Stipendium Hungaricum

Stipendium Hungaricum

Stipendium Hungaricum

Stipendium Hungaricum is a scholarship program for foreign students, founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013. The program aims to promote cultural understanding, economic and cultural relations between Hungary and other countries.

The scholarship can be awarded to citizens of the next countries: 

  • For full time programs, students can apply from the following sending partners:
    Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Palestine, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, People's Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Colombia, 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 Macedonia (FYROM is used at OSCE, UN, CoE, EU and NATO fora), Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Serbia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Israel, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Mexican States
  • For part time programs, students can apply from the following sending partners: 
    Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, People's Republic of China (only Hudec applicants), Republic of Albania, Republic of Belarus, Republic of India, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States

Revelant for every full-time scholarship holder:

  • no tuition fee
  • monthly stipend:
    • in case of non-degree, BA/BSc, MA/MSc and one-tier master level programs: HUF 40,460 /month (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
    • in case of doctoral programs: HUF 140,000 /month (cca EUR 450) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 580) for the second phase (4 semesters), for 12 months a year, until completion of studies
  • dormitory place or additional contribution to accomodation costs: HUF 40,000 (EUR 130)
  • health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (cca EUR 205) a year/person

Degree programs offered at ELTE:
ELTE, offers a wide range of degree programs to Stipendium Hungaricum students.

Fields of studies:

  • Faculty of Education and Psychology
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Informatics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Levels of study programs:

  • BA/BSc (undergraduate; 3 years)
  • MA/MSc (graduate; 2 years)
  • PhD studies (doctoral; 2+2 years)
  • one-cycle BA+MA (5 years)

Check the available programs here.

Important dates



5 March 2017

submitting application to Tempus Public Foundation and to Sending Partner

9 April 2017

first round of selection: nomination

April-June 2017

second round: institutional admission examinations

end of June 2017

applicants are informed about selection result

July-August 2017

visa application process

September 2017

arrival in Hungary

READ Full Call for Applications (PDF)

Submission of your application: until 5 March 2017.
You need to submit your application to Tempus Public Foundation and to the responsible authority of the Sending Partner of your country.

Selection procedure:
First round:
nomination: 9 April 2017
arranged between Tempus Public Foundation and the responsible authorities

Second round: institutional evaluation: April-June 2017
arranged at ELTE (for applicants who have selected study programs at ELTE)

Date and methods of the entrance exams vary by programs. Please check carefully the description of your selected programs in the program descriptions.

More information

official website of Stipendium Hungaricum program

full Call for Applications


Stipendium Hungaricum Program Operational Regulations
(18 January 2017)


Règlement intérieur du program Stipendium Hungaricum
(18 janvier 2017)


Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship program brochure



Participation of ELTE in the Stipendium Hungaricum program



Institutional Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator


Scholarship Coordinator

T: +36-1-411-6500/2178 (ext.)

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