The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships are fully-funded awards offered by the Hungarian government to international students from various countries, covering tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. These scholarships aim to promote Hungary as an educational hub.

This scholarship offers a wide range of courses for every degree program. Tempus Public foundation is managing the scholarship program in collaboration with the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hungarian Government. Hungary scholarship attracts more than 5000 students from 90 countries and offers them 600 different study programs for all study levels.


Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Objectives

  • International development of higher education system

  • Reinforcement of international relations in terms of education and research

  • Advancement and promotion of Hungarian education system in all over the world

  • To make students enabled for civil, political and economic relations development


Important Facts

No of scholarships

More than 5000

Country for scholarship


Study Level

Undergraduate, Masters and PhD

Host Institutes

28 Hungarian Universities


Fully funded


15th January


Benefits Of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships

Hungarian Government offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and PhD programs. Following cost will be covered by the stipend amount for all degree programs

  • Free Education: Tuition fee will be covered by the Hungarian Government so students have no need to pay a penny for education

  • Accommodation Grant: Students may get free accommodation or may get a grant of 40,000 HUF/ month as contribution in their accommodation cost 

  • Free Medical: Applicants may get free health insurance or may grant supplementary medical insurance for up to 65000 HUF/ year/ person

Monthly stipend:

  • For bachelors, masters and non-degree programs: monthly stipend of 43,700 HUF/ month for a year until the completion of studies

  • For Doctoral Programs: Monthly stipend of 140,000 HUF for 2 years and for 2nd half phase (2 years), 180,000 HUF until the completion of degree program

Note: All this grant is only a contribution in student’s living expenses, they may need to add finance from their own resource. So students are advised to check the living cost for city in Hungary where they wish to live.


Top Five Study Fields For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships

Students can apply for every study field and study program they wish to study but the most popular study fields student select are

  • Computer science and Information Technology

  • Economic Science

  • Engineering Science

  • Medical and Health Science

  • Natural Science


Host Universities For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships

Following 28 Hungarian Universities accept applications for Hungary scholarship program

  • Cornvirus University of Budapest

  • University of Technology and Economics

  • University of the Reformed Church

  • University of Miskolc

  • Hungarian University of Fine Arts

  • Moholy- Nagy University of Art and Design

  • University of Debrecen

  • Eötvös József College

  • Eszterházy Károly University

  • Eötvös Loránd University

  • University of Kaposvár

  • Károli Gáspár College of the Reformed Church

  • Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

  • National University of Public Service

  • University of Nyíregyháza

  • University of Sopron

  • Óbuda University

  • Pallasz Athéné University (Szolnok, Kecskemét)

  • Pető András College

  • University of Pannonia

  • Pázmány Péter Catholic University

  • University of Pécs

  • Semmelweis University

  • Széchenyi István University

  • Szent István University

  • University of Szeged

  • University of Physical Education

  • University of Veterinary Medicine


Application Process For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship’s announced agency in Pakistan is HEC (Higher Education Commission). So the Pakistani students have to submit online application to both HEC and Hungarian portals. No need to submit hard copies of documents at initial stage though students will submit later at the stage of selection process. Follow the described steps for Hungary Scholarship application

Step-I: Submit Online Application To Tempus Public Foundation

Step-II: Submit Online Application To HEC

  • Visit the HEC official site

  • After registration, complete your profile there

  • Go to the “Scholarship and Grant menu” and  select “Academic and Research Linkages”

  • Deposit a fee of  500RS on HEC bank account (HBL)

  • Upload a scanned copy of slip to the HEC portal

Documents Need To Be Submitted Online

It is compulsory for the applicants to submit documents to the HEC application portal before the announced deadline (15th January). List of the documents with its detailed requirements are as follows



Required Details

Online Application Form

1. Students will submit online applications to both HEC and Hungary Scholarship’s site

2. Put all required data while filling the application form

3. Recent photograph taken 2 months before

Letter of Motivation

1. Typed with Times New Roman Format by keeping 12 font size (minimum 1 page)

2. Written in Hungarian or English

Language Proficiency Certificate

1. Scanned copy of original language certificate required by the University

2. Students can submit a proof of previously studied language if it is same for the selected study language

3. Translation copy (in case if the certificate is not in the language selected for study program)

School Certificates

1. Bachelors: scanned copy of secondary school certificate

2. Masters: Scanned copy of original undergraduate degree

3. PhD: Scanned copy of original master’s degree certificate


1. Scanned copy of all original transcripts proving the study period/ years students have completed

Medical Certificate

1. Scanned copy of health fitness issued not earlier than 2 months before deadline

2. Medical form will not be issued, it can be taken from any hospital

3. medical certificate must be signed and


1. Scanned copy of passport page that contain detailed data of applicant

Acceptance Of statement For Tempus Public Foundation

1. All applicants will accept “Statement For Application”

2. It will be accepted online so no need to submit scanned and signed copies

3. After registration statement can be viewed on the form

4. Click on submit for successful submission of application

Research Plan (only for PhD)

1. minimum 2 pages

2. Written in Times New Roman with 12 font size

3. In same language as selected for study program 

Letters Of Recommendation (only for PhD)

1. Two (2) recommendation letters issued by the current or former tutors

2. Both the letters must be issued by different persons

Statement Of Supervisor (only for PhD)

1. A statement declaring that supervisor undertakes the supervision of student’s work ad studies for doctoral program 



Instructions For Scholarship Application Process

  • Understand all sections of application

  • Deeply check the eligibility criteria for subject you have chosen

  • PhD applicants have to explore the Universities and its research projects before applying for the scholarship

  • You cannot apply for two different study level in one application

  • Carefully choose the study subject as it cannot be changed after final submission of application

  • Files you have to be uploaded must not be more than 4 MB size

  • Click on the “Submit” option to submit the application

  • Registration number allotted to you will be your ID number while submitting the application

  • It is recommended to apply for at least two different study programs


Additional Instructions About Documents


  • HEC may conducts interview

  • Incomplete and late submitted applications will not be entertained

  • Submitted mode applications are acceptable

  • Applicants waiting for the results can apply for study program with the condition of result submission within due date

  • After final selection, applicant cannot change the subject or area of studies

  • Withdrawal applicants will be banned to apply for any HEC scholarship for certain time period

  • All applicants will be directed by the HEC

Applicants applying for professional degrees must be sure about its accreditation from respective councils like

  • PMC

  • PEC

  • PNC


  • PBC

  • PVMC


Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Timeline

Application Processing Steps

Calendric Date 

Submit application to TPF and HEC

Deadline is 15th January

1st selection: Technical checking and nomination

28th February

Submit Statement of Supervisor (PhD)

Until 31st March

2nd selection: Admission to Hungarian Universities

15th March- 31st May

Submit medical certificate

Until 15th April

Result notification

30th June- 15th July

Visa application process

July- August

Start of study program in Hungary

Until 30th September


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