Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme

 

Call for Applications 2017-2018

Information about the final decision is available on this section of our website (click here).

The next steps for the Scholarship Holders are available on this section of our website (click here).

 

The first applications round of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for 2017-2018 is now closed. We have received 14,602 submitted applications from 47 countries/sending partners until the application deadline on 5th March. The second applications round of the programme for 2017-2018 for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Colombia is now closed. We have received 181 submitted applications from these 5 countries until the application deadline on 31st March 2017. The deadline for the submission of applications for Nigerian applicants is over; we have received 248 applications. Tempus Public Foundation will inform each Nigerian applicant about the result of the nomination process in the beginning of May.

 

Call for Applications 2017-2018:
Annexes of the Call for Application:
  • Annex 1: List of eligible study programmes determined in the educational cooperation agreements in effect between Hungary and the specific Sending Partner – click here to download
  • Annex 2: List of eligible Host Institutions, study programmes, institutional language criteria and institutional methods of examinations – click here to download
  • Annex 3: Statement for Application – click here to download
PDF version of the list of eligible Host Institutions and details of their study programmes:

The Online Application surface is open.

Online application system:
Application Guide for the online system:

 

Mission of the Programme

Hungary provides high quality education in the heart of Europe. Today, there is a growing demand of international students to study in Hungary. Besides the quality of education and degrees recognised throughout Europe and beyond, students are attracted by the affordable living costs with an extremely favourable cost-to-value ratio, a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation, the central location of the country in Europe and the unspoiled natural beauties combined with a 2000 year-old, rich Hungarian history and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hungary is also within the top countries with the highest number of scientific Nobel Prize Winners per capita, and a numerous scientific inventions from Vitamin C to Rubik’s cube and so on.

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students.

The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements signed between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary or between institutions. Currently more than 50 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme throughout 4 different continents.

Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. The number of Stipendium Hungaricum applicants is continuously increasing as well as the number of available scholarship places. In the academic year 2017/2018 approximately 4000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

The Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

 

Available Scholarship Types

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses).

Available Scholarship
Types

Duration

Qualifications at the end of programme

Available study modes

full time

partial

full time

partial

Degree programmes

Bachelor programmes

2-4 years

1 or 2 semesters

BA or BSc degree

certificate of completion

full time and partial

Master programmes

1.5-2 years

1 or 2 semesters

MA or MSc degree

certificate of completion

full time and partial

One-tier master programmes1

5-6 years

1 or 2 semesters

MA or MSc degree

certificate of completion

full time and partial

Doctoral programmes

2+2 years

1 or 2 semesters

doctoral degree

certificate of completion

full time and partial

Non-degree programmes

Preparatory course in Hungarian language

1 year

-

certificate

-

full time

Other preparatory and specialisation courses

up to
1 year

-

certificate

-

full time

1 In the Hungarian education system, one-tier master programmes cover both the bachelor and the master level of studies; therefore it is an undivided master programme that results in a master degree. These one-tier programmes are offered in specific study fields such as general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, forestry engineering, etc.

 

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

  • Tuition-free education
    • exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
    • non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly amount of HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
    • doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 450) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 580) for the second phase (4 semesters) - for 12 months a year, until completion of studies. Please see details in section 1.2.1.
  • Accommodation
    • dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period
  • Medical insurance
    • health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (cca EUR 205) a year/person

 

Eligible Sending Partners

The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is based on effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the partner’s Ministry responsible for higher education. Applications will be considered eligible if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner.

For full time programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic2, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federative Republic of Brazil, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Macedonia, Mongolia, Oriental Republic of Uruguay2, Pacific Alliance (member states: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru), Palestine, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, People's Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia2, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Serbia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar2, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Mexican States

For partial study programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Federative Republic of Brazil, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, People's Republic of China (only Hudec applicants), Republic of Albania, Republic of Belarus, Republic of India, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Union of Myanmar2, Republic of Turkey, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States

Please note that the programme is implemented by direct cooperation with the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner. The application does not have any additional costs, therefore we suggest you to not to apply through any agencies.


2 We will only be able to accept the applications from these countries/territories if the renewal of these agreements are finalised by the application deadline. Please get back to our website to get informed about changes.

Non-eligibility

Applications will not be considered in the following cases:

  • Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
  • former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders, who are re-applying for studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, doctoral level) including both full time and partial study programmes

  

Notification

The Tempus Public Foundation would like to draw the attention of prospective candidates interested in applying to the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship that the online application (registration) and the participation to the admission examination is free of charge.

We have been informed that a few intermediary organizations, i.e. recruitment agencies are charging applicants for entrance coordination and registration to the study programmes in the frame of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship. We would like to emphasize that any fee requested during the application process - by intermediaries -  is a fraud and it has no connection to the Tempus Public Foundation. In order to receive accurate information about the scholarship opportunity and the details of the application process all interested parts are strongly  advised to contact us or the responsible authority of the sending  partner and to consult the www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu website.

 

Contact details

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Last modified: 04-07-2017