Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

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Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The Government of Hungary initiated the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Program to aid individuals residing outside Europe within the Hungarian diaspora, who aspire to pursue their education at a Hungarian tertiary institution, fostering stronger connections with Hungary on personal, professional and cultural levels.

The aim of the programme is to assist scholarship holders in their career development through excellent Hungarian higher education. Concurrently, it seeks to enhance their proficiency in the Hungarian language and strengthen their sense of Hungarian identity. Upon completing their studies, the scholars return to their home countries equipped with competitive skills and knowledge, empowering them to contribute to their communities, uphold Hungarian values and foster stronger ties between the diaspora and Hungary.

The program is open to individuals belonging to the Hungarian diaspora residing in any country outside the European Union, the Republic of Serbia or the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine.

You can search for the participating countries and territories on the following website:

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts is part of the Diaspora Scholarship programme with it’s one-tier Graphics and Painting programme in Hungarian language.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship:

  • Tuition-free education:exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
  • Monthly stipend:
    • non-degree, bachelor, master, and one-tier master level: monthly HUF 43.700 contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies,
    • doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, it is monthly HUF 140 000 for the first 2 years, then 180 000 HUF for the second 2 years at present - for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies

  • Accommodation:
    • monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period.
    • OR place in the university’s dormitory at Stróbl Alajos utca (ide kellene link amivel rögtön az University Facilities menüpontra ugrik)
  • Medical insurance:
    • health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance.
    • Private English language health insurance is provided during the scholarship period
    • One-time travel support: it is provided upon a separate request, exclusively to assist the scholarship holder’s relocation for the purpose of starting their studies. The support is a travel lump sum of 330.000 HUF for distances between 8.000 and 19.999 km, taking into account the distance between Budapest and the city of the scholarship holder’s residence

More information is available on the following website: