According to the statement, the National Talent Center’s scholarship program has been supporting Hungarian young people with outstanding abilities who wish to obtain their first degree abroad at the world’s most prestigious universities for three years.
152 people applied, 48 of whom attended the selection camp in Balatonszárszó. Among the applicants are 23 new scholarship holders, 35 of whom have already studied abroad with state support in previous years and have successfully applied again this year.
As in previous years, the number of young people accepted to study in the United Kingdom was significant, with 12 of the new scholarship winners starting their university studies there. Four young talented Hungarians will study in the Netherlands, two in Switzerland and the United States, and one each in Belgium, Denmark and Germany.
Most of them are studying science, natural sciences and engineering, but there are also scholarship holders in the social sciences, economics and the arts, they said.
Since the program’s launch, the state has provided some HUF 1.3 billion in scholarship funding to young people, of which HUF 250 million has been awarded to new applicants.
The program’s patron is President of the Republic Katalin Novák.