The Stipendium Hungaricum program is a governmental scholarship program that aims to offer scholarships and study opportunities to the citizens of certain countries outside of Hungary.
The countries included in the program need to have a valid bilateral educational cooperation plan signed by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources and the relevant ministry of the specific country responsible for education.
The scholarships are valid for studies in Hungarian state universities or state colleges in scientific fields determined in the bilateral educational cooperation plans. Programs include full BA/BSc, MA/MSc and PhD studies in Hungarian state accredited higher education institutions.
The scholarships are awarded by the Hungarian Minister responsible for education based on the nomination of the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office (Balassi Institute). The pre-selection of the candidates is carried out by the Ministry of Education of the given country or by the scholarship board appointed by that ministry.
Each and every candidate need to take an entrance exam in order to be eligible for the scholarship program. The Hungarian higher education institution is responsible for informing the candidates about the entrance exam criteria.
The selection procedure ends with the list of successful applicants being forwarded to the Sending Partner by the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office. Applicants are informed about their results by the ministry of education of the country of the applicant, or by the national scholarship office/agency.
The Hungarian Scholarship Board is responsible for the assessment of the scholarships. The applicant who is awarded the scholarship receives the following allowances:
ˇ the applicant’s tuition fee is fully covered during the entire period of the program he/she is participating in
ˇ the applicant receives a monthly scholarship for the complete calendar year which is financed by the host institution. As per the current rules the sum of the scholarship is 40.460 HUF/month in case of full-time graduate programs, BA/BSc and MA/MSc programs; and 100.000 HUF/month in case of PhD programs
ˇ every participant of the scholarship program is guaranteed a place in a dormitory or, in case of lack of capacity, a sum of HUF 30.000/month covering the costs of accommodation for the whole calendar year
ˇ participants are provided with a health insurance valid for 12 months (in a sum of 65.000 HUF/year) that is financed by the higher education institution
The sender countries participating in the program are as follows: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Georgia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.
The recently arrived students are hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Music
We kindly inform those who are interested in the scholarship program that the scientific fields, the level of education and the number of applicants vary in each country, thus we kindly ask you to make any inquiries about the possible programs in your country of origin/residence.
For further information please turn to the Ministry of Education or the Hungarian Embassy in your country, or visit: http://www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/