Hungary provides high-quality education in the heart of Europe. Today, there is a growing demand for 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 numerous scientific inventions from Vitamin C to Rubik’s cube and so on. The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian


Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s, doctoral, and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses). Please note that this Call for
Application is for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s and non-degree programmes only. Please
find the Call for Applications for doctoral-level here.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship
 Tuition-free education
– exemption from the payment of tuition fee
 Monthly stipend
– non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s level: monthly amount of
HUF 43,700 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12
months a year, until the completion of studies
 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, 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 LXXX of 1997,
national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF
65,000 (cca EUR 195) a year/person
Please bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the
Scholarship Holders. It means that it does not fully cover all the costs of living and the students need to add their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying;

Application timeline

15 January 2020 submitting application: to TPF and to Sending Partner

28 February 2020 First selection point: technical check and nomination process

Middle of March-end of May 2020 Second selection point: institutional admission procedure

Middle/end of June 2020 notification about selection results

June-July 2020 visa application process

until 30 September 2020 arrival in Hungary

How to Apply

Apply here

Visit webpage for more information here

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