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Hungary Government (Stipendium Hungaricum) Scholarships 2024



Summary


Hungary's Government offers every year fully funded scholarships for masters programmes to international students. Stipendium Hungaricum fully funded scholarships are one the most prestigious scholarships in the European region. The basic purpose of the scholarship is to support the internationalization of Hungarian Higher education and its constant development and to strengthen the international linkages of the academic and research community. Also, to promote the good reputation and competitiveness of Hungarian higher education throughout the world. Founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013, the programme is supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and managed by the Tempus Public Foundation.


Benefits:

Bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s and non-degree programmes

  • 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 65 000 (cca. 180 EUR) a year/person

Doctoral programmes

  • Tuition-free education – exemption from the payment of tuition fee

  • Monthly stipend – doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140,000 (cca EUR 390 for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 (cca EUR 500) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until 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, then 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 65 000 (cca. 180 EUR) a year/person



Eligibility:

  • A diploma from a secondary school must be shown by applicants for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Candidates need to have an outstanding academic history.

  • Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree before applying for a master’s degree.

  • Candidates should hold a master’s degree before enrolling for doctorate degrees.

  • Candidates must possess a certificate of student status issued by the sending/home university in order to apply for a one-tier or non-degree program.

  • Candidates must be proposed by the relevant authorities of the sending partner nations.


Deadline: January 2024, 2 pm (CET).


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