Applications are invited for the prestigious and fully funded Hungary Government Scholarship 2019-2020.

The fully funded Hungary Scholarship 2019-2020 is just like Chinese Government Scholarship, US Fulbright scholarship, Korean Government Scholarship Program, Turkiye Burslari Scholarship, Australian Awards or MEXT Scholarship Japan. It covers all of your expenses and applicants don’t need to pay for anything.

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships 2019-2020 are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses).

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.

Host Country:

  • Hungary

Program Name:

  •  Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships

Host Universities:

  • Click here to find the eligible host institutions and details of their study programmes

Course Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programs
  • Master’s Degree Program
  • One-tier master programmes
  • Doctoral programmes
  • Non-degree programmes
    • Preparatory course in Hungarian language
    • Specialisation courses

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.

Course Duration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: 2-4 Years
  • Master’s Degree: 1.5-2 Years
  • One-tier master: 5-6 Years
  • PhD: 4 Years
  • Non-degree Programs: 1 Year

Courses/Fields of Study:

  • List of eligible study programmes determined in the educational cooperation agreements in effect between Hungary and the specific Sending Partner – Click here

Scholarship Value:

  • 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 contribution
    • Free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40 000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period
    • Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, then the HUF 40 000/month is a contribution to that rental costs, and in bigger cities – especially in the capital city – this contribution would not cover the full amount of rental costs.
  • 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.

In Pakistan the sending partner is Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

For full time programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federative Republic of Brazil, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran*, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kingdom of Thailand*, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic*, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia*, Montenegro, Pacific Alliance (member states: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru), Palestine*, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania*, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Cuba, 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 Paraguay, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Singapore, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Sudan, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation*, Socialist Republic of Vietnam*, State of Eritrea, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan*, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan*, Ukraine*, United Mexican States, United Republic of Tanzania.

For partial (exchange) study programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Federative Republic of Brazil, 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 Turkey, Socialist Republic of Vietnam*, Russian Federation*, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States.

Required Documents:

  • Hungary Scholarship Online Application Form
  • Motivation Letter:
    • Minimum 1 page, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters
  • 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
    • 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 applicant is now applying for.
  • 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 secondary school graduation certificate AND their translations
    • Non-degree, specialisation programmes: scanned copy of degree certificate required by the host institution AND their translations
    • Partial (exchange) 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
  • Transcript of Records and its translations in 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
  • Medical Certificate
    • Scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition issued not earlier than 15 November 2018
    • 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
    • Please note that despite the applicants need to upload this document, the Host Institutions might require the student to take a medical test at the time of enrolment (free of charge for the Scholarship Holders)
  • Copy of Identification Document
    • Provided that the applicant already has a passport, the scan of the passport should be uploaded
    • In case the applicants do not yet have a passport, the applicant should upload the scanned copy of any document which may be used to prove the applicant’s identity (e.g. national ID card)
  • Acceptance of Statement for Application in the online system
    • all applicants need to accept the “Statement for Application”
    • The statement can only be accepted in the online system, therefore scanned and signed copies should not be uploaded
    • the statement appears in the online application system after registration – all applicants need to click on accepting it in order to be able to submit their application

All documents that cannot be obtained or produced 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:

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

Hungary Government Scholarship Application Tips:

  • You read and understand all parts of the Call for Application, especially the eligibility criteria (e.g. age and citizenship requirements)
  •  You read the guide (available on www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu website) for the online application system,
  • You visit the website of Tempus Public Foundation (http://studyinhungary.hu/study-in-hungary/menu/find-a-study-programme/study-finder.html) 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 will have priority if you already have an assigned future supervisor),
  • You provide precise contact details and make sure your e-mail address (and 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 or master studies while you already have a master degree) and do not apply to different study levels in one application,
  • You do not mix up the application to full degree and partial (exchange) study programme (and the length of exchange studies) as study modes cannot be altered after the application is submitted,
  • the documents with the correct file formats are uploaded, one file is not larger than 4 MB and all your 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 did submit your application because the saving your application will only save the content but the application will not actually be submitted,
  • You write down and remember your login information, 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), 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 during their scholarship studies too.
  • Increase your chances of getting admitted by applying for two different study programmes (in order of preference) instead of only one,
  • Carefully decide on the order of application as it cannot be changed later and it is very much considered during the allocation process (read important details above)
  • Not to apply through any agencies unknown by the Host Institutions (see our website for the list of agencies known by the universities) 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.

Application Deadline: 

  • Deadline vary from country to country. Please visit the sending partner in your country for more details about the Hungary scholarship application form and deadline.  

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