Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2023 – International Students

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship is the best option for international students aiming to start their educational journey in Hungary. The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, provided by the Government of Hungary, is currently available. We will go into great depth regarding this scholarship in this article, along with its benefits and step-by-step instructions for applying.

Brief about Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2023

The Hungary Government Scholarship (the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship) 2023 is a fully financed grant for overseas students. The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship will cover tuition costs, a monthly salary of HUF 43,700, a contribution toward housing costs of HUF 40 000, and up to HUF 65 000 in annual medical insurance costs per student.

Stipendium Hungaricum, the most renowned higher education scholarship program of the Hungarian Government, provides a variety of courses for overseas students with outstanding academic records. The scholarship’s objectives include fostering the globalization and ongoing development of higher education in Hungary, enhancing relationships between the academic and research communities abroad, and enhancing the standing and competitiveness of Hungarian higher education globally.

The programme, which was established by the government of Hungary in 2013, is overseen by the ministry of foreign affairs and trade and run by the Tempus Public Foundation.

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship is already available on five continents in around 70 countries, and it draws more than 5000 foreign students annually. It is based on bilateral education agreements between Hungary and the governments of the sending countries. More than 500 full degree programs, including part-time and doctorate programs, are available to applicants, encompassing all areas of higher education.

Description of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2023

General Description: Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2023.
Department: Not available.
Fully funded.
Number of grants: Not available.
Course level: Bachelor, Master as well as PhD.
Period of study: Undergraduate Scholarships: 2-4 Years, Graduate (Master’s) Scholarships: 1.5-2 Years, One-tier master: 5-6 Years, PhD Scholarships: 4 Years, Non-degree Programs: 1 Year
The location of the awarding institution: Hungary.
Nationality: International students can apply.
Access method: Online.
Application deadline: The application deadline for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship is January 16, 2023.

Eligibility conditions for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2023

Eligible course or programme:

There are lists of approved full degree programmes and partial studies, as established by the current agreements for educational collaboration between Hungary and the specific sending partner.

 Other criteria for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

Applicants for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Proficiency in English (for courses taught in English).
  • Outstanding academic results.
  • Motivation.
  • Good physical condition.

Eligible sending partners:

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship is based on successful bilateral agreements for educational collaboration between Hungary’s Ministry of Human Capacities and the sending partner’s Ministry in charge of higher education. Applications shall be regarded as eligible if the applicant has been nominated by the sending partner’s responsible authorities.

For full-time programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners

Sending partners of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship in Asia

Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran*, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Thailand*, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic*, Lebanese Republic, Macedonia, Malaysia, Palestine, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia*, Republic of Iraq, State of Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Mongolia, People’s Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Singapore, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Yemen, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Turkmenistan.

Sending partners of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship in Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Republic of Albania, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Serbia, Russian Federation, as well as Ukraine.

Sending partners of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship in Africa

Arab Republic of Egypt, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Kingdom of Morocco, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Republic of Angola, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Kenya, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Sudan, State of Eritrea, Tunisian Republic, as well as United Republic of Tanzania.

Sending partners of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship in North America-Middle America and South America

Argentine Republic, Federative Republic of Brazil, Pacific Alliance (member states: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru), Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Ecuador, as well as United Mexican States.

For partial (exchange) study programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners

  • Federative Republic of Brazil.
  • Japan.
  • Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • 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 Turkey.
  • Russian Federation.
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Syrian Arab Republic.
  • United Mexican States.

Benefits provided by Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

The winners of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship will receive the following benefits:

  • No-tuition education.
  • Exemption from the tuition fee payment.
  • Monthly salary.
  • Contribution to living expenses in Hungary for 12 months per year, up until the end of studies, in the amount of HUF 43,700 (about EUR 130).
  • Doctoral level: In accordance with current Hungarian law, the monthly scholarship amount is HUF 140 000 (approximately 450 euros) for the 1st phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (approximately 580 euros) for the 2nd phase (4 semesters), for a total of 12 months per year, until the end of studies.
  • Accommodation contribution.
  • Free housing or a monthly donation of HUF 40 000 to cover housing expenses throughout the whole scholarship term.
  • Please be aware that if a student does not live in the dormitory, the HUF 40 000 per month is a contribution to the costs of rent; in larger cities, particularly the capital city, this contribution may not be sufficient to cover all rent obligations.
  • Health insurance.
  • Health care services in accordance with applicable Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card), as well as additional medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (about EUR 205) per person per year.

