Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, applicants holding dual-citizenship are eligible to apply for the scholarship, also in case one of the citizenships is Hungarian.

Residing in Hungary is not an exclusionary reason, but in case of having a permanent address in Hungary, the application will not be considered. Exceptions to the latter are self-financed students, and scholarship holders of the Márton Áron Scholarship Programme already studying in Hungary.

The applicant is not eligible to receive the Scholarship Programme for the Hungarian Diaspore in case they have another concurrent scholarship from the Hungarian central budget. If the scholarship holder was awarded more than one scholarship, they have to choose one of the scholarships and renounce from the other ones.

The scholarship programme does not offer traineeships. There are full degree study programmes which include the traineeship as part of the course. In case you wish to apply for partial studies, you will need to consult with the university you are interested in about the possibility to take part in a traineeship during the study period.

Only the representative of a Diaspora Organisation or the Hungarian Representation of the respective territory. A private individual cannot provide the recommendation letter, it is required to be an official document.

No. Applicants are eligible to apply, only if they were born before 31 August 2003 (except those applying for Dance study programmes).

No. In case you already have a B2 or C1 level Hungarian language certificate, you will not need to take another language exam.

Yes. The knowledge of Hungarian language is not amongst the application requirements, except for study programmes in the Hungarian language. If you still want to study in Hungarian, it is possible to apply for and complete a one-year Hungarian language preparatory course within the framework of the scholarship programme, before applying for the desired study programme in Hungarian.

In case the applicant’s country secondary school lasts less than 4 years, the last period of primary education will be considered, too, so a proof of the last 4 years of completed education (secondary and
primary school years count together) should be uploaded.

In this case, you have the possibility to ask for accepting your application ex aequo et bono and upload a certificate issued by the ministry responsible for education in your country. The certificate has to state that the school certificate necessary for your further education is not yet available.

Yes, it is, or you can also contact a Hungarian Diplomatic Representative to obtain your Letter of Recommendation. Please note, that if the Letter of recommendation is not issued in the country of residence of the applicant, it should explain the connection. Here you can find the list of contacts.

Yes, taking part in the Hungarian language and culture course is compulsory for everyone studying in a foreign language study programme. There will be courses organized at different levels for students with a different level of language proficiency.

While studying in Hungary in the framework of the scholarship programme, it is not possible to apply for the Erasmus programme. This would mean double financing, which is forbidden regarding the Call for Applications. Moreover, scholarship holders are obliged to reside habitually in Hungary during their scholarship period, therefore, this would not be feasible technically, either.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict what the situation will be next year. This year there have been certain rules: such as spending a certain time in quarantine or provide negative COVID test, the latter was financed by host universities.

Basically, the study programmes available in the framework of the scholarship programme are presence-based programmes.

Yes, because with this you prove that you meet the requirement of carrying out the last four years of your secondary studies in a foreign country (not Hungary).

No, all applications will be forwarded to the host institutions in the online application system.

Yes, but certain rules apply: with study purposes and holding a student mobility residence permit and a student mobility certificate one may only engage in full-time occupational activity in up to twenty-four hours per week during their term-time, and outside their term-time, for a maximum period of ninety days or sixty-six working days a year.

You can find the list in Annex 4 of the Call for application and also in the online application system.

Entry requirements may vary between the host institutions regarding their provided study programmes. Therefore, you are kindly asked to check these requirements regarding your selected study programme(s) in the online application system.

It depends, which dual citizenship you have. If one of them is Hungarian, you do not have to get a visa.

According to the Call for Applications, monthly stipend and accommodation contribution is awarded upon extra request (in the first academic year – if the claim has been made in the application, it will be awarded automatically, in the next academic years the request will be examined and decided upon academic achievement and financial situation, etc.).

All other scholarship allowances will be provided automatically for the whole duration of the scholarship period, e.g. exemption from the payment of tuition fee, medical insurance.

No. The obligation to pass a Hungarian as a foreign language exam does not apply for students taking part in short term study programmes (1 or 2 semesters) or in partial studies.

Yes. In case the applicant’s knowledge of Hungarian language is not sufficient, his/her application can be forwarded to the one-year Hungarian preparatory programme.