Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship in short:

  • provides free tuition, dormitory, health insurance and monthly stipend for the whole duration of a BSc, MSc or PhD program.
  • eligible programs vary per countries
  • the application deadline for September 2021 intake is: January 15, 2021 (TBC) 

If you are interested send us an email:
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See the application guide here
The sender countries participating in the program are listed here


The Stipendium Hungaricum program is a governmental scholarship program that aims to offer scholarships and study opportunities to the citizens of certain countries.
The countries included in the program need to have a valid bilateral educational cooperation plan signed by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources and the relevant ministry of the specific country responsible for education.
The scholarships are valid for studies in Hungarian state universities or state colleges in scientific fields determined in the bilateral educational cooperation plans. Programs include full BA/BSc, MA/MSc and PhD studies in Hungarian state accredited higher education institutions.
The scholarships are awarded by the Hungarian Minister responsible for education based on the nomination of the Tempus Public Foundation. The pre-selection of the candidates is carried out by the Ministry of Education of the given country or by the scholarship board appointed by that ministry.
Each and every candidate need to take an entrance exam in order to be eligible for the scholarship program. The universities are responsible for informing the candidates about the entrance exam criteria.
The selection procedure ends with the list of successful applicants being forwarded to the Sending Partner by the Tempus Public Foundation. Applicants are informed about their results by the ministry of education of the country of the applicant, or by the national scholarship office/agency.
The Tempus Public Foundation is responsible for the assessment of the scholarships. The applicant who is awarded the scholarship receives the following allowances:

  • the applicant's tuition fee is fully covered during the entire period of the program he/she is participating in
  • the applicant receives a monthly scholarship for the complete calendar year which is financed by the host institution. As per the current rules the sum of the scholarship is 43,700 HUF/month in case of full-time graduate programs, BA/BSc and MA/MSc programs.
    The monthly amount of scholarship is 140,000 HUF for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 for the second phase (4 semesters) in case of PhD programs.
  • every participant of the scholarship program is guaranteed a place in a dormitory or, in case of lack of capacity, a sum of HUF 40,000/month covering the costs of accommodation for the whole calendar year
  • participants are provided with a health insurance 

The sender countries participating in the program are listed here

The recently arrived students are hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Faculty of Humanities,  Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Health.

The operational rules of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program are available here.
You may find a scholarship contract sample here.

 The application deadline for September 2021 intake is: January 15, 2021 (TBC) 

We kindly inform those who are interested in the scholarship program that the scientific fields, the level of education and the number of applicants vary in each country, thus we kindly ask you to make any inquiries about the possible programs in your country of origin/residence.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I apply without a proof of English language proficiency?
It is compulsory to submit a proof of English language proficiency but you may send it after the application deadline. In case you are nominated, a skype interview can be conducted by the University of Debrecen. If you pass the interview successfully, the university will furnish you with a proof of English language proficiency.
I do not have an IELTS or other certificate as a proof of English language proficiency but the language of instruction was English during my previous level of education. Can I apply?
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.
I cannot submit all the required documents before the application deadline. What should I do?
In this case, the applicants need to upload a signed statement that they will obtain and upload the missing document(s) until 1st August the latest. No missing document will be accepted if the statement is not uploaded by the application deadline and/or if the missing documents are not uploaded until 1st August, thus such applications will automatically be rejected.

For further information please turn to the Ministry of Education or the Hungarian Embassy in your country, or visit: