1 Fulbright/Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
The grantee will reside one academic year (two semesters) at Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) and will take part in the activities of BSM. If the student is advanced enough to join a research group of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, 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 will begin on September 1, 2024 with an end date of May 31, 2025.
The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program at the beginning of September 2024, which includes basic language and intercultural competency training and sightseeing tours. Attendance at the orientation course is expected. BSM also organizes orientation programs: an online pre-departure orientation and in-country orientations about living in Hungary and academic life.
Applicants must have a well-defined study and/or research project. A high level of maturity, flexibility, and ability to serve as a cultural ambassador is expected.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright on-line application, for the Award Name please select Rényi Institute from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
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
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
Alfréd Rényi 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 at email@example.com or Dr. Kristina Garrett, North American Director of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are required to include a letter of invitation in their application material.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics will offer a full tuition waiver for one student for one academic year.
BSM and/or Hungarian Fulbright Commission will assist in finding housing.
To be considered an accompanying dependent, the individual must be a spouse or a close relative (child, parent) who is financially dependent on the grantee and spends at least 80% of the grant period with the grantee abroad.
Hungary is a welcoming and safe 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 rapidly growing 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.
Cost of living in Hungary is on average about 40% lower than in the United States.
The Fulbright Commission and BSM gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
What did you achieve thanks to Fulbright? video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW552yktR-Y
Who Is a Great Fulbright Applicant? video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPDGUt9RBNg
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics: https://www.bsmath.hu/CURRENT/
Fulbright Hungary Family video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZCuNPaQ08Y
30 Years of Fulbright Hungary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsvJYul4i94