Ministry of Foreign Affairs Grant for Hungarian Language Course 2017, Hungary

Publish Date: Apr 18, 2017

Deadline: May 05, 2017

Invitation for grant applications – Hungarian studies 2017/2018

Invitation for grant applications

Hungarian language course – Hungarian studies (credit-based) for persons whose native language is not Hungarian for the 2017/2018 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.




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 2017 and June 2018, 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.


Scholarship students will receive the following benefits for the duration of their studies (September 2017–June 2018):
• free study material
• 35,000 HUF/month stipend
• free accommodation at the student hostel (2-3 persons per room)
• student ID (offering discounts)

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.

For further information contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1016 Budapest, Somlói út 51., Room 246) or visit the website of the Institute.

• Tel.: +36 1 381 51 91
• E-mail:

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