The Government Supports over 200,000 Students Abroad


This year’s call for applications for the Hungarian in the Homeland (Szülőföldön magyarul) program have been released, inviting submissions from April 3 to May 3. Applications are  accepted exclusively electronically, as announced by Secretary of State, János Árpád Potápi, Magyar Nemzet reports.

“The Hungarian government values every child, a principle upheld for the past eleven years and one that will be even more significant in the future,” emphasized Mr. Potápi. He stressed the critical role of Hungarian education for survival, not only in Hungary but also in the Carpathian Basin and the diaspora.

Hungarian educational support takes various forms, with the Hungarian in the Homeland program being the most notable, initiated in 2002.

“This program provides educational aid from kindergarten through secondary school and offers student support in higher education for children and young individuals from abroad,” highlighted the State Secretary. He noted a significant increase in both educational and student grants last year.

Approximately 220,000 children and higher education students from regions such as Transylvania, Slovakia, Vojvodina, Transcarpathia, Croatia, and the Muravian regions (Slovenia) benefit from this initiative.

Csongor Csáky, President of the Rákóczi Association, a key partner in the program, introduced a digital platform developed to streamline applications for the Hungarian Native Land program. The site simplifies the application process and facilitates direct communication for parents and young applicants.

Upon registration, parents or applicants can select their preferred educational institution type and fill in the requisite application documents tailored to their country. Additionally, instructional videos, built-in mechanisms, and chatbots are available to assist applicants.

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Via Magyar Nemzet; Featured Image: Facebook / Rákóczi Szövetség


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