As you may know, the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Programme was launched in the autumn of 2020 for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora in any country outside of the European Union, the Republic of Serbia or the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine. The scholarship aims to develop the scholarship holder’s personal, professional, and cultural relations to Hungary. Also, the scholarship supports their professional advancement with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and discovering the thousand-year-old Hungarian history and culture.

How many applications were submitted?

During the application for the academic year 2022/2023, altogether 350 applicants submitted their applications, of which 185 met the formal requirements. 119 applicants’ recommendation letter was accepted, and their applications were forwarded to higher education institutions for entrance exam. In addition to completing their applications, all students needed a motivation letter, which was evaluated by independent experts according to previously set criteria.

What were the most popular study fields and levels?

Most of those who passed the institutional admission process were admitted to undergraduate and graduate courses. Most applicants preferred foreign language courses to Hungarian courses. In addition, the most popular courses included Medicine, Hungarian Preparatory Programme in Hungarian and International Relations, for which one-third of the applicants applied.

From which countries were the most applications submitted?

The programme is available for the members of a Hungarian diaspora living in any country outside of the European Union, the Republic of Serbia, and the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine. In 2022, submissions came from almost all over the world such as Madagascar, Argentina, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, or Israel, but more than 50% of the eligible applicants came from the United States, Canada, and Brazil.

How many Hungarian universities participate in the scholarship programme?

In 2022/2023 application period, altogether 28 Hungarian higher education institutions offered academic programmes for scholarship holders including top universities such as the Semmelweis University, University of Pécs or Eötvös Loránd University.

Those students who are interested in the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Programme can apply in the autumn of 2022. Stay tuned and regularly visit the official website of the scholarship and its Facebook page.