Scholarships 2021-2022

Stipendium Hungaricum BA/BSC, MA/MSC, Ph.D Scholarships 2021-2022, Hungary

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

Hungary provides high-quality education with a safe and friendly living environment in the heart of Europe. Hungary is also within the top countries with the highest number of scientific Nobel Prize Winners per capita.

The number of both Stipendium Hungaricum applicants and awardees is continuously increasing, as well as the number of available scholarship places. In 2020, more than 35 0000 applications were received and more than 5000 scholarships were awarded, showing that since its launch, the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship has become a programme of excellence.
The Programme is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and co-ordinated by Tempus Public Foundation.

Benefits of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend: non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s, and one-tier master’s level: monthly amount of HUF 43,700 (cca EUR 120) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the 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, 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 LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 100,000 (cca EUR 275) a year/person

Please bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders. It means that it does not fully cover all the costs of living and the students need to add their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying; please do check our Cost of Living Calculator by clicking here:
http://www.studyinhungary.hu/living-in-hungary/menu/your-costs-of-living.html

Eligibility of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is based on effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade or its legal predecessor as regards the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, the Ministry of Human Capacities, and the partner’s Ministry responsible for higher education. Applications will be considered eligible only 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, The 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 Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Oriental Republic of the Uruguay, Pacific Alliance (member states: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru), State of Palestine, Panama, People’s Democratic The Republic of Algeria, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus,
The 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 Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Singapore, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Sudan, 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, Socialist The Republic of Vietnam, State of Eritrea, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Mexican States, The United Republic of Tanzania.

For partial (exchange) study programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: the Republic of Costa Rica, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Georgia, Federative Republic of Brazil, Japan, The Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, People’s Republic of China (only Hudec applicants), Republic of Albania, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Chile, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Uzbekistan, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States, State of Israel, Republic of Yemen
Please note that the programme is implemented through direct cooperation with the responsible
authorities of the Sending Partner. The application does not have any additional costs, therefore we highly suggest you not to apply through any agencies. 

Non-eligibility of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

Applications will not be considered in the following cases:

  • Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships), persons granted a refugee status (“menekült”), persons enjoying temporary protection (“menedékes”), persons admitted for subsidiary protection (“oltalmazott”), and persons granted humanitarian protection (“befogadott”),
  • Applicants with citizenship different from the sending country/territory. For example, only Brazilian citizens can apply through the Brazilian Sending Partner.
  • Applicants born after 31 August 2003 (= applicants under 18 years old as of 31 August 2021 except applicants applying for Dance study programmes,
  • Applicants applying for a doctoral programme within the SH programme in the same application round
  • 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 applying for a study level below their self-financed studies. It means that: self-financed master students of a Hungarian higher education institution cannot apply for bachelor studies, and
  • Those former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships
    for full degree studies and who: are now re-applying for a full degree or partial (exchange) studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, one-tire master level) – (therefore, those Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders can apply for the programme who apply to continue their studies at a different cycle of education, e.g. bachelor
    Scholarship Holders can apply for master studies!) or who are now re-applying for the programme for any cycles of education while they still have a scholarship status at the time of application (unless they withdraw their former scholarship before the application deadline) and will not receive their degree until 31 August 2021 or who have postponed the start date of their scholarship studies and did not withdraw their scholarship before the current application deadline
  • Those former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships
    for partial (exchange) studies and who
    – are now re-applying for partial (exchange) studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, one-tire master level) – (therefore, those Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders can apply for a different cycle of education, e.g. former bachelor Scholarship Holders can apply for master partial (exchange) studies if they are now master students in their home countries!)
  • Those former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded scholarships
    in the 2020/21 application round, but after accepting their scholarship, did not travel to
    Hungary and did not start their studies, nor did they notify Tempus Public Foundation of this
    fact.

Application Timeline of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

  • Submitting an application: 16 Jan 2021
  • First selection point: 28 Feb 2021
  • Second selection point: May 2021
  • Notification about selection results: June 2021
  • Visa application process: June-July 2021
  • Arrival in Hungary: 30 Sep 2021

List of Application Documents to be submitted to Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

  • Online application form
  • 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
  • Transcript of Records and its translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • Copy of Identification Document
  • acceptance of Statement for Application in the online system
  • Medical Certificate

Submitting the Application of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

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. Applications should be submitted; only saved applications will not be considered. Please note that no applications will be accepted without the online submission and after the deadline. No hard copies are required. A guide for the online system will be available to download from the www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu website.

Deadline of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021-2022

The deadline for submitting the complete application: 16 January 2021– 23:59 (Central European Time).
The online application system can be reached here: apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

Acceptance of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2021-2022

Those who do not accept their scholarship until the deadlines below are automatically considered withdrawn from the scholarship.
Applicants who are awarded the scholarship shall not receive Scholarship Holder status if they:

  • withdraw from the scholarship in writing (sent to both Tempus Public Foundation and the
    Host Institution) or via the application system, or
  • fail to upload their missing application documents until 1 August 2021, or
  • fail to accept their scholarship until the given deadline, or
  • do not hold a secondary school graduation certificate until 1 August 2021 or
  • withdraw their data protection (GDPR) consents, or
  • provided false information during the application process.

Contact Details of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2021-2022

Please visit our www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu and www.studyinhungary.hu websites for more
details about the programme and Hungarian higher education and for frequently asked questions.
Please contact the Study in Hungary Department of Tempus Public Foundation is one of the
following ways in case, you need any further information.

Frequently Asked Questions: click here

E-mail: [email protected]

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