Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The application for the 2023/2024 academic year is closed!


Mission of the scholarship

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.
The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.

More information

More information on the scholarship programme can be found under:

For the application procedure visit this site:

For the University’s profile visit:

Call for Application 

Operational Regulations (last modified: 16/01/2023)

Application criteria

• Hungarian identity and connection to a diaspora community declared in a motivation letter and a statement,
• residency in one of the supported regions,
• recommendation letter from a Diaspora Organisation or the Hungarian Representation of the respective territory,
• living outside Hungary for at least 10 years before the submission of the application,
• 4 years of applicant’s secondary school studies completed outside Hungary,
• applicant was born before 31 August 2004 (except those applying for Dance study programmes),
• applicant undertakes to learn Hungarian as a foreign language and Hungarian culture during his/her whole study period and undertakes to pass a Hungarian as a foreign language exam at CEFR B2 level minimum,
• applicant undertakes to help the local Hungarian diaspora organisation in a foreign country with community work for the specified period in the Call for Applications after graduation.
The applicant must complete the admission requirements set by the host higher education institution.

Provisions covered by the scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend: monthly amount of HUF 43,700 (cca EUR 120) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
  • Accommodation contribution: free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period (Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, the HUF 40,000/month is a contribution to that rental costs, and in bigger cities – especially in the capital city – this contribution would not cover the full amount of rental costs.)
  • Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca EUR 195) a year/person

Available study programmes

Detailed information about these programmes as well as the application forms can be found in the “Study programmes in foreign languages” section of the website.

Indicative timeline

  • 31 January 2023 Deadline of submitting applications
  • February – May 2023: professional evaluation by the Host Institutions
  • 15 April 2023 Submitting the medical certificate
  • 05 Jun 2023 Diaspora Scholarship Committee session
  • July 2023 Notification about selection results
  • July and August 2023 Visa application process and submitting missing documents
  • September 2023 Arrival to Hungary and start of higher education studies

Contact Information

For further information please visit the official Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship website:
If you have any further question, then please do not hesitate to contact Ms Szilvia Strack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Social media