10 million euros to finance language courses
(MTI) – The government is allocating 3 billion forints (EUR 10m) to help young Hungarians who have completed their higher-education studies pass their foreign-language exams, a government official said on Wednesday.
Students in higher education must pass a foreign language exam before they can be awarded a diploma, Sandor Czomba, state secretary for employment, told a press conference. Almost 50,000 Hungarians who have completed their studies have not been awarded a diploma for lack of a foreign-language credit, he added.
The Diploma Rescue Programme could help 10,000 of these people, he said.
Registered job-seekers will be given priority in the programme starting in March and running until August 2015. A maximum of 300,000 forints support per person will be available for a 240-hour language course.