The Application Process

 

Application Timeline 2017/2018

 

Application Documents to be submitted to Tempus Public Foundation

No hard copies are required from any of these documents by Tempus Public Foundation at the time of application. The Sending Partners might require hard copies.

Basic Application Documents

All of the following documents are compulsory and need to be submitted to the online application surface by all applicants until 5th March 2017. 

Application Documents

Detailed Requirements

Required to be uploaded by

Online application form

  • the applicants must fill out and save all requested information on the online application form in English language
  • a recent photo of the applicant (taken not earlier than 2 years before the submission of the application) must also be uploaded
  • those who apply for partial studies must clearly state the length (1 or 2 semesters) and start date (September of February) of the studies they apply for!

all applicants

Motivation Letter

  • minimum 1 page, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters
  • written in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

all applicants

Proof of language proficiency and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

  • scanned copy of the original proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the Host Institution AND their translations
  • see section 2.4. of the Call for Application for further details
  • in case the student has completed his/her previous level of studies in the language of the selected study programme, a proof can be uploaded about the fact that the language of education was the same as the language of the study programme that the applicants is now applying for
  • translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

all applicants

School certificates and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

  • bachelor level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND their translations
  • master level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original bachelor degree certificate or equivalent AND their translations
  • one-tier master level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND their translations
  • doctoral level: scanned copy of the original master degree certificate or equivalent AND their translations
  • non-degree, Hungarian language preparatory programmes: scanned copy of the high school diploma AND their translations
  • non-degree, specialisation programmes: scanned copy of degree certificate required by the host institution AND their translations
  • partial study programmes on all study levels: scanned copy of the original certificate about student status issued by the current higher education institution where the applicants is registered in AND their translations
  • translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in English

all applicants

Transcript of Records and its translationin the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

  • copy of the original transcript of records regarding all academic semesters or school years completed during previous studies (in the highest level of education that the student have participated in) AND their translations
  • translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

all applicants

Medical certificate

  • scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition issued not earlier than 1st December 2016
  • please note that there is no form provided by Tempus Public Foundation for this certificate, it can be any certificates that the particular hospital uses or the particular physician issues
  • certificates has to be issued and signed by a physician to prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C or any other epidemic conditions

all applicants

Copy of passport

  • scanned copy of that page of the passport which contains the personal data of the applicant

all applicants

Statement for Application

  • all applicants need to upload the signed and scanned “Statement for Application” document (please see Annex 3 to download the statement form or click here)

all applicants

All documents that cannot be obtained in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian have to be translated and the translations have to be submitted as well as the copy of the original document.

 

Additional Documents for Doctoral Level

Besides the documents listed above, applicants applying for studies on a doctoral level need to upload the following documents as well. All of the following documents are compulsory and need to be submitted to the online application surface by doctoral applicants until 5th March 2017. 

Application Documents

Detailed requirements

Required to be uploaded by

Research Plan

  • minimum 2 pages, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters, written in the language of the selected study programme

applicants of doctoral programmes

Letters of Recommendation

  • two signed Letters of Recommendation from the applicant’s former or current academic tutors or supervisors
  • the two letters cannot be issued by the same person
  • written in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

applicants of doctoral programmes

All applicants of doctoral programmes are required to visit http://www.doktori.hu before they submit their application. The website provides information in English and Hungarian language about the Hungarian doctoral schools, available research field and research topics as well as the supervisors of doctoral students. Thesis topic proposals on the website are available on http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=115&lang=EN.

Doctoral applicant are also required to contact their chosen host institutions and doctoral schools in advance in order to discuss the available research topics in the institution as well as the possible supervisors for those topics. The list of Stipendium Hungaricum coordinators at the Host Institutions is available on http://www.tka.hu/international-programmes/5218/institutional-coordinators. These pieces of information need to be considered when preparing the application materials (e.g. Research Plan) and choosing a matching doctoral school and research area.

 

Additional Documents for Art and Music Applicants

Besides the documents listed above, applicants applying for studies in field of Arts and/or Music need to upload the following documents as well. All of the following documents are compulsory and need to be submitted to the online application surface by Art and Music applicants until 5th March 2017. 

Application Documents

Detailed requirements

Required to be uploaded by

Portfolio

  • photographs of three works of art / sketches (indicating the date of creation)

applicants of study programmes in the field of Arts

Audio Portfolio

  • audio track of three works (indicating the date of the creation)

applicants of study programmes in the field of Music

 


Missing Documents

All documents listed above are compulsory application documents. However, certain documents are accepted to be uploaded even after the application deadline, provided that the applicant could not possibly obtain the document by the deadline of application.

