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:

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Latest news

October 19, 2017 11:06

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) with the cooperation of 8 Hungarian higher education institutions and the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference attended the „Salao do Estudante 2017” education fair organized in three cities in Brazil – Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.

June 28, 2017 14:03
The Hungarian delegation met the Kazakh minister of education and science

10 universities accompanied with the Ministry of Human Resources and Tempus Public Foundation took part in International Educational Fair 2017 in Astana and Almaty between the 23-27th June 2017 attracting many local students.

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.