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Overseas scholarships for the Balassi Summer University in Budapest

The Balassi Institute invites applications for a Hungarian State intended for individuals of Hungarian descent living outside of Hungary (specifically: North-America, South-America, Australia, New Zealand), who wish to improve their command of Hungarian language and rediscover their cultural heritage. The four-week long course takes place at the Balassi Institute in Budapest. Young people of Hungarian descent, who are 18 years old or older, and who are not eligible for other scholarships announced by the Hungarian Scholarship Board for Summer Universities, are invited to apply. Volunteer work, references from their University, and any other activities related to the Hungarian culture are taken into consideration in the selection of the applicants.

During the four-week long program the students attend 100 Hungarian language classes, and they can participate in Hungarian studies lectures and extramural activities. Outside of class they will visit museums and will have various programs where they can gain experience regarding the Hungarian culture. At the end of the program they will take an oral and a written exam. For those students who wish to apply for credits at their Universities, the Balassi Institute provides detailed course descriptions.

The program runs for 4 weeks (30 July, 2012 – 24 August, 2012), and the scholarship covers the tuition fee, course materials, student residence (2-3 persons per room), three meals a day, pass for public transportation, the cost of attending the cultural programs in the afternoons, attending the excursion. Deadline for electronic application: 15 May, 2012.

For detailed information and to access the electronic application system please visit:


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