Scholarship in the area of Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies for the academic year 2021/22

Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies 2021-2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFA) invites applications from non-Hungarian-speaking university students and young graduates not older than 35 years for a 10-month Hungarian State scholarship in the academic year of 2021/2022 for the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies Programme.

The scholarship is intended for individuals of non-Hungarian citizenship (and of non-Hungarian decency) to increase their Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary.

The objective of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and “Hungarology” knowledge of graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies. The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the University of Pécs and with KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia.

The goal of Hungarian Language–Hungarian Studies training is to increase the Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary. The programme provides a great opportunity for participants to actively explore Hungary and contemporary Hungarian culture. The accredited training programme affiliated with the University of Pécs offers 26–55 ECTS credit points. The training programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

There are three types of curricula (A, B, C) available according to the different language competence of students.

The 10-month long training consists of two semesters including a study period of 13/15 weeks and an exam period of 4 weeks. During their study period, students have to attend 28/30 classes, while in the exam period they have to take 4-6 exams. During the training, there are cultural programmes as well, e.g. museum visits organized for the students.

Improving the students’ language skills is a major goal of the training. Intensive language learning takes up 12–28 lessons a week in small study-groups. Language training is completed with an international ECL language exam approved by the Hungarian state. Its credit value is 10/15 depending on the level (intermediate or advanced).

The interdisciplinary courses in Hungarian Studies transfer complex and diverse knowledge of present Hungary and its cultural heredity. Besides compulsory lectures and seminars, students take part in optional seminars according to their individual fields of interest. The credit value of “Hungarology” studies is all in all 16/36/40.

At the end of their training students sit for a language-exam. At the end of Training-B and -C they also write a final paper and take a final exam on one of the topics of their Hungarian studies.

The duration of the programme is 10 months (September 2021 – June 2022).

The scholarship includes:

  • full tuition fee
  • HUF 45,000/month allowance (to be paid monthly)
  • free accommodation in the dormitory
  • student card (offering discounts)
  • basic health services

Requirements for application: 

Individuals between the age of 18 and 35 years of non-Hungarian citizenship, whose native language is other than Hungarian, and who are graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies are invited to apply.

Deadline of applications: 29 April 2021, 24:00 on the site https://spjelentkezes.mdakft.hu/.

More information: https://balassischolarship.kormany.hu/hungarian-language-and-hungarian-studies-2021-2022