In this case, the applicants need to upload a signed statement that they will obtain and upload the missing document(s) until 1st August the latest. No missing document will be accepted if the statement is not uploaded until 5th March and/or if the missing documents are not uploaded until 1st August, thus such applications will automatically be rejected.

The following missing documents can be submitted after the application deadline, but no later than 1st August 2017: 

Which documents can be uploaded as missing documents?

Who can upload these documents as missing documents?

What has to be uploaded until 5th March?

What has to be uploaded until 1st August?

School certificates and their translations

high school certificate

only applicants registered for the last semester of their secondary school studies

statement signed by the applicant

high school certificate

bachelor degree certificate

only applicants registered for the last semester of their bachelor programme

statement signed by the applicant AND high school certificate and translation

bachelor degree certificate

master degree certificate

only applicants registered for the last semester of their master programme

statement signed by the applicant AND bachelor degree with translation

master degree certificate

Certificate of language proficiency

only applicants awaiting their language test results at the time of application

statement signed by the applicant

certificate of language proficiency

Copy of passport

only applicants awaiting their passport to be issued

statement signed by the applicant

copy of passport

Medical certificate

only applicants awaiting their medical certificate

statement signed by the applicant

medical certificate

 

Submitting the Application

Application to Tempus Public Foundation

All applications shall be submitted through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. After registration, the applicants are able to access the application surface and upload the required documents. Applications can only be submitted by clicking on the “submit” button in the application system. Please note that no applications will be accepted without the online submission and after the deadline. No hard copies are required. A guide for the online system will be available to download from the www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu website.

The deadline for submitting the complete application package: 5st March 2017 (until 23:59 Central European Time)

By submitting the application, the applicant declares that all information provided on the online application surface of Tempus Public Foundation – including the content of all uploaded documents – are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief.

 

Application to the Sending Partners

All applications shall also be submitted to the responsible authority of the Sending Partner. Each Sending Partner might have different deadlines and requirements for submitting the application material. Applicants are strongly advised to contact the responsible authority at their Sending Partner as soon as possible and inquire about the exact procedures. For contact details of the responsible authority of the Sending Partner, please visit the "Authorities in the partner countries" section of this website or click here.

The responsible authority of the Sending Partner will review and pre-select the applications. A nomination list, including a reserve list will be forwarded to Tempus Public Foundation by the Sending Partner in the beginning of April 2017. Applications will be considered only if the applicant is nominated by the Sending Partner. No other applications will be considered.

 

Application “Dos and Don'ts”

Please make sure that

  • you read and understand all parts of the Call for Application and the guide (available on www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu website) for the online application system,
  • you visit the website of Tempus Public Foundation and your chosen Host Institutions for details about the entrance requirements of study programmes, curriculum and so on,
  • if you are a doctoral applicant, visit http://www.doktori.hu and contact your chosen host institution before submitting your institution in order to discuss the available research topics and possible supervisors,
  • you provide precise contact details and make sure your e-mail address (or any other information) is not mistyped on your application form because all information – including the selection results – will be sent there,
  • you do not accidentally apply for the wrong study levels (e.g. doctoral studies while you are a bachelor student) and do not apply to different study levels in one application
  • you do not mix up the application to full time and partial study programme as it cannot be altered after the application is submitted,
  • in case of applications for Hungarian language programmes, you apply for the Hungarian language preparatory course in the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation, and NOT the higher education programme you wish to start after the language preparatory year,
  • the documents with the correct file formats are uploaded and the files can be opened,
  • you submit your application until the deadline both to Tempus Public Foundation and the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner,
  • you click on the “submit” button to submit your application because the “save” button will only save your surface but the application will not be submitted,
  • you write down and remember your login name, password and your e-mail address used when you submitted your application because you will need these information later (e.g. for accepting the scholarship offer), and
  • you write down and remember your application registration number because this is how we will be able to identify your application later and this is the number that Scholarship Holders will need to use.


We highly suggest you to

  • increase your chances of getting admitted by applying for 3 different study programmes (in order of preference) instead of only one or two,
  • not to apply through any agencies and pay for their services regarding the application because the programme is implemented by direct cooperation with the responsible authorities of the Sending Partners, not agencies, and
  • not to use a hotmail, yahoo or a live e-mail address when submitting your application in order to avoid any technical problems.

 

 

Contact details

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Last modified: 08-03-2017