Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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Fulbright Austria-Hungary Joint Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
6 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
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.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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




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


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


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, Question #22 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.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.hu/, http://www.fulbright.at

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Annamaria Sas

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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.


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. 



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.