As a scholarship holder, can I request an extension of my study period?

March 11th, 2020

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

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 (III.4.) as well.

The scholarship holders may extend their scholarship period by a total of two semesters, the request must be submitted to their host institution. The institution sends the list of those who receive approval to the Tempus Public Foundation. The Tempus Public Foundation forwards the list of scholarship holders whose extension request has been approved by their host institution to the Sending Partners for consultation. During the extension, scholarship holders may not receive a scholarship or housing allowance.

It shall first be applied to students starting their studies in the 2020/21 academic year in an ascending order.

Please find all the necessary information related to the extension of the scholarship period in the following document. Download here!