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 470 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 2021/2022 opened on February 14, 2020.

    Awards to United States citizens are for teaching, advanced research, and work as Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
    The basic grant package includes the following:
    - monthly stipend in US dollars which varies according to the type of grant and the grantee’s position.
    - monthly subsistence allowance in Hungarian forints made up of monthly maintenance allowance and monthly housing allowance when housing is not provided by the host institution.
    - travel and relocation allowance made up of one time round trip travel allowance reimbursing the actual cost of direct, most economical airfare; one time dependent travel allowance; one time settling-in allowance; monthly dependent allowance.

    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 September 15, 2020, and results are announced the following spring.

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    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards for Hungary

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    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

    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 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program opened April 1, 2019. The application deadline is October 13, 2020, 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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