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Hungarian Students Offered Scholarships in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Tom Szigeti 2017.01.10.

Speaking to Hungarian State Media channel M1, Csaba Vezekényi, Hungary’s consul general in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, said that the Kurdistan region is offering ten scholarships for Hungarian students to come and study.

Mr. Vezekényi, speaking from Erbil, discussed the recent three-day visit to Iraq by Human Resources Ministry State Secretary Bence Rétvári and deputy state secretary to help persecuted Christians Tamás Török.

During this visit, an education cooperation working plan was signed with Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the 2017-2019 academic years. Hungary and the Kurdistan regional government have also agreed on scholarship programs as part of this document.

The scholarships that are being offered to Hungarian students are chiefly oriented toward studies of Kurdish Arabic language and literature, as well as Islamic studies; according to Mr. Vezekényi, these areas of study are being emphasized because Kurdistan’s 15 state universities are strong in these fields.

Via MTI and Hungary Matters

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