Hungarian Government Scholarship for All Students

The Hungarian Government Scholarship has been established (the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program) to promote the internationalization of Hungarian higher education and to attract top foreign students from all over the world who can establish personal and professional attachments to Hungary while receiving a high-quality education in the heart of Europe.

Host CountryHungary
Host InstituteA Hungarian University
Study LevelNon-degree, Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Doctoral
Eligible FieldsAll
Application Opening DateNovember each year
Application Closing Date15 January 2024, 2 p.m. (CET)
CoverageMonthly stipend + Accommodation contribution + Medical insurance
Hungarian Government Scholarship Summary

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Hungarian Government Scholarship is based on bilateral education agreements between Hungary and the governments of the sending countries, and it is already available in nearly 90 countries and territories across five continents, attracting over 5000 international students each year.

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Programs Eligible for Hungarian Government Scholarship

The most prestigious higher education scholarship program of the Hungarian Government, Stipendium Hungaricum, offers a wide range of courses for international students with excellent academic records. The scholarship aims to support the internationalization and continuous development of Hungarian higher education, to strengthen the international relations of the academic and research community, and to promote the good reputation and competitiveness of Hungarian higher education around the world.

Applicants can choose from over 600 full-time degree programs in all higher education fields and at all degree levels, including part-time and doctoral programs.

Benefits Covered by Hungarian Government Scholarship

The following are the benefits of the Hungarian Government Scholarship:

  • Tuition-free education entails not having to pay a tuition fee.
  • Monthly stipend – non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s, and one-tier master’s level: a monthly contribution to living expenses in Hungary of HUF 43,700 for 12 months, until completion of studies.
  • Monthly stipend – doctoral level: according to current Hungarian legislation, the monthly scholarship amount is HUF 140,000 for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 for the second phase of education (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.
  • Accommodation contribution – a free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the duration of the scholarship period (Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, the HUF 40,000/month is a contribution to rental costs, and in larger cities – particularly in the capital city – this contribution will not cover the full amount of rental costs.)
  • Medical insurance provides health care services in accordance with Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) as well as supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (approx. 153 EUR) per person per year.

* It does not fully cover all living expenses, and students must contribute their own funds to cover all living expenses in Hungary. Before applying, all applicants are strongly advised to research the expected living expenses in Hungary and the city in which they wish to live.

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Documents Required for Hungarian Government Scholarships

Except for the medical certificate, which must be submitted by the nominated applicants only until 15 April, all applicants must submit the following documents to the online application surface by 16 January.

  • Online application form
  • Motivation Letter
  • Proof of language proficiency and their translations Proof of language proficiency and their translations
  • School certificates and their translations in the language of the selected study program or in Hungarian
  • Transcript of Records and its translations into the study program’s chosen language or into Hungarian
  • a copy of an identification document
  • Acceptance of the Statement for Application in the online system
  • Medical Certificate

*Every document that is unavailable in the study program’s chosen language or in Hungarian must be translated, and the translations must be submitted with a copy of the original document.

Students studying in Hungary will also benefit from low living costs, a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation, a vibrant cultural life, and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Additional Documents for Art and Music Applicants

Applicants wishing to pursue studies in the arts and/or music must also upload the following files. By 2 PM on January 16, applicants for the arts and music must submit the following documents via the online application system.

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

Time Line

The online application system of the Hungarian Government Scholarship usually opens in November and closes in January or February of each year. Scholarship recipients must have their visas, be in Hungary, and register at the host institution by 30 September (Next year).

How to Apply for the Hungarian Government Scholarship

For the Hungarian Government Scholarship, all applications should be submitted through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. Applicants are required to register and create an account on the application system, and then they can access and complete the application form, upload the required documents, and submit their application online.

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Additionally, all applications must be submitted to the Sending Partner’s responsible authority. There may be various deadlines and specifications for submitting the application materials from each Sending Partner. It is strongly advised that applicants get in touch with the appropriate person at their sending partner as soon as possible to find out the specific steps.

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