The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary (hereunder (MFA) based on the 241/2016. (VIII.16.) Government Decree and the 4/2019 (III.13) MFA Order on the Organizational and Operational Rules of the MFA, within the Balassi Scholarship Programme with Márton Áron Scholarship invites applications for the Balassi Summer University 2022 

The objective of the scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and cultural knowledge related to Hungary of the participants in the programme. Besides the intensive learning of the Hungarian language, the Balassi Summer University offers lectures on Hungarian literature, history, geography, ethnography, history of theatre and cultural history. The students attend 80 Hungarian language classes, and they also participate in 40 classes/fieldwork/programmes of Hungarology. During the extracurricular programs (excursion, museum visits, etc.) they can experience the Hungarian culture. At the end of the Hungarian language course, they will take a written exam. The four-week long course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (hereunder KKM MDA Kft.).

The duration of the programme is 4 weeks (18 July 2022 – 12 August 2022).

The scholarship includes:

  • full tuition fee
  • course material
  • accommodation
  • three meals a day
  • a 30-day pass for public transport
  • attending the cultural programmes
  • attending the excursion

Maximum number of scholarships to be awarded: 60

Individuals entitled to submit their applications are:

  • of Hungarian descent, citizens and residents of the diaspora communities beyond the Carpathian Basin, and a minimum of 18 years of age, or
  • of non-Hungarian descent, citizens and residents of other countries, and a minimum of 18 years of age.

Deadline of applications: 1 April 2022, 24.00 (UTC+1)

The call for application is published in Hungarian at

in English at

Applications are to be submitted via the application website

Please visit the site, prepare and submit your application according to the information provided there.