The Department of Armenian Studies at the PPCU Budapest offers a dynamic curriculum B.A. and M.A.- Applications must be submitted by 18 December 2023

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History B.A. and M.A. with Specialization in Armenian Studies

The Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People (SCYP), created by the Hungarian government’s Hungary Helps Agency, is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. We urge you to consider applying for a B.A. in History, or M.A. in History if you already have a B.A. in History, Social Science, Humanities or Law and are interested in Armenian Studies.

From antiquity to modernity, Armenia has operated both as a liminal space and has asserted a unique ethnic cultural and linguistic identity on the Middle East, Mediterranean worlds and beyond. SCYP’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for young Christians in crisis and developing regions; applying for it to obtain a B.A. or M.A. degrees in History from the Department of Armenian Studies at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) in Budapest, Hungary, is a perfect fit.

The Department of Armenian Studies at the PPCU offers a dynamic curriculum in Armenian history, culture and language focusing on the Republic of Armenia, the Caucasus, the Armenian diaspora and going beyond. Through courses and public engagements led by diverse faculty, Armenian Studies students gain expertise in the current critical debates around national and transnational historiography, visual, translation and diaspora studies and learn Eastern, Western and Classical Armenian. And since the language of instruction is English, students naturally develop their reading, comprehension and writing skills in it.

Prospective students from the following countries may apply:

Lebanese Republic, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Niger, Republic of Chad, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.


– Exemption from reimbursement of the cost of education

– Monthly stipend: HUF 166,600 (about EUR 450)*

– Dormitory accommodation or HUF 40,000/month housing allowance (about EUR 110)*

– Additional health and visa services benefits

– Yearly travel allowance

* This can be reduced or withdrawn in the cases set out in the Operational Regulations and the Implementation Guide. For details, see here.

See SCYP online application system for further details.

See also the webpage of the Department of Armenian Studies at the PPCU, as well as the curriculum descriptions for B.A. and M.A. tracks.

Contact the Department of Armenian Studies at the PPCU as soon as possible if you have any questions regarding applying or would like to discuss specific details from your application:

Ágnes Reviczky-Balogh

Administrative Coordinator, PPCU, Department of Armenian Studies



Applications to the PPCU Department of Armenian Studies are due December 18, 2023, 23:59 (Central European Time).

To apply, email a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation to Ágnes Reviczky-Balogh here:

As a next step of the admissions process, you may be asked to have an online interview with the PPCU Department of Armenian Studies on December 20, 2023. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are able to attend this interview details about which will be sent to you.

After the interview, if you receive a positive answer from the PPCU Department of Armenian Studies, then the rest of the scholarship application materials are to be submitted online through the Hungary Helps website by January 10, 2024, 23:59 (Central European Time).


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