Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Hungary


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7 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in September through to May.  The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program at the beginning of September, which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected. Monthly group meetings, excursions, cultural programs and conferences will take place throughout the grant period.


Candidate Profile :

Applicants are welcome in all fields of study. Preference will be given to subjects in arts, humanities, and social sciences as they relate to the political, social and economic changes and developing democracy in Hungary; the history and culture of Hungary and of East Central Europe; and the sciences including Mathematics.

Two Travel grants will also be awarded to applicants who will be in receipt of non-Fulbright funding, or who may be using personal funds for an academic year of study. The same criteria that apply to study/research grants apply to Travel grants. Before a grant is awarded, candidates will be required to confirm their ability to support themselves abroad.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application are not eligible.

For policy reasons, those born and educated in Hungary, and who left the country within the last five years, will not be considered.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Hungarian language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process unless needed to successfully complete the project/study plan. If Hungarian language proficiency is important for the proposed project/study plan, those who are not proficient in Hungarian should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications and selected applicants should begin studying the language as soon as feasible, as language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Final affiliations will be arranged by the Fulbright Commission, but applications should contain preferred institutional placement(s) and a letter of affiliation, if received.  

Placement requests to non-Hungarian higher education institutions active in Hungary are less preferred. Affiliations with institutions outside of Budapest are favored. There are excellent opportunities for independent study and research at all Hungarian higher educational institutions in and outside of Budapest, such as: Debrecen, Szeged, Pécs, Miskolc, Veszprém, Eger, Kecskemét, and Győr, and at the institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. See the list of Hungarian higher education institutions on the Commission’s website at www.fulbright.hu/info-for-fulbright-grantees. The Commission will also provide assistance in securing professional advice. Applicants enrolling in degree programs or courses at a Hungarian institution requiring an entrance examination must apply for admission individually. The Fulbright Commission may provide assistance in gaining admission. Exceptions are music students who wish to study at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest (see below).

For applicants to Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, please make sure to provide your Supplementary Material as requested www.en.lfze.hu/admission for Arts applicants and please make sure to apply directly to the Liszt Academy by the Academy’s application deadline indicating that you have applied for a Fulbright grant.


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Generally, a full waiver is not available for programs where tuition fees are required. Tuition may be covered by the Fulbright grant up to $3,000 per academic year, but fees are considered on an individual basis.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


Website:

Fulbright Commission www.fulbright.hu

Hungarian Academy of Sciences www.mta.hu

Ministry of Human Resources in Hungary  www.emmi.hu

Contact: sas@fulbright.hu


2 Austrian-Hungarian Joint Research/Study Grant

The purpose of this award is to provide graduate students in the Arts and Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to conduct research on topics of regional or bilateral relevance in collaboration with Austrian and Hungarian specialists.


Grant Period:

6 months. 

3 months in Austria and 3 months in Hungary with negotiable starting dates. The project should be executed during the academic year.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates are welcome to apply from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences  – including but not limited to the arts, economics, ecology, geography, history, and political science, – provided that project proposals focus on the territories of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1526-1918) or topics of bilateral Austrian-Hungarian or regional relevance (1918-present). Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their research interests and include detailed project proposals.


Ineligbility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application are not eligible.

For policy reasons, those born and educated in Hungary, and who left the country within the last five years, will not be considered.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended

Level: Novice to Advanced, depending on the nature of the project.

Minimum of 1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant.

Additional Information: Language requirements are commensurate with the nature of the proposed project, which may be conducted in English, German, or Hungarian.  Some knowledge of German and/or Hungarian is desirable, and advanced knowledge of German and/or Hungarian may be required, contingent upon the nature of the project.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applications should state intended institutional affiliations and include corresponding letters of invitation.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select Austrian Hungarian Grant from the drop down menu. 


Website:

Fulbright Commission in Austria www.fulbright.at

Fulbright Commission in Hungary www.fulbright.hu

Ministry of Human Resources in Hungary  www.emmi.hu

Hungarian Academy of Sciences www.mta.hu

Contact: sas@fulbright.hu


2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in September through to May. The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program at the beginning of September which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected. Monthly group meetings, excursions, cultural programs and conferences will take place throughout the grant period. 


Candidate Profile :

Applications are welcome from graduate students from the following fields: TEFL/applied linguistics; American literature; American studies; Folklore; Political Science; and/or graduate students interested in international education and educational advising. Previous teaching experience is highly recommended.

Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible project proposals. Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between selected candidates and designated institutions. 


Placement Type:

There are two placement types available. Grantees will be placed in either Budapest, at one of the major universities and at the Fulbright Commission’s EducationUSA Advising Center; or at a higher education institution or a high school outside of Budapest. Both placements include teaching 2 or 3 courses per week, as well as advising Hungarian students on studying in the U.S. and participating in EducationUSA outreach activities. In addition, approximately 12 hours per week will be reserved for an independent study/research project, if needed.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application are not eligible.

For policy reasons, those born and educated in Hungary, and who left the country within the last five years, will not be considered.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Hungarian language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process. Some study of Hungarian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


Website:

Fulbright Commission www.fulbright.hu


2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships- Roma Student Initiative Grant

The purpose of this award is to provide English language training and leadership development to the Roma student population in Hungary, who have been disadvantaged due to their poor economic situation and have suffered discrimination over the years.


Grant Period:

9 months

Grants will begin in September through to May. The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program at the beginning of September which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected. Monthly group meetings, excursions, cultural programs and conferences will take place throughout the grant period.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from graduate students in all fields in the humanities. Preference will be given to applicants from the following fields: TEFL/applied linguistics, American literature, American Studies, Folklore, Political Science, Creative Writing, Sociology, Anthropology and/or graduate students interested in international education, educational advising and community development. Previous teaching experience is highly recommended.

Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible project proposals. Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between selected candidates and designated institutions.


Placement Type:

The goal of the Roma Student Initiative is to work with Roma students who have already gained admission to Hungary’s colleges and universities and are residents in the Roma Residential Colleges (for more information on Roma residential colleges please check the websites of e.g. the Jesuit Roma Residential College or the Lutheran Roma Residential College) that were set up to support first generation students, often from underprivileged families. Grantees will be placed at several residential colleges around the country where they will be responsible for teaching 2 or 3 courses per week. Moreover, grantees will advise Hungarian students on studying in the U.S. and participating in EducationUSA outreach activities, such as conducting outreach events or lessons to high school students in general in areas with significant Roma presence. Grantees may also be asked to assist the work of the American Corners in Hungary. In addition, approximately 12 hours per week will be reserved for an independent study/research project, if needed.

Detailed information on Roma residential colleges can also be found on the Fulbright Commission’s website.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s

Master’s


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Foreign Language Proficiency: Not Required

Additional Information: Hungarian language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process. Some study of Hungarian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.