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Invitation for Grant Applications – Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies 2018/2019


Invitation for grant applications Hungarian language course – Hungarian studies (credit-based) for persons whose native language is not Hungarian for the 2018/2019 academic year

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite applications for a grant for a 10-month comprehensive Hungarian language–Hungarian studies training for candidates who are:

– non-Hungarian citizens whose native language is other than Hungarian,
– below 35 years of age,
– graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies.

Confirmation of current or former studies by the applicant in the field of Hungarian studies or related subjects, and a working plan for disseminating the Hungarian language and culture are also a prerequisite.



Call for Applications [PDF] 



The goal of Hungarian Language–Hungarian Studies training is to increase the language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary. The programme, which is a 10-month-long accredited training programme between September 2018 and June 2019, offers 26–55 ECTS credit points. The University of Pecs verifies the completion of the studies by issuing a certificate.

Improving the language skills is a major goal of the training. The students will attend 12–28 language classes per week in small groups. At the end of the language course they will take an ECL exam (intermediate or advanced level) which is authorized by the Hungarian state.

The courses in Hungarian Studies transfer complex and diverse knowledge of present Hungary and its cultural heritage. Beside compulsory lectures and seminars students take part in optional seminars according to their individual field of interest. Compulsory lectures/seminars: History, Literature, Linguistics, Ethnography, History of Arts and Music, Geography, Hungarian Society Today, Economics, Cultural and Political System. Students can choose from the following subjects according to their interest: History, History of Literature, Contemporary Literature, Translation of Literary Works, Linguistics, History of Film, History of Theatre.

The programme consists of two semesters including a study period of 13/15 weeks (with at least 28–32 lessons weekly), and an exam period of 4 weeks (with maximum 4 exams in each semester). There are three types of curriculum available according to the different language competence of the students.



1. Registration

Applicants must complete the online registration form ( A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within 1 day of your registration. (Should you not receive it, please contact Balázs Bencsik: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

2. Completion of application form and questionnaire

After your successful registration, sign in with your username and password (, and visit

Download the .zip file named „Hungarology application package ENG” and complete the application form and the quaestionnaire electronically.

3. Required documentation and references:

– a copy of the passport

– a copy of the applicant’s diploma or lecture book

– at least one letter of recommendation from an acknowledged expert in the field of Hungarian Studies or in the applicant’s field of interest

– a professional plan of max. two pages describing the applicant’s field of interest/research

4. Print and sign the application form.

5. Scan and upload it together with the required documentation and references to

6. The application package should also be sent to the following address:

MFA – Balassi Institute NOF

1016 Budapest, Somlói út 51.

Please put “HUNGAROLÓGIA” on the envelope.

  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will inform all applicants about the results until 15 June, 2018, at the latest.



Scholarship students will receive the following benefits for the duration of their studies (September 2018–June 2019):

  • free study material
  • 45,000 HUF/month stipend
  • free accommodation at the student hostel (3 persons per room)
  • student ID (offering discounts)
  • health insurance

Students must cover the following costs:

  • Language exam fee: 25,000 HUF (approx. 85 EUR);
  • Cost of board and travel (the grant covers approx. 30% of these costs)

The scholarship can only be granted on one occasion.

If an application is not accepted, the applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the programme in a fee-paying form.

By signing the application the Applicant gives their consent to processing and handling of personal data by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade until the evaluation (or 31 August at the latest). Successful applicants give their consent to processing and handling of personal data by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade during their entire scholarship period.

For further information contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1016 Budapest, Somlói út 51., Room 201) or visit the website of the Institute.

  •          Tel.:                +36 1 381 51 44
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