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Visegrad Fund

The International Visegrad Fund offers Master’s Scholarships for study/research projects of 1 to 4 semesters.

Citizens of the following countries can apply: Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Croatia (HR), the Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), the Russian Federation (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA). The same rules are applicable to Kosovar scholars.

We advise you to make a "personalized" working plan so that it includes the foundation and the compulsory courses of our Programme, as well as the elective courses you are interested in. For the second year, choose one of the possible specializations that are the most sympathetic for you.

Applicants whose current (i.e. at the time of applying) university or employer is further than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute are eligible for a travel grant.

The following scholarship schemes are available:

  • Intra-Visegrad Scholarships

for scholars coming from one of the V4 countries (CZ, HU, PL or SK) who plan to study in any V4 country other than that of their citizenship.

  • Out-Going Scholarship

for outstanding students or Master's degree holders from V4 countries to study at acknowledged universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in AL, AM, AZ, BY, BA, HR, GE, MK, MD, ME, RS and UA. Please note that the same rules are applicable to Kosovar universities.

  • In-Coming Scholarships

for outstanding scholars who wish to study at accredited universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in V4 countries and who are citizens of the following countries: AL, AM, AZ, BY, BA, HR, GE, MK, MD, ME, RU, RS and UA. Please note that the same rules are applicable to Kosovar scholars.

  • Scholarship Program for Belarusian Students

for scholars coming to the V4 countries from Belarus (altogether 60 semesters annually). As of 2009, the International Visegrad Fund opens a sub-program for Belarusian scholars who may apply for 1- to 4-semester studies at all accredited public or private universities in the Visegrad Group countries.

  • Scholarship Program for Ukrainian Students

for scholars coming to the V4 countries from Ukraine (altogether 60 semesters annually).

We would like to ask Applicants to the Visegrad Scholarship Program to carefully read the conditions of application below. Please make sure you include all the required documents in your application package as Visegrad Fund only accepts and evaluates complete applications. Please note that incomplete application packages will not be considered and that the option of sending in required documents later than the application deadline is not available.

Letter of acceptance - sample

For more information visit: www.visegradfund.org

Stipendium Hungaricum

 The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program was founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013. This scholarship program is applicable for candidates from those countries that have a valid/effective bilateral educational work plan agreement signed by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources.

Please check the availablitiy of this scholarship with the Education Ministry of your own country.

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Other scholarships

For other Hungarian scholarship possibilities available for foreign students, please visit www.scholarship.hu


The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), sponsored by the Government of Japan


Scholars from developing countries who have been accepted to our development-related Master's Degree programs (Ma in International Economy and Business; Ma in Public Policy and Management) and require financial assistance are invited to apply to the Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for support.

Visit the program's website at www.worldbank.org/scholarships for eligibility requirements and application materials.

(Application to the JJ/WBGSP is not a guarantee of award.)


Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program in Turkey

The Hungarian Government launched a new scholarship program, "Stipendium Hungaricum", in autumn 2013 with the ambition of attracting more and more foreign students to study in Hungary. The Cooperation Programme between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of Hungary in the Fields of Education and Science for the Years 2014-2016 was signed in December 2013.

The Hungarian Party shall offer scholarships for 150 Turkish students per year to pursue studies in Hungary.

These scholarships are handled by Balassi Institute Hungarian Scholarship Board Office which works in close cooperation with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources.

The pre-selection of the candidates will be carried out by the Ministry of National Education in Turkey.

The deadline for the application is 14 March 2014.

Further information is available here.


Hungarian State Scholarships

Through the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office, the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture offers scholarships for foreign students and professors of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian institutions of higher education or research.

