THE PROGRAM - STIPENDIUM HUNGARICUM
Special challenges – for experts to tackle
Hungarian universities are well known for their high quality of education. Balassi Insitute is an expert in organizing preparatory courses for foreign students who would like to study at Hungarian universities. Our system has been designed and refined since 1957, so we can offer the most effective course for students whose aim is to take a succesful entrance examination. Learning Hungarian language and reaching an advanced level in field specific vocabulary in Hungarian is not just important but an overwhelming experience at the same time for our students. Refreshing their knowledge in Biology, Chemistry or Maths – choosing a subject according to their needs for the university studies – and using Hungarian terminology are essential for their university years.
Our Institute puts great emphasis on the importance of rich social and cultural life. Our colleagues organize various programs and trips throughout the school year. Not only do we give the chance to learn about Hungarian traditions, but also enhance mutual understanding between cultures. Besides, these community-building activities link students and teachers; help foster new traditions; and promote helpfulness, inclusiveness, and responsibility.
SYSTEM AND METHODS
10 months preparatory course consists of two parts:
The lessons start at 8 am and finish around at 3 pm on weekdays. Students study in groups of 7-12 according to the specializations.
1st Semester (between September and December):
Students learn the Hungarian language, 30 hours a week. In order to be able to speak Hungarian with confidence from the first day, students are exposed to a balanced treatment of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and skills combined with communicative strategies.
The students of engineering, economics, complex science specializations study basic mathematical skills 8 hours a week in the last four weeks of the first semester.
There are written and oral examinations of Hungarian language at the end of the semester.
2nd Semester (between January and June):
Students learn Hungarian language in a reduced number of hours (12-14 hours) and 2-3 kinds of specialized subjects appropriate to their specialization 18-20 hours a week.
The students are required to take oral and written exams both in Hungarian language and the specification subjects at the end of the school year.
Consultation opportunities are provided during the school year.
Students can submit their applications to three higher education institutions throughout the school year. The higher education institution decides about the admission of the student based on their performance of the preparatory course and/or their own entrance exam.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Students can apply from the following partner countries:
Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Cambodia, China (including the Hudec scholarships), Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, The Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen
WHAT ABOUT THE FINANCIAL PROVISION?
(relevant for every full-time scholarship holder for academic year 2015/2016)
- no tuition fee
- monthly stipend:
- dormitory places or additional contribution to accommodation costs
- medical insurance
The travel costs have to be covered by the applicants.
HOW CAN YOU APPLY FOR THE PREPARATORY PROGRAMME?
You can apply on the official website of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme (www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu) which also provides general information and the official documents.
DETAILED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEXT APPLICATION FORESEEN: in January 2016.
NEXT DEADLINE FORESEEN: 1 March 2016
BALASSI INTÉZET MÁRTON ÁRON SZAKKOLLÉGIUM
Adress: Hungary, 1037 Budapest, Kunigunda útja 35.
Ms Matild André
programme coordinator of Stipendium Hungaricum Programme
Phone number: +36-1-766-5718
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