Hungarian Government International Scholarship Programme to Study in Hungary 2019/2020

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Deadline: January 15, 2019.
Applications are now open for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for higher education studies in Hungary each year.

TheStipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students.

The main goal of the programme regarding the education policy is to support the internationalization of the Hungarian higher education and its constant development, to strengthen the international relations of the Hungarian academic and research community, to enhance the cultural diversity of the higher education institutions and to promote the good reputation and competitiveness of the Hungarian higher
education throughout the world.

The programme also aims to establish and encourage the personal and professional attachment of foreign graduated students to Hungary and contribute to the promotion of the Hungarian culture and language abroad.

Study Levels

  • Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for
  • Degree Programmes
  • Bachelor Programmes
  • Master Programmes
  • One-tier Master Programmes
  • Doctoral programmes
  • Non-degree Programmes
  • Preparatory course in Hungarian language

    Scholarship Provisions
  • Tuition-free education exemption from the payment of tuition fee.

Monthly stipend (non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level): monthly amount of HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies

Doctoral level: According to the current Hungarian legislation, the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 450) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 580) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until 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, then 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 No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (cca EUR 205) a year/person

EligibilityThe Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is based on effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the partner’s Ministry responsible for higher education. Applications will be considered eligible if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner.

For full time programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners:Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federative Republic of Brazil, Georgia, 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 , Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Oriental Republic of the Uruguay, Republic of Nigeria

Please note that applicants have to be nominated by their country. Only the nominated applications will be forwarded to the universities.
The following documents are compulsory and need to be submitted to the online application surface by all applicants until 15 January 2019.

Online application

  • Motivation Letter
  • Proof of language proficiency and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • School certificates and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • programme Transcript of Records and its translations in the language of the selected study or in Hungarian
  • Medical Certificate
  • Copy of Identification Document
  • Acceptance of Statement for Application in the online system
  • Additional Documents for Doctoral Level
  • Research Plan
  • Letters of recommendation

All applicants of doctoral programmes are required to visit before they submit their application. The website provides information in English and Hungarian language about the Hungarian doctoral schools, available research Òeld and research topics as well as the supervisors of doctoral students.
Additional Documents for Art and Music Applicants
Audio Portfolio

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