How to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship?

In order to apply for this scholarship, please follow the steps below:

1- Find the program of your choice.

Available study disciplines are different between partner countries. Applicants can either check the study disciplines offered for their countries at the SH website or start an application in the DreamApply system and choose the related study program. Click here in order to check the list of sending partners and eligible study disciplines.

2- Contact your sending partner

Applicants need to submit applications to the responsible authority of the sending partner. It’s possible that the requirements and timeframes for submitting the application materials will vary depending on the sending partner. To find out the specific steps they take, get in touch with your sending partner (this might be the local Hungarian Embassy, the relevant ministry, council, etc.).

3- Sign up and upload your documents

Applications are processed in an online application system ( Students are able to browse 29 institutions and colleges (more than 600 study programs), but they can only make two choices.
Ensure that the programs you choose are pertinent to the subject area of your study. Please keep in mind that you must find a supervisor if you choose to pursue PhD studies. Depending on your country of origin and academic level, required documents can vary. You can find these requirements in the section below under “Documents”.

4- Application deadline

By the deadline, candidates must submit their applications. Prior to submitting your application, kindly double-check that all necessary documents are included and all relevant fields are correctly filled out. The deadline for applications is at the top.

5- Sending partner’s nomination list

By the end of February, sending partners will suggest the top candidates, and the selected Hungarian higher universities will receive the nominated applications.

6- Entry test at Hungarian Universities

The universities will make direct contact with the nominated applicants to set a date and hold the entrance exams from the middle of March to the end of May. In order to be considered for the final list of scholarship grantees, your exam results must be at least 56 out of 100.

Required documents

Online Application Form

Applicants must complete and save the online application form in English with all of the relevant information.
a current picture of the candidate (taken not earlier than two years before the application submission)
The length of the studies (one or two semesters) and the commencement date (September or February) must be specified clearly in the application for partial (exchange) studies.

Cover letter
At least one page, typed with Times New Roman font (letters size is 12 point).

Evidence of language proficiency and their translations either in the language of the study program of choice or in the Hungarian language.

  • Scanned copy of the original evidence of language competency, with a minimum level determined by the Host university, in addition to their translations.
  • If the applicant has previously completed a level of study in the chosen study program’s language, documentation demonstrating that his/her prior level of study was also completed in the chosen study program’s language can be uploaded.

School certificates with their translations either in the language of the study programme of choice or in Hungarian.

  • Applicants for full-time bachelor’s programmes must provide scanned copies of the original high school certificates or their equivalents, along with their translations.
  • Applicants for master-level full-time programmes must provide scanned copies of the original bachelor’s degree certificate or its equivalent along with their translations.
  • Applicants for 1-tier master’s level full-time programmes must provide scanned copies of the original secondary school graduation certificates or their equivalents, along with their translations.
  • Applicants for doctoral-level programmes must provide scanned copies of the original master’s degree certificates or their equivalents along with their translations.
  • Applicants for non-Degree, Hungarian language preparatory programs must provide scanned copies of the secondary school graduation certificates along with their translations.
  • Applicants for non-degree, specialization programs must provide scanned copies of degree certificates required by the host institution along with their translations. Applicants for partial (exchange) study programs on all study levels must provide scanned copies of the original certificates about student status issued by the current higher education institution where the applicants are registered, along with their translations.

Note 1:

Students need to attach translations only when the copy of the original document is neither in English nor the language of the chosen study program.

Transcript of Records along with its translations either in the language of the study program of choice or in the Hungarian language.

  • Copy of the original transcript of records regarding all academic semesters/school years completed during prior studies (in the highest level of study that the candidate has pursued) along with their translations.

Note 2:

Students need to attach translations only when the original document copy is neither in English nor the language of the chosen study program.

Medical Certificate

  • Students must provide a scanned copy of a medical certificate attesting to an acceptable state of health issued no earlier than November 15, 2021.
  • Certificates have to be provided and signed by a doctor to demonstrate that the candidate does not have the following illnesses: hepatitis A, B, C, HIV, or any similar epidemic diseases.