Scholarships can be applied for under two systems:

- Bilateral Agreements

- Scholarship Pool

Bilateral Agreements

The Office of the Hungarian Scholarship Board (hereinafter HSB) welcomes applications by citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational co-operation programme with Hungary, or a bilateral agreement signed by the Hungarian Government or the Ministry of Education and Culture of Hungary and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory). Assessment and shortlisting of applications is conducted by the relevant home country (or territory) scholarship authority or Ministry of Education, as well as dissemination of all information regarding the application procedure and deadlines. The list of countries (or territories) and contact information on the partner scholarship offices can be found on our webpage (www.scholarship.hu). Although the Hungarian Scholarship Board accepts applications from these countries (or territories) submitted directly to its Office, please note that the applications evaluated and forwarded by the home country (or territory) authorities always take precedence.

Scholarship Pool

In 2005 the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Hungary established a „scholarship pool”, a scholarship system of various types of scholarships, allowing for applications from the following countries/territories:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Citizens of the following countries may only apply through their national scholarship offices, on the basis of bilateral agreements:

China, Columbia, Yemen, Mongolia, Palestine and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit: http://www.scholarship.hu


Citizens of Austria can also apply for Hungarian scholarships through the Stiftung Aktion Österreich-Ungarn (www.omaa.hu).


Scholarship types

Applicants can apply for all scholarship types in the “scholarship pool” system. The scholarships offered in the bilateral agreements announced by the foreign partners are also categorized according to these scholarship types. In some cases the co-operation programme/bilateral agreement does not contain all the scholarships listed under the pool programme, hence they may not figure among the scholarships announced by the partner office. For citizens of countries that have a bilateral agreement and a partner scholarship office it is recommended to submit their applications directly to HSB, in the pool system, in case the bilateral agreement does not allow for a specific type of scholarship listed in the pool programme. Applicants are exempt who gained admission to a tuition-free program at an institution of higher education (state-financed university, full-time program), where the working language is different from Hungarian.

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The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying at Partner universities throughout the world.

Students applying for a joint or double degree programme which is supported by Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, can also apply for a grant.

For more information, please click here.


 The DAAD's extensive scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and academics offers applicants a wide range of tips and information to help them successfully apply for a scholarship for a course of study, a research assignment or a teaching assignment in Germany.

For further information, please visit: https://www.daad.de/en/index.html


Vietnam Overseas Scholarship Programme

Vietnamese students can apply for grant at the Vietnam Overseas Scholarship Programme (managed by the International Cooperation Department of the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training) to carry out studies at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

For more information please visit: http://moet.gov.vn




Swedish students can apply for scholarship at Centrala studiestödsnamnden to study MA programmes at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

For more information please visit: www.csn.se



International Scholarship from of the President of Kazakhstan

Bolashak is my heart’s delight. Everything we do is for the future of Kazakhstan. In spite of everything, in 1993 I made a decision to send the most talented students from Kazakhstan to the world’s best universities and I was right. Today you represent the most educated part of our youth. Your generation will be responsible for the development of our country. You have to prove to the people of Kazakhstan that you are ready to take the responsibility. Nursultan Nazarbayev
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

For more information, please click here.



 Ananda Mahidol Foundation, Thailand

Ananda Mahidol Foundation is established and funded by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with an aim to support excellent academic and good moral students to the highest academic opportunity abroad. Anandamahidol Foundation does not have limitation regarding the timeframe of study period, since the aim of the scholarship is to support the student to their highest academic level. In the selection process, the applicant will be assessed based on their potential to complete up to PhD level or specialist level such as in Medical studies or Agricultural studies.

For more information please visit: http://kanchanapisek.or.th/kp11/qualifi/index.th.html



Boren Fellowship, USA

Boren Fellowships encourage U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education, and can include language study, research, and academic internships. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.

For more information please visit: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

  Fundatia Dinu Patriciu, Romania

The Open Horizons program is intended for those young people wishing to complete their intellectual and professional training through a Master's or doctoral degree program in famous universities all over the world, but who, due to certain financial reasons, find it impossible to accomplish their dream all by themselves.

For more information please visit: https://www.fundatiadinupatriciu.ro/en/home



The Mexican National Bank, Mexico

The Mexican National Bank (Banco de México) provides special loans for students that want to do a postgraduate programme in Mexico or in another country. FIDERH's loans are up to 200,000 pesos per year to study abroad. From 9 to 36 month programs. The Bank covers tuition, living expenses or medical insurance.

