Introduction of the Programme

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students; currently approx. 90 sending partners are engaged in the programme.
Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2023/2024 more than 12000 students studies currently in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.
The Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

For more information about the Programme, check the official website!


Available Scholarship Types

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses). Both full time and part time study modes are available in case of bachelor, master, one-tier master and doctoral studies.


Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend:
    • non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level (from 1st February 2019): monthly HUF 43 700 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
    • doctoral level (from Academic Year 2016/17): monthly HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 415) for 12 months a year for the first two years (time for study and research) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 535) for the next two years after the complex exam (time for research and dissertation).
  • Accommodation: contribution of HUF 40 000 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.

Available programs in foreign languages at Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Bachelor:
English and American Studies
Romance Philology, Specialized in French Studies
Romance Philology, Specialized in Italian Studies
Romance Philology, Specialized in Spanish Studies

Master:
Archaeology
Central European Studies
Computer Science Engineering
English and American Studies
French Language, Literature and Culture
History
Info-Bionics Engineering
International Relations
Italian Language, Literature and Culture
Medical Biotechnology
Political Science
Psychology MA

 

Doctoral:
Doctoral School of History
Doctoral School of Linguistics
Roska Tamás Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology


Deadline for application: 15 January 2024

Application procedure link

What kind of documents do I need during the application? Here you can find a table about the most important information, but for more you can check the "Application Dos and Don'ts" or to check if everything is ready, please click here for the "Checklist". 

Application documents

Requirements

Online application form
  • the applicant needs to fill out the form in English and then save it
  • a recent photo is necessary to be uploaded
  • those who apply for partial studies must state the length and the dates of the studies they apply for  
Proof of language proficiency and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • scanned copy of the original proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the Host Institution AND its translation,
  • see section 2.5. for further details,
  • in case the student has completed his/her previous level of studies in the language of the selected study programme, a proof can be uploaded about the fact that the language of education was the same as the language of the study programme that the applicant is now applying for
  • translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
Motivation Letter
  • minimum 1 page, typed in Times New Roman 12 point letters
  • written 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
  • bachelor level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND its translation
  • master level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original bachelor degree certificate or equivalent AND its translation
  • one-tier master level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND their translations
  • non-degree, Hungarian language preparatory programmes: scanned copy of the secondary school graduation certificate AND its translation
  • non-degree, specialisation programmes: scanned copy of the degree certificate required by the Host Institution AND its translation
  • partial (exchange) study programmes on all study levels: scanned copy of the original certificate about student status issued by the current higher education institution where the applicants is registered in AND its translation
  • translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in English
Transcript of Records and its translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • copy of the original transcript of records regarding all academic semesters or school years completed during previous studies (at the highest level of education that the student have participated in) AND its translation
  • translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
Medical Certificate
  • scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition issued not earlier than 15 November 2019
  • please note that there is no form provided by Tempus Public Foundation for this certificate, it can be any certificate that a particular hospital uses or a particular physician issues
  • certificates have to be issued and signed by a physician to prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C, or any other epidemic conditions
  • please note that, despite the applicants need to upload this document, the Host Institutions might require the student to take a medical test at the time of enrolment (free of charge for Scholarship Holders)
Copy of Identification Document
  • provided that the applicant already has a passport, a scanned copy of the passport's data page should be uploaded
  • in case the applicants do not yet have a passport, they should upload the scanned copy of their national ID card
  • that page has to be uploaded which contains both the personal data and the photography of the applicant
Acceptance of Statement for Application in the online system
  • all applicants need to accept the "Statement for Application" 
  • the statement can only be accepted in the online system, therefore scanned and signed copies should not be uploaded
  • the statement appears in the online application system after registration – all applicants need to click on accepting it in order to be able to submit their applications

 


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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Website

Contacts

Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics

Website

Contacts

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Operational Regulations

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Operational Regulations