1. THE GOAL OF THE APPLICATION
The scholarship is intended for individuals of Hungarian descent living outside of Hungary who wish to strengthen their language knowledge and cultural identity.
The objective of the Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and cultural knowledge of young people of Hungarian descent, who are citizens and residents of other countries (the so-called “Western diaspora”). The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (KKM MDA Kft., a background institution of the MFA).
2. THE OBJECT OF THE APPLICATION
The programme consists of language and cultural studies and provides a great opportunity for participants to actively explore Hungary and contemporary Hungarian culture. In the framework of cultural studies students learn about history, literature, geography, folklore, art history, and social issues. At the end of the programme students take a final exam in the above subjects, defend their final essay, and take a Hungarian language exam officially recognized by the Hungarian state. (The level and type of the language exam is decided by the language skills examination board.)
Participants of the programme will receive a certification at the end of their studies.
Class attendance is compulsory. Should a participant miss classes without cause, or violate the Study and Exam rules or Disciplinary Guidelines, he/she will lose the right to continue the programme and the right to dormitory placement. Any individual who has been expelled from the programme will have to repay all stipend (monthly allowance) received up to that date.
3. THE LENGTH AND THE CONTENT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
Duration of the programme is 10 months (September 2020 – June 2021).
The scholarship includes:
- full tuition fee
- HUF 45,000/month allowance (to be paid monthly)
- free accommodation in the dormitory (3-bedded rooms)
- student card (offering discounts)
- basic health services
Maximum number of scholarships to be awarded: 20
4. CONDITIONS OF THE APPLICATION
Individuals between the age of 18 and 35 years are invited to apply. All applicants should have foreign citizenship, those with dual citizenship (Hungarian and other) are also encouraged to apply. Volunteer work, references from post-secondary institutions, and any other activities related to Hungary or Hungarian culture are all taken into consideration in the selection of the applicants.
5. DEADLINE OF APPLICATIONS
Deadline of applications: 11 March 2020, 24.00 (UTC+1)
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