Apply for Scholarship

This page will guide you through the application process in a user-friendly way. You can find all the essential information for the application here.

See the call for applications for further information. Click on the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – BA/BSC, MA/MSC or CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – DOCTORAL buttons. If you are already familiar with the site, click on the APPLY HERE button, which will take you directly to the online registration interface. If you are not familiar with the site, we recommend that you read the content of the page first.

You can find here the new call for applications and related information for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s and non-degree programmes 2021/2022.

You can find here the annexes of the Call for Applications for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s and non-degree programmes

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – BA/BSC, MA/MSC

Annexes

Full degree programmes Partial studies

Lists of eligible study programmes

Statement

Statement for Application

Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement for data management in connection with the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme

Application documents

Documents for all applicants

You can find all the information and documents for the application.

Document for Art applicants Document for Music applicants

You can find here the new call for applications and related information for doctoral programmes 2021/2022.

You can find here the Call for Applications for doctoral programmes

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – DOCTORAL

Annexes

Full degree programmes Partial studies

Lists of eligible study programmes

Statement

Statement for Application

Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement for data management in connection with the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme

Application documents

Documents for all applicants

You can find all the information and documents for the application.

Document for Art applicants
APPLY HERE

Click here to open the online application interface.

How to apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Application Timeline

Useful Documents

Dos and don’ts

Click here to find out how to prepare your application and the supporting documents for submission so they meet all the requirements.

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Checklist of the application documents

Click here to see the application guide, documents required for application and the submission deadline to each type of scholarship.

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Example of a medical certificates

Click here to download the medical form example.

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All applications shall be submitted through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. After registration, the applicants are able to access the application system and upload the required documents. Click here to visit the online registration interface.

Rights and Obligations, Scholarship Agreement

We advise that you check back regularly for any updates in the Rights and Obligations document, as the changes might affect your scholarship holder status.

Please pay special attention to the fact that from the 2019-2020 academic year the credit minimum requirement (Section IV.10.2. b. of Stipendium Hungaricum Programme Operational Regulations: “The institute may terminate the status of the scholarship holder by a unilateral declaration after consulting.

Tempus Public Foundation […] if the student does not obtain at least 18 credits on the average of the last two semesters where the student status was not interrupted.) applies to all Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders.

Please also take into consideration that Hungarian preparatory courses (offered free of charge by the Host Institution) are compulsory for all Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders who begin their studies in the fall semester of 2020. Both rules apply to bachelor, master and one-tier master students only.

Scholarship Agreement
English and Hungarian version

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Agreement (Stipendium Hungaricum ösztöndíjszerződés)

Annexes

The annexes are part of the scholarship agreement. By signing the agreement, you also agree to the content of the annexes.

General Terms and Conditions

Data sheet of the Scholarship holder

Privacy Policy (including the Privacy Statement for data management in connection with the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme)

Operational Regulations of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

Dissertation Scholarship Agreement – English and Hungarian version

Stipendium Hungaricum Dissertation Scholarship Agreement (Stipendium Hungaricum Disszertációs Ösztöndíjszerződés)

Dissertation Scholarship Agreement – Annexes

General Terms and Conditions

Privacy Statement

Previous versions of Scholarship Agreement
English and Hungarian – previous version

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Agreement (Stipendium Hungaricum ösztöndíjszerződés)

French and Hungarian – previous version

Contrat de Bourse Stipendium Hungaricum (Stipendium Hungaricum ösztöndíjszerződés)

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the online application (registration) and the participation in the admission examinations is free of charge. Do not apply through any agencies unknown by the selected Host Institutions (see our website for the list of agencies known by the universities) and do not pay for their services regarding the application because the programme is implemented by direct cooperation with the responsible authorities of the Sending Partners, not agencies.

Please do not forget that you need to submit your Stipendium Hungaricum application on this online platform, starting with a registration: https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu. If you get stuck at any point of the process, contact our office via email, skype or telephone.

It depends on the requirements of the responsible authority of the Sending Partner. Each Sending Partner might have different deadlines and requirements for submitting the application materials. There are also Partners that do not require any materials from the applicants. Please find out about these details by contacting the responsible partner office in your country/region.

Only for those programmes that are supported by the cooperation agreement between Hungary and your country/region. You will find all the information about the available study types and study fields here.

No, they can’t. You must upload your documents in the Stipendium Hungaricum online application system, and those materials will be forwarded later to the universities by our office. Please, only contact the universities if you wish to know more details about the academic content of a certain course or about the admission requirements and you cannot find that information in the Study Finder.

No – by the application deadline. Admission examinations will take place later, around April-May.

Yes, only the nominated applicants will be forwarded to the universities.

No, they don’t. They can see it in the online system that the status of their application has changed to „Submitted” – or if they make any modifications it changes to „Resubmitted”.

In this case, you can only apply one year later. Applications are not accepted after the deadline.

  • Certain modifications are possible. For instance, you can upload those documents that you did not have before the application deadline.
  • However, it is not possible to edit your priorities in your online application. You cannot add new courses and you cannot edit the order of the priorities.
  • Also, please do not delete any of the selected courses. In this way, you would only lessen your own chances to get into a university.

Yes, in principle, but those applicants who are registered self-financed / fee-paying students of a Hungarian higher education institution at the time of the application deadline AND who are now applying for the same study level are only eligible to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme if

  • they are recommended by their Hungarian host universities where they are studying at the time of application, AND
  • if their cumulative, corrected sum average (“összesített korrigált kreditindex”) is higher than the students’ average performance at the particular study programme (“szakátlag”).

Yes, it is possible but the Stipendium Hungaricum office does not provide visa, administrative services (e.g. supporting letters) or any additional contribution (e.g. financial support) to family members or accompanying persons.

