The Hungarian Government announced the policy of Global Opening, as part of which the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 for foreign students. The aim of the programme is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries. Currently over 90 sending partners are engaged in the programme which is managed by Tempus Public Foundation (TPF). Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year.
PROVISIONS covered by the scholarship (see also the new Operational Regulations)
Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
Monthly stipend: non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly HUF 43 700 (cca EUR 110) contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies; doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, for newcomers, it is monthly HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 350) for the first phase of education (first 4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 450) for the second phase (second 4 semesters) for 12 months a year, until completion of studies;
Accommodation: student hostel room/bed depending on the capacity of the higher education institution or HUF 40,000/month accommodation allowance for 12 months a year during the whole period of full-time programmes or for the duration of the partial studies;
Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance
You can also contact the institutional Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator: Ms. Csilla KÁNAI, International Relations Centre (Szent István Campus, Gödöllő, Main Building, Ground Floor, Room 31)
Office hours: 1.30-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
Application deadline: 16th January 2023, 2 p.m. (CET)
► ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES
Eligible Sending Partners
The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is based on effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade or its legal predecessor as regards the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, the Ministry of Human Capacities, and the partner’s Ministry responsible for higher education. Applications will be considered eligible only if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authority of the Sending Partner.
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 (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, doctoral level) including both full time and partial study programmes
► AVAILABLE STUDY PROGRAMMES
Applicants are eligible to apply only for those scholarship types and study fields that are determined in the educational cooperation programmes in effect between Hungary and the specific Sending Partner.
Please seethe full list of available study fields regarding your sending country:
Scholarship holders may only postpone the start of the scholarship status for health (proved by medical reports) or other unexpected reasons beyond their control. Postponement of of the scholarship may only take place before the establishment of the student status (before enrollment). A request (containing detailed reasoning, the number of semesters to be postponed) signed by the scholarship holder has to be submitted to Tempus Public Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org)by 30 September.
► CHANGING STUDY PROGRAMME / LANGUAGE / INSTITUTION
In case you want to change your study programme and/or the language of instruction and/or the institution, you can perform it only within the first academic year. What you have to do is to submit arequest written and signed by youtoTempus Public Foundation(email@example.com) attaching the following documents:
a declaration of approval signed by the head of your current institute/faculty
an approval of transfer from the new/requested institution (in case you want to change only the language of instruction, there is no need for this)
In order to receive an approval of transfer, please send this request form signed by you to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org as well as to your Registrar's Officer if you are a student of MATE.
Deadline to submit the request for approval to MATE: 15 November in autumn semester, 30 April in spring semester
Also, please notify your sending partner (authority) in your home country, but you do not need to obtain and attach a support letter to your request.
Deadline for submitting your request to Tempus with the above attachments:1st December in autumn semester;15 May in spring semester
The following documents must be attached (uploaded) to your request:
support letter signed by the head of the institute
transcript of records (list of subjects you have completed)
Deadline within the university in autumn semester: 15 November,in spring semester:30 April
Please, note: „During the extension period, scholarship holders may not receive a scholarship or housing allowance. This shall first be applied to students starting their studies in the 2020/21 academic year in an ascending order.” (see Operational Regulations III.4.1.)