Today's Scholars. Tomorrow's Leaders.

Welcome to ASSIST Hungary

ASSIST Hungary was established to help young Hungarian students currently in the 10th grade who would like to spend one year as exchange students in the United States as 11th graders. There are also some opportunities available for students entering the 10th and 12th grades and as postgraduate students.

Our work in eastern and central Europe began in Hungary in the 1990/91 academic year with the support of the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation. Our first Hungarian scholars distinguished themselves in their American independent schools, and ultimately 148 Hungarian students have studied in the States under our auspices.

New Financial Support for Hungarian Scholars

American schools are generous in offering scholarships to ASSIST students. Throughout our time in Hungary, ASSIST has identified sponsors to help students and their families pay for the cost of participating in the program. Hungarian alumni and American donors have joined together to support deserving Scholars.
Please read the "Family Financial Declaration" for more news about this generous opportunity.

Application Process for 2016/17 Scholarships

1. Important documents to read:

Read the Student Brochure for a thorough, detailed review of the program.

Read the Application Overview document for a full set of instructions regarding submitting a compelling and complete application to the competition committee.

Read the Applying in Hungary document, which supplements the general instructions presented in the Application Overview and directly addresses a family's financial obligation.

Read the Davis Scholarship Program Information document for an overview of this scholarship opportunity.


2. Complete the ASSIST Application.

Some applicants are reporting that they cannot access the web-based application, so a paper version of the application is available for download.

Please choose the paper option only if you cannot access the web-based one.


a. Web-based Application

Read the Web-based Application Checklist for information on items you will need to complete the web-based application.


b. Paper Application

A paper version of the application is available for download, if you cannot use the web-based version.


3. Application Fee Payment

Selected finalists will pay a U.S. $20.00 fee at the time of English proficiency testing.


4. Documents to download and complete:

Application Checklist

Family Financial Declaration 

Sponsorship Application Financial Assessment 

English Teacher Recommendation

Mathematics Teacher Recommendation

School Administrator Recommendation


5. Please complete all application materials and mail them to the address noted below.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, December 7, 2015. Those postmarked after this date will not be considered.

Ms. Andrea Pordan
Panorama utca 23/a
2016 Leanyfalu

Ms. Andrea Pordan, the ASSIST country coordinator in Hungary, will notify you regarding the results of your application. 


Important Dates

*Application Deadline change - Monday, December 7, 2015*

Application Deadline

 Monday, December 7, 2015

English Proficiency Testing Day      

 Sunday, December 13, 2015

 3 Tüköry utca
 Budapest 1054

  10:00 am

Interview Day

 January 2016


To receive more information about the ASSIST program or if you have any questions about any aspect of the scholarship competition, please feel free to contact the ASSIST coordinator for Hungary, Andrea Pordan.

Ms. Andrea Pordan
Mobile Phone: +36-30-276-4570

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