Study Abroad: Opportunities for STEM Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Hungary for Professionals


Scholarship Programs for Professionals

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) Collaboration with Hungarian Scientists Program brings U.S. scientists to Hungary for 3-12 months to collaborate with Hungarian researchers. Applications must be signed and submitted by the Head of the target Hungarian host institution. Direct applications not accepted.

Agencies Involved: The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

Key Dates: You should contact the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for more information.


The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) Lendület (“Momentum”) Programme aims to bring young researchers back to Hungary and thereby increase Hungarian scientific competitiveness. In the year of 2013, the program will be awarded to 12-15 individual Lendület research teams for periods of up to 5 years. The Program is offered at two levels: the Lendület I level and the Lendület II level. The Lendület I level is offered to researchers under 40 years of age, and the Lendület II level is offered to those under 45. Candidates for both programs must possess a PhD at the time of application.

Agencies Involved: The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

Key Dates: Application deadlines for 2014 have passed. Check website for details on next year's program.


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science for Peace and Security Program provides funding for scientific projects, training, and workshops carried out in NATO countries.

Agencies Involved: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Key Dates: Application deadlines are July 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014.


The Fulbright Program US Students Program is awarded to 800 faculty, administrators and professionals annually, and offers them the opportunity to study, lecture, or perform graduate-level research abroad for a minimum of 3 months. Candidates must hold a PhD and must apply from home country.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Program, the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Key Dates: Application deadline is August 1, 2014


The Hungarian Scholarship Board’s Research Stay Program is a 3-21-day or 1-10-month program available for associate professors, academics, and researchers looking to conduct research abroad. Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. There is no age limit for applicants.

Agencies Involved: The Balassi Institute, the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office

Key Dates: The deadline for this year's program has passed. Check the website for updated information on next year's deadlines.