Call for Application




E - research stay
Duration: 3-21 days or 1-10 months
Available for applicants who hold minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree.
There is no age limit
Paper-based applications – from any country and for all scholarship types - must contain two (2) printed copies of the documents listed below in one of the following languages: Hungarian, English, French or German- in the order indicated below. Certificates (diploma, awarding of a title, proof of student status, language certificate, certificate of education, transcript of records etc.) and other documents must be translated to any of these languages if the language of issuance is different. All conditions apply to online and paper-based applications alike.
1.    Application form of the Hungarian Scholarship Board (to be edited in the online application system)
2.    Curriculum Vitae (there are no criteria for the printed version; in the online system you have to fill in the form under the menu point ‘Edit your CV’)
3.    Precise and detailed work plan – maximum two pages
4.    Copy of highest degree/diploma (PhD degree) and document certifying the high–ranking position (at least associate professor)
5.    Certificate of proficiency in the language required for conducting the research
6.    List of publications
7.    Invitation letter issued by a higher education institution, research institute or art institution in Hungary
8.    Two letters of recommendation written by two recognized experts in the relevant discipline. They must be signed and stamped and/or written on letterhead paper. The letters of recommendation and the letter of invitation cannot be issued by the same person.
9.    Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition (issued by the family doctor)
Applicants for music/arts scholarships must attach the following documents in addition to the above:
î   For painters, graphic artists and sculptors: photographs of three (3) works of art / sketches (indicating the date of the creation)
î   For musicians (conductors, composers): high quality recordings of three (3) different styles of music, (conductors may submit a DVD), composers must submit three (3) original scores as well.
Applicants for graphic and fine arts as well as music may be required to take additional exams in the relevant Hungarian host institution before being granted a scholarship.
Applicants who wish to study at the Liszt Academy of Music should contact the International Department of the Academy (e-mail: Csallo.Edina[at], phone: +36 1 462 4616) for detailed information concerning the application process and they should ask for a letter of acceptance from the International Department of the Academy before preparing their applications for an HSB scholarship.
The HSB Office cannot accept letters of acceptance issued by a professor of the Academy. Applicants should send their applications to the Liszt Academy of Music before 15 February as they – except for certain researchers - will have to take an entrance examination. In the application form to be sent to the Academy applicants should indicate that they are simultaneously applying for an HSB scholarship. Since the entrance examinations at the Liszt Academy of Music are usually organised at the end of June or beginning of July, the positive decision of the Hungarian Scholarship Board should be considered conditional.
Financial provisions
HUF 118 800 stipend and HUF 80 000 accommodation allowance per month. These amounts are paid by the Balassi Institute HSB Office.