2023 Hungary Government Scholarships || Fully Funded
The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government with the aim of providing opportunity for foreign students to pursue their higher education studies in Hungary. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of international students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students.
The scholarship programme is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and co-ordinated by Tempus Public Foundation. The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements signed between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary. Currently more than 80 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme on 5 different continents, and the geographical scope of the programme is widening each year.
The scholarship program offers both full-degree and partial study opportunities in the three cycle degree structure (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes), mostly in English language, however, other foreign language study programmes are also available in the frame of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme. Students can also apply for a one-year Hungarian language preparatory training course, following which they can pursue their higher education studies in Hungarian language.
Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders are encouraged to focus on their academic advancement during their stay in Hungary, as all their tuition fees are covered, and their accommodation and living costs are supported as well. Upon finishing their studies, a European degree in hand provides graduates with a wide range of opportunities in the global job market.
Since 2013, the number of Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders has grown significantly, at the same time increasing the ratio of self-paying international students in Hungarian universities. Between 2013 and 2019, the ratio of international students studying in Hungarian higher education institutions has doubled, and the ratio of Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders among them has quadrupled. As a result, the number of study programmes taught in foreign language(s) has tripled in Hungarian universities since 2015.
The number of both Stipendium Hungaricum applicants and awardees is continuously increasing, as well as the number of available scholarship places. In 2022, more than 50 0000 applications were received and nearly 4900 scholarships were awarded, showing that since its launch, the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship has become a programme of excellence.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|