Hungary through the Balassi Institute, the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office offers scholarships for foreign students and lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes.
The following scholarships are available in the academic year 2012-2013:
A - semester/partial studies (3-10 months)
Available for: undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students (enrolled at foreign higher education institutions), especially those majoring in Hungarian Language and Literature and students participating in a single degree track university programme (such as General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Studies, Veterinary Studies, Architecture, Studies in Law, etc.). Before application, students are required to have completed minimum two semesters at their home institutions. For ‘Type A' scholarship students may apply only on one occasion during their Bachelor's studies, and once during their Master's studies.
B - postgraduate studies, research (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for: applicants holding a Master's degree or an equivalent university degree, including PhD students who intend to do research for their dissertation and wish to stay in Hungary for less than 10 months. (However, PhD students cannot earn credits during the scholarship period at the host university.)
C/1 - full PhD programme (36 months)
Only students proficient in Hungarian can apply. The scholarship is conditional upon successful entrance exam / admission to the respective doctoral school.
C/2 - partial PhD studies (10 months)
Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at an accredited higher education institution in their home country or in a foreign country (but not in Hungary).
D - postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)
Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree.
E - research stay (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for associate professors or high-ranking academics as well as researchers holding minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree.
F - summer courses in the summer of 2012 (2-4 weeks)
Only courses published in the list of ‘Summer Courses 2012' on the HSB website can be selected. You may select three different courses but your scholarship will allow you to participate only in one course.
The application has to be submitted online as well as in a printed version sent by post by April 26, 2012.
For more information please visit the website of the Hungarain Scholarship Board Office.