Stipendium Hungaricum

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; currently 41 sending partners are engaged in the programme.

Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2016/2017 approximately 3000 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). Both full time and part time study modes are available in case of bachelor, master, one-tier master and doctoral studies. For more information about the available scholarship types, please click here.

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 the full list of the partner countries, please click here.

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 HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies,
  • doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, it is monthly HUF 100 000 (cca EUR 325) at present - for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies - but the legislation is to be changed, consequently the amount is expected to be raised.

Accommodation: dormitory place or a monthly contribution of HUF 30 000 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.

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 (e.g. bachelor, master, doctoral).

Contact details

The official website of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme provides general information about the applicational, Frequently Asked Questions and also the official documents are available from this site. 

Please contact the Stipendium Hungaricum Unit of Tempus Public Foundation in one of the following ways in case you need any further information.

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Latest news

January 18, 2017 11:46
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January 12, 2017 15:55

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