Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program

  • Introduction of the Program
    • The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the program is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students; currently almost 50 sending partners are engaged in the program.
    • Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2016/2017 approximately 3000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Program.
    • The Program is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.
  • Programs available in the framework of the scholarship
    • Computer Science Engineering MSc
    • Info-Bionics Engineering MSc
    • Multidisciplinary PhD program: Sciences and Technology (Biology, Informatics and Electrical Engineering)
  • Provisions Covered by the Scholarship
    • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
      • Monthly stipend:
        • master level: monthly HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies.
        • doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, it is monthly HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 450) at present - for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies - but the legislation is to be changed, consequently the amount is expected to be raised.
      • Accommodation:
        • dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40 000 (cca EUR 130) to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period.
      • Medical insurance:
        • health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance.
  • Application