ID Copy

  • If the candidate already possesses a passport, he must upload a scan of it.
  • The candidate should provide a scanned copy of any document that can be used to verify the applicant’s identification (e.g. national ID card) if they do not yet hold a passport.

Acceptance of Statement for Application (in the online system)

  • All candidates must accept the “Statement for Application”.
    Applicants can accept the statement only in the online system, so applicants shouldn’t upload scanned and signed copies.
  • All candidates must click Accept when the statement appears in the online application system after registering; otherwise, they will not be able to submit their applications.

Note 3:

All documents that are unavailable in the chosen study programme’s language or in Hungarian must be translated, and both the translations and a copy of the original document must be submitted.

Additional Documents for PhD Level:

  • Research Plan
    Two pages at least, typed in Times New Roman font and 12-point letters size, written in the language of the study programme of choice.
  • Letters of Reference
    2 signed letters of reference obtained from the candidate’s former/current academic tutors/supervisors and written either in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian. These 2 letters cannot be issued by the same tutors/supervisors.

Language Requirements for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship:

Students must provide evidence of language proficiency and their translations either in the language of the study program of choice or in the Hungarian language.


Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship offered to students from all over the world in order to assist them in affording their studies in Hungary. So, if you aim to study there at a good university, you may like to take the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship into account. You need to meet all the requirements in order to take advantage of financial aid. The application deadline is January 16, 2023. However, we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Why study in Hungary?

Advantages of Study in Hungary

Hungary is one of the most beautiful places to study because it is both a Schengen State and a member of the European Union. When compared to the majority of other European countries, Hungary’s tuition costs are rather reasonable. In addition, compared to the rest of Europe, living expenses are relatively low. Hungary may not be a popular study-abroad option for college students, but its rich cultural heritage and global prospects are often underappreciated. Despite the fact that all classes are taught in English, students are nonetheless required to acquire Hungarian in order to communicate easily across the country. Students are better able to adapt to diverse cultures from across the world as a result. You don’t have to pass the IELTS / TOEFL test to attend universities in Hungary.

Hungary diplomas are recognized throughout the European Union. Institutions in higher education have a long history, with some of them have been around for hundreds of years. Hungary is a secure place to visit. In comparison to the rest of Europe, tuition and living expenses are relatively modest. Numerous events and activities continue to take place around the country, giving students an awesome experience. You may meet individuals from all around the world in a global metropolis. Finding individuals from your own nation would not be difficult for you. Every university has a student union or a local buddy system that encourages foreign students to socialize.

General Life as a Student

Thousands of foreign students have chosen to study in Hungary and attend its top institutions during the past twenty years. Science-related courses are particularly well-liked in Hungary, notably, those in the medical and dental areas, which are taught at Semmelweis University’s campuses in Budapest, Debecen, and Szeged, as well as veterinary studies at Szent Istvan University.

Hungary has a fantastic student life. During the day, students swarm into cafés, restaurants, and libraries. Several areas of the nation only come to life at night. In the city, there are plenty of clubs, places to see live music, and pubs that act as hubs for foreign students to socialize. Hungary is a country where loneliness is unthinkable since meeting new people is so simple. Even a semester or two spent as part of a student exchange program will provide you with a wealth of unforgettable experiences. Work is hard in Hungary.

Work While Studying

Any student who is older than sixteen years old is eligible to work as a student worker under the same least wage and ensured minimum wage regulations. The length of the temporary employment is specified by legislation and depends on the day, month, or year of the year. The total number of working days should not exceed ninety days in a calendar year and fifteen days in a calendar month. Using one’s personal connections, one can be able to land a job in Hungary. Prior to seeking work, you might want to think about an apprenticeship or a study abroad program in Hungary. A strong academic background and computer abilities are crucial requirements for employers in Hungary. The most important component is an interview.

English is required for managerial positions. The majority of the interviews with candidates from abroad are conducted in English. 
Psychological examinations are administered by the majority of businesses, which include certain centers for evaluation. 
Hungary has a modest economy and is still attempting to define its own identity following the early 1990s break with communism. 
The primary industries in the private sector include mining, metallurgy, construction, textiles, and car manufacturing.

For more information about education in Hungary, you may like to visit Wikipedia. 

After all, we can only recommend you take Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship into account.
To get more information about Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, please check the official website:

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