What comes after your application?

January 18th, 2024

What comes after your application?

Applying for the Stipendium Hungaricum is a more complex procedure with lots of deadlines to keep in mind. To help and guide you through what happens after the application process we have collected the most important information you will need.

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

After submitting applications, you will receive a notification whether you passed the technical check – meaning you have submitted the required data and fulfilled the basic eligibility criteria. It does not automatically mean that your submitted documentation is accepted, as it will be checked by the host institutions later on whether the uploaded files and their quality can be accepted and whether these documents meet their entry requirements. Those who have passed the technical check will take part in the nomination process. In this phase, the Sending Partners pre-select those – sometimes from among several hundreds/thousands of applicants – who meet their criteria and the defined priorities.

By the end of February / beginning of March Tempus Public Foundation will inform you about nomination results.

Mid-March/ late-May – Second selection point: institutional admission procedure

If you become nominated, you will be able to continue the application process and be considered for the second round of selection: the institutional evaluation. This means that your documents will be forwarded to the selected institution(s) and they will contact you regarding the admission process. The universities will get in touch with the nominated applicants directly to set a date and conduct the entrance exams from the middle of March until the end of May.

If you will not be nominated by your Sending Partner, unfortunately, you cannot proceed with your application for the academic year 2024/2025. However, you still have the option to contact your chosen university about the possibility and requirements of starting your studies as a self-financed student. For further details regarding self-financed studies, please contact the institutional coordinators at the following LINK.

Until 15 March – Statement of the Supervisor (if required by the proposed Doctoral School)

Some doctoral schools request students applying for their doctoral programmes to have a supervisor at the Host Institution, who, in the case of a successful application, will undertake the supervising of the student’s doctoral education and research activities within the frameworks of the doctoral programme chosen by the applicant. Please read carefully all the requirements of your selected study programme by clicking on its name in the online application system or contact the Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator of your selected host university.

The ’Statement of the Supervisor’ Task will only appear in your application in case your selected doctoral school requires you to upload this document.

In case it is required by the doctoral programme you are applying for, a statement of acceptance issued by the supervisor must be attached to the application till 15 March 2024 at the latest. If you cannot upload the Statement of the Supervisor until 31 January 2024, please upload a signed declaration to this task directly. In the statement, you need to declare that you will upload the Statement of the Supervisor until 15 March 2024.

Until 15 March – Submitting recommendation letter (for self-financed students only)

Those applicants who are registered self-financed 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 in the particular study programme (“szakátlag”).

As stated above, you need to be recommended by your Hungarian host university where you are studying at the time of application. Therefore, we suggest  to contact your host university and discuss whether the university wishes to recommend you for the scholarship.

If you are recommended, please request a recommendation letter from the Hungarian Host Institution and upload it to the online application system by 15 March 2024.

You may also contact the Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator of your host university.

Here you can find the contact list (below Study Finder).

Until 15 April – Submitting mandatory medical certificate

In case you are nominated by your Sending Partner you need to submit a scanned copy of your medical certificate of satisfactory health condition, based on the Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education related to medical examinations of students from abroad.

The Mandatory Medical Certificate has to be issued and signed by a physician to declare the medical condition of the applicant (according to the diseases listed on the form). The certificate must be recently issued. It means that the date of issue on the document cannot be earlier than 1 November 2023.

Find the mandatory template of the medical certificate which needs to be issued and signed by a physician HERE.

This document (and the related attachments) must be submitted to the relevant task in your application until 15 April 2024 at the latest.

Mid/late June – Notification about selection results

After evaluating the applications and the results of the exams, Tempus Public Foundation will conduct the allocation process and inform you about the official results of your application by the end of June/beginning of July. Please note that we cannot reply to individual requests asking for the results, and all applicants will be informed via the online system.

To see the details of the selection process and the allocation principles, please read Section 3.5.3 of the  Call for Applications.

We hope the information above was helpful and wish you good luck with your application!