Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme
Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. The number of Stipendium Hungaricum applicants is continuously increasing as well as the number of available scholarship places. In the academic year 2017/2018 approximately 4000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.
The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements signed between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary or between higher education institutions. Currently more than 50 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme throughout 4 different continents.
Mission of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme
Hungary provides high quality education in the heart of Europe. Today, there is a growing demand of international students to study in Hungary. Besides the quality of education and degrees recognised throughout Europe and beyond, students are attracted by the affordable living costs with an extremely favourable cost-to-value ratio, a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation, the central location of the country in Europe and the unspoiled natural beauties combined with a 2000 year-old, rich Hungarian history and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hungary is also within the top countries with the highest number of scientific Nobel Prize Winners per capita, and a numerous scientific inventions from Vitamin C to Rubik’s cube and so on.
The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students.
Applications will not be considered in the following cases:
- Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships).
- Applicants with a citizenship different from the sending country/territory. For example, only Brazilian citizens can apply through the Brazilian Sending Partner.
- Applicants born after 31 August 2000 (= applicants under 18 years old as of 31 August 2018) except applicants applying for Dance study programmes,
- Applicants who will not hold a secondary school graduation certificate until 1 August 2018,
- Those former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded for full degree studies and who
- are now re-applying for full degree or partial (exchange) studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, one-tire master, doctoral level) – therefore, those Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders can apply for the programme who apply to continue their studies at a different cycle of education, e.g. bachelor scholarship holders can apply for master studies!
- or who are now re-applying for the programme for any cycles of education while they still have a scholarship status at the time of application (unless they withdraw their former scholarship before the application deadline) and will not receive their degree until 31 August 2018,
- or who have postponed the start date of their scholarship studies and did not withdraw their scholarship before the current application deadline.
- Those former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders who were awarded for partial (exchange) studiesand who
- are now re-applying for partial (exchange) studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, one-tire master, doctoral level) – therefore, those Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders can apply for a different cycle of education, e.g. former bachelor scholarship holders can apply for master partial (exchange) studies if they are now master students in their home countries!
Therefore, please note that it is only possible to re-apply for full degree scholarship studies in the same cycle of education if the former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holder was previously awarded for partial (exchange) studies! Even in this case, the lengths of the full degree scholarship shall be reduced by the lengths of the previous partial (exchange) studies.
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