2016 HIF Educational Scholarships in the US

by | Sep 23, 2016 | Past Applications



Interested and qualified individuals can apply for grants up to $10,000 per semester. Applications deadline is October 15, 2016.

The Hungary Foundation is committed to strengthening the exchange of knowledge and skills between the United States and Hungary. Therefore we would like to provide an opportunity for talented, ambitious young Hungarians to pursue studies in the United States. The HIF Scholarship will provide support for Hungarian individuals who have been accepted into academic programs (masters or doctoral programs) in the United States in the Fall semester of 2016 or the Spring semester of 2017.


The eligibility requirements for HIF scholarship are the following:

  • The applicant must be a Hungarian citizen, with a residence in Hungary
  • The applicant must be admitted into a US-based educational institution’s academic program (masters or doctoral programs) for the Fall semester of 2016 or Spring semester of 2017
  • Current master or doctoral students must have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher

Selection criteria

  • Outstanding academic achievements prior to the application, including publications
  • Strength of the recommendations and content of the motivation letter
  • Quality of the academic program or institution where the applicant has been accepted
  • Extracurricular achievements prior to the application

Available grant

  • The grant is available for the Fall semester of 2016 or Spring semester of 2017
  • Students awarded scholarships are eligible to apply for an additional year (max two years) with proof of good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Applicants can request funding up to $10,000 per semester
  • Grant can be used for housing, traveling, insurance, living assistance, and tuition

We support the following fields of study:

  • Economics and Business
  • Law
  • Sciences and Arts
  • Social Sciences

How to apply

Please fill out the following application form.


October 15, 2016

Should you have any questions about any aspect of this application, please contact us at hf@hungaryfoundation.org with the subject “HIF Scholarship question”.

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