Because there is no valid educational cooperation programme between those countries and Hungary.

You can start and submit your application without a passport. Instead of the passport copy, you can upload the scanned copy of any document that may be used to prove your identity (e.g. your national ID card). In case you do not have any identification document before the application deadline, you can upload a signed declaration in which you state that you will obtain and upload the required document before 1 August.

Later though, if you are awarded with the scholarship, you will definitely need a valid passport in order to be able to enter Hungary.

There is no form provided by Tempus Public Foundation for this certificate. It can be any certificate that the particular hospital uses or the particular physician issues. It has to be issued and signed by a physician to prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C or any other epidemic conditions. The date of issue cannot be earlier than 1 December 2017.

Yes. For more information, please study section 3.3 „Missing documents” of the Call for Applications or the Applications process for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s and non-degree programmes here and for doctoral programmes here.

Signing the contract with the institution must be arranged between the scholarship holder and the university.

Contact your institutional SH coordinator regarding the agreement and its content.

You do. If you are absent for more than 30 days, you will not be entitled to your living and housing allowance until your return, as these allowances are intended to contribute to your costs of living in Hungary. However, you do not lose your scholarship status.

The scholarship holder must habitually reside in Hungary during the study period and must inform the higher education institute in case of leaving for a consecutive period of more than 10 working days during the study period. In case of failing to meet the requirement of giving information about the stay abroad prior to the travel, the higher education institute has a competency to decide to terminate the scholarship status of the student.

Pursuant to the effective legal regulations, on the date of introducing these regulations, pursuant to Section 20 (5) of Act II of 2007, third-country citizens with residence permits for study purposes can pursue income earning activities full-time for no more than 24 hours a week during a term and for no more than ninety days or sixty six working days outside the terms.

Regarding the fact that the SH scholarship covers studies in Hungary, the scholarship holder is not entitled to use financial support for doing programmes or partial studies outside Hungary, e.g. Erasmus + and CEEPUS, Campus Mundi, except for a short stay (not longer than 10 working days), participation at a conference related to research or studies funded by institutional source, and a stay that does not affect the requirement of habitual residency principle.

The monthly stipend and accommodation contribution must be arranged between the scholarship holder and the university.

Contact your institutional SH coordinator.

The scholarship holder is, unless otherwise provided by the institutional regulation, require to fulfil the study, examination obligation and curriculum development by earning at least eighteen credits (i.e., earns a total of 36 credits) on the average of the last two semesters in which the student is not suspended (minimum credit requirement).

The host institution, the majors within the institution and the language of studies can be changed only once per each study level after submitting a special student request. Since 2019 the deadline for submitting the requests to Tempus Public Foundation is 1 December (for Spring Semester) and 15 May (for Fall Semester) in every school year.

Institutions, majors and languages can be changed only at the end of the semester, so that the scholarship holder could start the next semester in the new institution, on the new study programme, in the new language.

Institutions, majors and languages can be changed only within one year after beginning the studies. The request–if it is relevant–must also include the extension of the studies with the scholarship.

Documents to be submitted for changing institutions, majors and/or languages:

  • a request signed by the student,
  • a letter of acceptance by the future host institution,
  • a written approval by the sending partner.

The present host institution, where the student is studying at the time of the claim, sends a written statement of the claim of the student to Tempus Public Foundation. The student must submit the request for changing institutions, majors and/or languages with the compulsory annexes to the SiH Department electronically.

If you are doing

  • a full-time bachelor, master or one-tier master programme → YES
  • partial/semester studies → NO
  • a doctoral programme → NO
  • a preparatory course → NO
  • a specialisation course after bachelor or master studies → NO

The possibility and process of the extension of the duration of studies is and has always been determined by the relevant Hungarian legislation.

According to that, the doctoral programmes in Hungary cannot be extended, regardless of the starting date of studies. There is no exception to this regulation.

For those students who started their doctoral studies before 2016, section 47, paragraph (2) of Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education (ANHE) in force at that time is applicable: “The financing period for students enrolled in doctoral programmes may not exceed a maximum duration of 6 semesters”. The structure and provisions of doctoral programmes changed from the first semester of the academic year 2016/17, but these changes are not applicable to those who started their studies earlier.

In the case of doctoral studies, the legal framework does not provide the possibility to extend the time of studies, which is reflected in the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme Operational Regulations (IV.3.4), as well.

It is possible to postpone exclusively because of health issues or unexpected reasons through no fault of his/her own. If there is such a vis maior case, some kind of proof (i.e. a medical certificate) must be submitted to the Study in Hungary Unit of Tempus Public Foundation, together with a written request. The host higher education institution and the Sending Partner must also approve of the postponement. Those students who have already arrived in Hungary and enrolled in a higher education institution are not entitled to request any postponement.

(Further information in section IV.5. of the Operational Regulations.)

Yes, starting from the 2019/2020 academic year, every student studying at a full-time bachelor and master programme will be required to study Hungarian as a foreign language for two semesters. Those who do not attend the course and do not pass the exam will lose all or part of their monthly stipend.

Yes, you can. You have two options to do so:

If you do not speak any Hungarian yet, you can apply for a preparatory course first. After one year of intensive Hungarian learning, you are expected to continue your studies in a bachelor, master or doctoral programme in Hungarian.

If you have at least an intermediate (B2) level of Hungarian language knowledge, you can also apply for a study programme in Hungarian on all the available study levels that are listed here.

No, only full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students will be required to complete two semesters.

No, language classes are provided by the Host Institution.

No, the compulsory Hungarian as a foreign language classes will be free.

No, only full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students will be required to complete two semesters.