Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Hungary


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7 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in September and will last through May. 

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September, which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected.


Candidate Profile:

Applicants are welcome in all fields of study. Preference will be given to subjects in arts, music, 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 with other sources of funding for an academic year of study which does not cover travel expenses. 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 sources of funding to cover their cost of living and research.


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 Fulbright/Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Award description).

 


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

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


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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


Country Overview:

Hungary is a welcoming country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with strong international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


1 Fulbright Austria-Hungary Joint Research Award

Award Profile:

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.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September, which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected if grantee starts the grant period in Hungary.


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.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


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.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Austrian Hungarian Grant from the drop down menu. Select Austria for Country 1 and Hungary for Country 2.


Country Overview:

Hungary is a welcoming country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with strong international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in September and will last through May.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from 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. 


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. Some study of Hungarian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


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., participating in EducationUSA outreach activities and assisting 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.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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


Country Overview:

Hungary is a welcoming country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with strong international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


1 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award- Roma Student Initiative

Award Profile:

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 and will last through May.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation is expected.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from applicants 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.


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. Some study of Hungarian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


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.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name, please select Roma Student Initiative Grant from the drop down menu.


Country Overview:

Hungary is a welcoming country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with strong international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


1 Fulbright/Antall József Fellowship Award at Corvinus University of Budapest

Award Profile:

The Antall József Knowledge Center of Political and Social Sciences is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that was founded in 2010 in cooperation with Corvinus University of Budapest. The Center's key aim is to support the intellectual development and research activities of students, researchers, and young professionals through various educational programs, conferences and roundtable discussions on pressing national, regional and international issues. The Center is devoted to address and analyze critical issues by bringing together academic experts, key policy makers. The Center is also involved with the publishing of high quality books and articles in the field of political and social sciences.


Grant Period:

Up to 9 months.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected.


Candidate Profile:

The Fulbright-Antall József fellow will take part in the daily activities of the international relations office. S/he will help to extend the English language events and publications of the Knowledge Center. S/he will develop a policy paper, which will analyze through theory, practice, and multidisciplinary perspectives the Central European region and its Transatlantic relations. S/he may choose to focus on foreign policy, security and defense policy, or international relations theory. S/he may attend courses at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities. Applicants must have excellent academic record.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


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.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Corvinus Univ. Award from the drop down menu.


Country Overview:

Hungary is a welcoming country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with strong international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Antall József Fellowship Program: www.ajtk.hu/en

Hungarian Fulbright Commission: www.fulbright.hu

Corvinus University of Budapest: www.uni-corvinus.hu, Corvinus University

2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Fulbright grantees to Hungary talk about their professional and personal experiences:

Fulbright grantees in Hungary AY 2012-2013

Fulbright grantees in Hungary AY 2013-2014

Galen Gibson-Cornell U.S. Fulbright Student to Hungary AY 2013-2014

Fulbright grantees to Hungary AY 2014-2015

Contact: [email protected], [email protected]


1 Fulbright/Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute New

Award Profile:

The grantee will reside one academic year (two semesters) at Budapest Semesters of Mathematics (BSM) and will be expected to study 8 courses, and to take part in the activities of BSM. In case the student is advanced enough to join a research group of the Rényi Alfréd Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Rényi Institute and BSM will appoint an appropriate research advisor from among the joint faculty of the Rényi Institute and BSM, and will provide the student with proper research services at the Rényi Institute.

 

 


Grant Period:

Up to 9 months.

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.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


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.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Affiliation:

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Rényi Alfréd Institute of Mathematics

For more information please contact: Dr. Dezso Miklós, Deputy Director of Rényi Institute and Hungarian Program Director of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, email: [email protected]
or Dr. Kristina Garrett, Director of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics North American Office, email: [email protected]

Applicants are encouraged to include a letter of invitation in their application material.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Rényi Institute from the drop down menu.


Country overview:

Hungary is a welcoming country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with strong international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics: www.budapestsemesters.com

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Rényi Alfréd Institute of Mathematics: www.renyi.hu

Hungarian Fulbright Commission: www.fulbright.hu

2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Fulbright grantees to Hungary talk about their professional and personal experiences:

Fulbright grantees in Hungary AY 2012-2013

Fulbright grantees in Hungary AY 2013-2014

Galen Gibson-Cornell U.S. Fulbright Student to Hungary AY 2013-2014

Fulbright grantees to Hungary AY 2014-2015


1 Fulbright/Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Award New

Award Profile:

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest is the only music academy in the world that was founded by Franz Liszt. The piano virtuoso, composer, conductor, teacher, author and philanthropist established the institution in 1875. The Academy has always taken pride in meeting the standards set by its founders and revered professors. This means students encounter a special and demanding Hungarian style of teaching. Education here focuses on understanding the meaning of music and the art of ensemble playing. Those who enter the Liszt Academy know that attendance involves a serious commitment to a perfectionist approach to music. Studying here means hard and disciplined work under the guidance of professors who are renowned artists, visiting professors at other illustrious universities, jury members of international competitions, for whom teaching is a passion. The Liszt Academy is proud to have outstanding, highly experienced professors. All classical instruments, singing/opera, jazz and folk music, orchestral/choral conducting, music pedagogy, composition are offered as majors - both on BA and MA level.

 


Grant Period:

Up to 9 months.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected.

 


Candidate Profile:

Applicants are welcome with strong music education background in one of the following: symphonic orchestral instruments, voice, jazz, music education, music history, composition, choir/orchestral conducting or folk music. Candidates are expected to show dedication in the traditional European values and music culture, and embrace the tradition of our ancestors: Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, György Ligeti, Lipot Auer, David Popper, Sir Georg Solti and many more. We also expect of the candidates the willingness to participate in various ensembles and orchestras as performers as these subjects are highlighted areas in most of the curriculums of the Liszt Academy.

High interest in visiting concerts is also preferable since the Liszt Academy is among the most prestigious concert venues in the region.

In general, we also expect candidates to be open to new ideas, cultures and musical influences since our academy is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Hungary with students, professors, lecturers and performers from all over the world.

 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


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.

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

The affiliation for this award will be with the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. An affiliation letter is required. Applicants are encouraged to contact the International Office of the Academy to discuss their proposal and request a letter of invitation.

Applicants have to apply directly to the Liszt Academy as well by the Academy’s application deadline indicating that they have applied for a Fulbright grant. Information about the Academy’s application procedure can be found at: http://lfze.hu/en/application.

 


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Hungary at the time of application and/or candidates with extensive experience of the host country are less preferred.

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

 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Liszt Academy from the drop down menu.

For applicants applying for a performance based program, select Arts for the Grant Category and submit supplementary arts materials.

Applicants must apply directly to the Liszt Academy as well by the Academy’s application deadline and indicate that they have applied for a Fulbright grant. Information about the Academy’s application procedure can be found at: http://lfze.hu/en/application.

 


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Liszt Academy of Music: www.zeneakademia.hu/en

Hungarian Fulbright Commission: www.fulbright.hu

2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Fulbright grantees to Hungary talk about their professional and personal experiences:

Fulbright grantees in Hungary 2013-14

Fulbright grantees in Hungary 2013-14

Galen Gibson-Cornell U.S. Fulbright Student to Hungary 2013-2014

Contact: International Office of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music: Ms. Beáta Furka at [email protected]

Fulbright Commission: Ms. Annamária Sas at [email protected]

 


I am a....

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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.