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Potapi: Government announces this year’s scholarships to help diaspora Hungarians

Applications are open for a new round of 125 scholarships available through the government's Sandor Korosi Csoma and Sandor Petofi scholarship schemes, the state secretary in charge of policies for Hungarian communities abroad said on Saturday in a video message.

Arpad Janos Potapi called the two programmes the flagships of the policy for Hungarians abroad which aim to facilitate programmes for Hungarian communities living in different parts of the world.

Applications are open to Hungarians aged above 18 with an experience in organising communities. Applicants can choose out of four group of tasks covered by the programmes which include scouting activities, preserving traditions, teaching and education, and community, sport, media and cultural activities.

The destination countries for the Korosi scheme include the United States, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, the United Kingdom, North Macedonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Poland, Germany, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Canada and Turkiye.

The Petofi scheme covers Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Applications can be submitted from June 15 until July 14.

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