Stipendium Hungaricum

The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme started in 2013 as a part of the Hungarian Government’s ”Global Opening Policy”. As a result now 51 partners from all over the world are able to send their students to Hungarian higher education institutions.

The 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 are considered eligible if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authorities of the sending partner. The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

Thousands of students apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2016/2017 approximately 3000 students can begin their studies in Hungary within the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

Study fields supported by the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme:

  • Agriculture, Natural Resources
  • Arts (visual and performing)
  • Business, Management and Public Administration
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Humanities, Education, Behavioural Sciences
  • IT, Computer Sciences, Mathematics
  • Law, Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology, Engineering, Architecture
  • Tourism, Recreation

Full time studies:

  • BA/BSc (undergraduate, 3-3.5 years)
  • MA/MSc (graduate, 1--2 years)
  • PhD studies (doctoral, 3 years)
  • One-tier programme (5 years)
  • Part-time studies
  • Non degree programmes (professional and language preparatory courses, specialisation courses)

How the SH programme contributes to your professional development?

  • no tuition fee
  • monthly stipend:
    • for Bachelor or Master: EUR 130
    • for Doctoral: EUR 325
  • free dormitory places or contribution to private accommodation: EUR 100
  • medical insurance

Some of the expanding network of sending partners:

Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kurdistan Regional Government/ Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen

Hungary’s network of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme’s sending partners is expanding every year. Please keep yourself updated about the newly joined partners on the programme’s website:


The official website of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme:

Official multilingual portal about available Hungarian scholarships, study programmes, description of the Hungarian higher education system and practical information about living in Hungary:

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Latest news

June 22, 2017 09:20
Call for scholarship applications
The scholarship is intended for individuals studying in the Stipendium Hungaricum Hungarian
Language University Preparatory Programme and wish to improve their command of Hungarian
language and broaden their knowledge of the culture of Hungary.
June 19, 2017 15:20
In Astana 11 Hungarian higher education institution will participate in order to give more information about the Hungarian higher education system and training possibilities. The goal of the event is expansion of international cooperation, promotion of foreign education, exchange of experience in the implementation of international education projects.
June 19, 2017 14:50

Tempus Public Foundation together with the representatives of Hungarian higher education institutions attended the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo that took place in Los Angeles between 28th May and 2nd June 2017. NAFSA, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, brought together a vibrant community of nearly 10,000 learners, leaders and changemakers at the Annual Conference & Expo.