Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies Programme

Based on the 241/2016. (VIII.16.) Government Regulation and the 4/2019. (III. 13.) Order of the Organizational and Operational Rules of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFA) of Hungary, within the Balassi Scholarship Programme the Ministry announces application in the academic year of 2021/2022 for the HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAMME for individuals of Hungarian descent living in the Diaspora outside the Carpathian Basin who wish to strengthen their language knowledge and cultural identity.


Deadline of applications: 5 May 2021, 24.00 (UTC+1)

The call of application

The call for application is published at:

Steps of application:

  1. Click the field „Fill in application form”
  2. Fill in the application form and upload the necessary documents:
    • signed, printed statement (required format: .pdf),
    • CV (required format: .doc, .docx)
    • an approx. 300-word essay on why you would like to study in Hungary (required format: .doc, .docx),
    • copy of passport (required format: .pdf),
    • copy of transcripts and diplomas signed or certified by the appropriate authorities (required format: .pdf),
    • reference letter from a volunteer organization (eg. scouts, school, foundation, church, etc.) or a recognized individual ( required format: .pdf),
    • the Excel document Health Screening Questionnaire filled in electronically (required format: Excel file) and the accompanying Word document named Health Screening Questionnaire Declaration, signed and scanned (required format: .pdf)
    • copy of document certifying vaccinaton obtained so far/vaccination booklet, if any (required format: .pdf)
  3. Finish and submit the application

Please note the following during the application:

  • we recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari browsers
  • you can save the unfinished application after filling in the form, then later (but during the application period) you can continue to upload the documents or make a correction (using the data received by email)
  • please make sure to upload all the necessary documents by the application deadline
  • please pay attention to the emails you receive to your provided email address because any information regarding the application and application results will be sent to the applicants via email, by the specified date

Fill in application form