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Full time September MA 4 semesters
Economics (10) Geography (17) Sociology (33)

About the course

MA in Political Science focuses on both practical and theoretical issues. Among the strengthens of the program will be mentioned political philosophy; religion and politics; political communication; research methodology; economics; comparative studies. The 4-semester program requires a 2-week training, two certificates of language proficiency; and a thesis. An optional English language training course for free is highly recommended.

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Entry Requirements

- Academic requirements: BA in Political Science; BA in International Relations; BA in Social Sciences; BA in Public Administration.
- Language requirements: English language competency at level B2 or higher.

Entrance exam:

All applicants will take part in an entrance exam prior to acceptance to the programme.
The oral interview measures general aptitude, foreign language skills, sufficient background knowledge and student's motivation.

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Scholarships

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship program, launched by the Hungarian Government in 2013, offers scholarship for foreign nationals who intend to pursue their studies in Hungarian state accredited Higher Education Institutions.

The scholarship provides the following:
- free tuition
- monthly stipend: for Bachelor or Master: cca. EUR 130, for Doctoral programmes: cca. EUR 325
- free dormitory places OR contribution to private accommodation: cca. EUR 100
- medical insurance

The expanding network of sending partner countries:
Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Belize, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federative Republic of Brazil, Georgia, Ibero-American General Secretariat (eligible member states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela), Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kingdom of Thailand, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Oriental Republic of the Uruguay, Pacific Alliance (member states: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru), State of Palestine, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of Burundi, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Chile, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Mali, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Peru, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Sierra Leone, Republic of Singapore, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Philippines, , Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Eritrea, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Mexican States, United Republic of Tanzania.

Value of Scholarship(s)

The scholarship provides free tuition, health insurance and monthly stipend for the whole duration of the MSc program.

Eligibility

The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements concluded by and between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary or between institutions. Currently, approximately 90 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme throughout 5 different continents and the geographical scope of the programme is expanding each year.

Application Procedure

Details of application, as well as application deadlines can be found on the webpage: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2024.

Application website: https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/


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The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People offered by the Hungarian Government is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith. After completing their studies, the scholarship holders will return to help their home community with their knowledge, and they will participate in the reconstruction of war-destroyed countries and contribute to the improvement of the social situation and the preservation of the culture of Christian communities.

The scholarship includes:
- Tuition-free education:,
- Monthly stipend: cca. EUR 380 contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies,
- Accommodation: a contribution of HUF 40 000 (cca. EUR 100) to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period,
- Reimbursement of travel costs: HUF 200 000/year (cca. EUR 645)
- Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (cca. EUR 205)/year/person.

Scholarship holders must possess the relevant language and education certificates, degrees requested by the host university of the selected degree programme.

Local Churches are to verify and prove that the applicant belongs to their religious community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

tuition-free education, monthly stipend, contribution to accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs, health insurance

Eligibility

Currently open to citizens of the following countries: Lebanese Republic, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Niger, Republic of Chad, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

An important eligibility criterion is being a member of one of the following Christian churches (attested to by a recommendation from the local bishop): Roman Catholic Church (Latin and Eastern rites), Anglican/Episcopal Church, Assyrian Church of the East, Oriental Orthodox Churches, Eastern Orthodox Churches,
Reformed/Presbyterian/Calvinist Churches, Lutheran Churches, Evangelical Churches.

Application Procedure

All applications shall be submitted through the online application system of the Programme: https://apply.scyp.hu/

Upon registration, applicants will be able to access the application platform and upload the required documents.

Further details: https://hungaryhelps.gov.hu/about-the-programme/


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PROVISIONS COVERED BY THE SCHOLARSHIP

- tuition-free education,
- health insurance (social security card),
- monthly stipend upon request,
travel contribution upon request,
accommodation contribution upon request.

APPLICATION CRITERIA:

- HUNGARIAN IDENTITY and connection to a diaspora community declared in a motivation letter and a statement,
- residency in one of the eligible countries,
- 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 2006,
- 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 do voluntary work after graduation in favour of the local Hungarian diaspora community in a foreign country for the specified period in the Call for Applications.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Provisions covered by the scholarship: tuition-free education, health insurance, stipend and accommodation contribution upon request.

Eligibility

Main eligibility criteria:
- Hungarian identity and connection to a diaspora community,
- residency in one of the eligible countries,
- recommendation letter,
- living outside Hungary for at least 10 years,
- last 4 years of secondary education completed in a foreign country,
- 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.

Application Procedure

Scholarship application website: https://apply.diasporascholarship.hu/

The admission process is managed by the higher education institution online.

The motivation letter will be evaluated by a professional body, (Evaluation Committee), composed of members invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The award of the scholarship is based on the results of the admission procedure and the proposal of the Evaluation Committee.

Application process:

- Applicants can apply for up to two different study programmes.
- The application must be submitted via an online application system.

Detailed rules of the Programme and the application criteria are available in the Call for Applications: https://diasporascholarship.hu/wp-content/uploads/call_for_application.pdf


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