Science Without Borders Scholarship program has attracted 1,500 Brazilian students in our country so far.
Hungary has achieved outstanding success by attracting 1500 Brazilian University students as part of Science Without Borders a Brazilian government funded scholarship program. Hungary is the tenth on the world's most popular universities destination list said Zoltan Dubéczi at the opening session of the academic year scholarship program at Budapest Business School.
The head of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference Secretary-General emphasized that thanks to the scholarship program in the current academic year 1500 Brazilian university students studying in Hungary, and starting in September 2015 this number is expected to increase significantly.
Hungary joined the initiative in 2002, being among the first of the Central European countries to take part in the project; this was a visionary decision because then, we had no idea how many foreign students interested in studying in Hungarian higher education programs and we didn't know that interests would be so overwhelming among foreign students the Secretary-General recalled, adding, that today 18 Hungarian universities opened their doors to students around the world.
Science Without Borders program allows hundreds of thousands of Brazilian students to spend an academic year abroad attending undergraduate or PHD courses said Luis Filipe de Miranda Grochocki the director of the scholarship program. It is fascinating to see that Hungary could attract so many Braizilian students said the Brazilian official. Prior to the launch of the scholarship program the two countries had only rudimentary educational relations, but today, this has changed and expanded to become an effective and successful cooperation.
Most of the foreign students studying in Hungary attending health, sciences, engineering, information, and technology courses. The scholarship program is funded by the Brazilian government. The growing interest in Hungarian higher education by foreign students demonstrates that Hungarian post-secondary education is recognized around the world and it can succeed in a very competative field said Zoltán Dubéczi.
(MTI – mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)