For more information please visit: http://www.banxico.org.mx/sitioIngles/index.html



Fulbright U.S. Students Program

Scholarship programme for U.S. citizens to study abroad. Allows for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. Provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country (For exceptions, see World Region Summaries) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others´ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

For more information please visit: http://exchanges.state.gov/



Funed, Mexico

FUNED can give loans for postgraduate students. Funed grants complementary financing for studies in areas such as: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations, etc.. The established limits are of $20,000 for studies of one year and $40,000 for studies of two years The total amount of the loan may not exceed 40% of the total yearly costs of the studies (tuition fee, living costs, travel costs, visa costs, etc.)

For more information please visit: http://www.funed.org.mx/nsitio/english_presentation.php



GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

The purpose of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program is to identify talented young people and develop their capacity to help build the human resources in communities where GE is active. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the economic and social development of the countries by broadening access to education and facilitating learning and leadership skills in management and business, finance, engineering, technology, and the sciences.

For more information please visit: http://www.iie.eu/pages/index.php



Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, India

Scholarships for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or attached to a leading institution. Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. Scholarships for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or attached to a leading institution.

For more information please visit: http://www.inlaksfoundation.org/default.html



   The Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.

For more information please visit: http://www.akdn.org/default.asp



The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, India

The scholarships are awarded to Indian nationals for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects. The JN Tata Endowment was set up in 1892 by the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji N Tata, to encourage young people to take up higher studies at some of the best universities in the world. The Endowment awards only loan scholarships. However, the selected scholars may also qualify for a gift award. The amount to be awarded to each scholar by way of loan and gift scholarship is determined on the basis of norms laid down for the purpose, and ranges from Rs 1.50 Lakhs to Rs 8 Lakhs.

For more information please visit: http://www.dorabjitatatrust.org/about/



   Higher Education Authority Ireland

Maintenance Grant for all Irish students to study in Ireland, Northern-Ireland, the UK or any other EU country.

For more information please visit: http://www.hea.ie/en/students



The OPEC Fund for International Development

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support an undergraduate student from any developing country, to pursue higher education in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world. Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers - the cost of advanced professional or graduate training.

For more information please visit: http://www.ofid.org/




  Thai Government

Thai government is sponsoring excellent students to study abroad and come back to join the civil service.

For more information please visit: http://www.ocsc.go.th/ocsccms/frontweb/view.jsp




The General Sir John Monash Foundation

The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to eight Scholarships per year for postgraduate study at a non-Australian university. Only Australian citizens graduating from Australian universities are eligible to apply. The Monash Scholarships are one of Australia´s most prestigious awards, recognizing potential leaders in all fields. To consider applying, a candidate and their referees should believe they have demonstrated excellence in their university degree, together with the ability to lead, and to contribute to the community. Further, they must believe that completing a post-graduate qualification at an outstanding institution in another country would give them recognition, skills, and networks that equip them for a leadership role in or for Australia in coming decades.

For more information please visit: http://www.monashawards.org/default.html




  Gobierno de Chile

Beca para chilenos, para iniciar o continuar estudios de Magíster en instituciones de excelencia en el exterior. Los estudiantes podrán realizar hasta dos cursos de idioma previos, el primero en Chile y el segundo en país de destino, si sus conocimientos de idioma no son suficientes para cursar el programa elegido. 

For more information please visit: http://www.becaschile.cl/


Rotary International

Rotary's programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

For more information, please click here.

Roma Education Fund - Roma International Scholar Programme

The Roma Education Fund Scholarships Programme (REF/SP) invites applications for its Roma International Scholar Programme, which is designed to support partially the international studies of Roma students citizens of one of the REF/SP countries (i.e. Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine) for pursuing Bachelor, Master, PhD or Postdoctoral education outside of their home country or their country of residence.

The DEADLINE for sending RISP applications is:

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