Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships Programme for Bachelor and Masters Students, Study in Hungary.

  • Fully Funded
  • Hungary Universities
  • Bachelor, Masters
  • All Subjects
  • International Students, Domestic Students
  • Hungary
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Description for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship initiative was established by the Hungarian Government with the goal of internationalizing Hungarian higher education. It aims to attract outstanding students worldwide to pursue their education in Hungary, fostering personal and professional connections to the country while receiving high-quality instruction in the heart of Europe.


Upon completing their studies, scholarship recipients return to their home nations equipped with valuable skills and knowledge. This enables them to foster social, political, and economic ties, thereby enhancing cooperation between Hungary and their home countries. Launched in 2013, the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme provides foreign students the opportunity to undertake higher education studies in Hungary.










Managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and coordinated by the Tempus Public Foundation, the program operates through educational agreements between Hungary and sending countries/territories. Currently active on five continents with over 80 Sending Partners, the program's geographical reach continues to expand.


The scholarship program offers full-degree and partial study options within the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree framework, mainly conducted in English. Additionally, foreign language programs are available through the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme. Students can pursue a year-long Hungarian language preparatory training course before beginning higher education studies in Hungarian.






Scholarship recipients are encouraged to focus on their academic progress while in Hungary, as their tuition fees, accommodation, and living costs are covered. Possessing a European degree upon graduation opens up diverse opportunities in the global job market.


Since its inception in 2013, the number of Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders has grown substantially, leading to an increase in self-paying international students in Hungarian universities. Between 2013 and 2019, the proportion of international students in Hungarian higher education institutions has doubled, with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship recipients among them quadrupling. Consequently, the count of foreign language study programs taught in Hungarian universities has tripled since 2015.


Both applicants and awardees of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship have been consistently rising, along with the available scholarship slots. In 2022, the program received more than 500,000 applications and granted nearly 4,900 scholarships. This demonstrates that since its inception, the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship has established itself as a program of exceptional merit.





Degree Level for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships Programme for Bachelor and Masters Students, Study in Hungary. is available to undertake Bachelor, Masters level programs at Hungary Universities.

Available Subjects for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Benefits for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

Education provided through the scholarship program offers several financial benefits to recipients:

  1. Tuition-Free Education: Scholarship holders are exempt from paying tuition fees for their studies.

  2. Monthly Stipend: Depending on the level of study, scholarship holders receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses in Hungary. The stipend amounts to HUF 43,700 (approximately EUR 2,103) per month for non-degree, bachelor's, master's, and one-tier master's level students. This stipend is provided for 12 months a year until the completion of their studies.

  3. Accommodation Contribution: Scholarship recipients are either provided with a free dormitory place or receive a monthly accommodation contribution of HUF 40,000. However, it's important to note that if a student chooses not to live in the dormitory, the HUF 40,000/month is meant to assist with rental costs. In larger cities, especially the capital city, this contribution may not cover the entire rental expense.

  4. Medical Insurance: Scholarship holders are covered by health care services as per the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997) through the national health insurance card. Additionally, they receive supplementary medical insurance that covers up to HUF 65,000 (approximately EUR 153) per year per person.

It's crucial to understand that these provisions are designed to assist with the living expenses of the scholarship holders. While they provide significant support, they might not cover all the costs of living in Hungary. Students are advised to assess the expected living expenses in both Hungary and the specific city they plan to reside in before applying for the scholarship. The "Cost of Living Calculator" provided by the scholarship program can be helpful for this purpose. It's important for applicants to be aware that they might need to supplement these provisions with their own financial resources to adequately cover their living expenses during their time in Hungary.

Eligible Nationalities for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

For full-time study programs, students are eligible to apply through the following Sending Partners: Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federative Republic of Brazil, Georgia, Ibero-American General Secretariat (eligible member states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela), 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, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Pacific Alliance (member states: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru), State of Palestine, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of Burundi, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Chile, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Costa Rica, 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 Liberia, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Mali, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Peru, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Sierra Leone, Republic of Singapore, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Eritrea, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Mexican States, United Republic of Tanzania.

For partial (exchange) study programs and postgraduate specialist training courses, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Argentine Republic, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federative Republic of Brazil, Georgia, Ibero-American General Secretariat (eligible member states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela), Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Chile, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Iran, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Mali, Republic of Moldova, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Peru, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Sierra Leone, Republic of Singapore, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Eritrea, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Mexican States, United Republic of Tanzania, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

It is important to note that the program's implementation is directly coordinated with the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner. Applying through agencies is strongly discouraged as there are no additional costs associated with the application.

Eligibility Criteria for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

The Stipendium Hungaricum Program is established upon effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (or its legal predecessor), the Ministry of Human Capacities, and the corresponding Ministry responsible for higher education in the partner's country. Applications are deemed eligible only when the applicant is officially nominated by the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner.

Applications will not be considered under the following circumstances:

  • Hungarian citizens, individuals with refugee status, temporary protection beneficiaries, those granted subsidiary protection, and recipients of humanitarian protection.
    • This criterion applies to both applicants and Scholarship Holders. For example, if an individual obtains Hungarian citizenship or refugee status during their studies in Hungary, they will automatically lose their scholarship status.
  • Applicants with citizenship different from that of the sending country/territory.
  • Applicants born after August 31, 2005 (i.e., under 18 years old as of August 31, 2023), except for Dance study programs.
  • Applicants applying for a doctoral program within the Stipendium Hungaricum program in the same application round.
  • Applicants who are registered as self-financed/fee-paying students of a Hungarian higher education institution at the time of the application deadline and are applying for a study level below their current self-financed studies. For instance, self-financed master's students cannot apply for bachelor's studies.
  • Former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships for full-degree studies and are re-applying for full-degree or partial (exchange) studies in the same cycle or lower level of education.
  • Former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships for full-degree studies and have not traveled to Hungary or started their studies, and did not notify the Tempus Public Foundation of this by August 31.
  • Former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships for partial (exchange) studies and are re-applying for partial (exchange) studies in the same cycle or lower level of education.
  • Former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships for partial (exchange) studies and are re-applying for full-degree studies or partial (exchange) studies while still having a scholarship status, unless they withdraw their former scholarship before the application deadline.
  • Former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships in the 2020/21, 2021/22, or 2022/23 application rounds, but did not travel to Hungary or start their studies and did not notify the Tempus Public Foundation of this by August 31.

Note that re-application for full-degree scholarship studies in the same cycle of education is only possible if the former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holder was previously awarded partial (exchange) studies. In such cases, the duration of the full-degree scholarship will be reduced by the length of the previous partial (exchange) studies.

Important note for self-financed students already studying in Hungary: Self-financed students who are already registered as fee-paying students at a Hungarian higher education institution during the application deadline and are applying for the same study

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