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Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies

Call for Applications
Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies Program
for the 2018/2019 academic year

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for a 10-month scholarship during the 2018/2019 academic year. The scholarship is intended for individuals of Hungarian origin living outside of Hungary who wish to strengthen their language knowledge and cultural identity.

The goal of the Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies scholarship is to improve the Hungarian language skills and cultural knowledge of young people of Hungarian origin who are citizens and residents of other countries (the so-called "Western diaspora"). The two-semester course takes place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest with the cooperation of the adult education institute of the Ministry.

Young people, between the age of 18 and 35 years are invited to apply. All applicants should have foreign citizenship; those with dual (Hungarian) citizenship are also encouraged to apply. Volunteer work, references from post-secondary institutions, and any other activities related to Hungary or Hungarian culture are taken into consideration in the selection of the applicants.

Call for Applications [PDF]

 

About the program:

The program consists of language and cultural studies and provides opportunities to actively explore Hungary and contemporary Hungarian culture. In the framework of cultural studies students learn about history, literature, geography, folklore, art history, and social issues. At the end of the program students take a final exam in the above subjects, defend their final essay, and take a Hungarian language exam officially recognized by the Hungarian government. (The level and type of the language exam is decided by the language skills examination board.)

Participants of the program will receive a certification at the end of the program.

Class attendance is mandatory. Should a participant miss classes without cause, or violate the Study and Exam rules or Disciplinary Guidelines, he or she will lose the right to continue the program and the right to dormitory placement. Any individual who has been expelled from the program will have to repay all scholarship received up to that date.

Program duration:
10 months (September 2018–June 2019)

The scholarship includes:
Full tuition fee
45,000 HUF/month stipendfree accommodation at the student hostel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (3 persons per room)
student ID (offering discounts)
health insurance

Total number of course participants: 20

Deadline for applications: 31 May, 2018

 

Find more information about applications here.

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