For U.S. Citizens

    • The following programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.

      Core Fulbright Scholar Program

      The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

      Competition for Academic Year 2017/2018 opened on February 1, 2016.

      Awards to United States citizens are for lecturing, advanced research, and work as Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). A scholar receives a full award, plus a monthly stipend in Hungarian Forints. The grantee will either be provided with housing or will receive a monthly housing allowance, plus an initial allowance to cover travel, excess baggage, settling in, books and services all based on the number of dependents and the grant category.

      A scholar must stay for a minimum of three months. Initial recruitment and evaluation is done by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005. The closing date for applications is normally August 1, 2016, and results are announced the following spring.

      Please visit for more information and to apply this program.

      Fulbright Specialist Program

      The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide.

      Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing Program

      The Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing Program provides US scholars while in Europe with opportunities to enrich their professional and cultural experience outside of their country of assignment.

  • The U.S. Student Program is designed to give American citizens opportunities for personal development through cultural exchange. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, or a combination. Nearly 400 Americans have studied in Hungary through Fulbright Hungary.

    Grants for U.S. Students


    Why Hungary?Awards to United States citizens are for postgraduate study in Hungary. Students can either follow a regular curriculum or spend the year in independent study. There is no restriction on the field of study.

    The award covers standard living expenses, tuition fees up to $3,000 and roundtrip travel. Although the award is normally for one academic year, the Commission is able to offer a limited number of students the opportunity to extend or renew their grant.

    There is no upper age limit and candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

    Initial screening is done in the United States by the Institute of International Education (IIE), 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. The AY 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program will open March 31, 2016. The application deadline is mid-October, 2016, and the results are usually announced the following spring.

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  • The program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Support is generally made available through interagency agreements. The Department of Education transfers funds through the State Department to Fulbright commissions in various countries to pay the costs associated with administering seminars. This partnership allows the program to use the services and expertise of binational organizations to plan and conduct seminars for U.S. educators.

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