Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for Foreign Students in Hungary



Applications are invited for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme for the academic year 2017-2018. Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate (BA/BSc), master (MA/MSc) or doctoral degree programme.
The aim of the programme is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of fore
ign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students. Currently 41 sending partners are engaged in the programme.
Applicants are eligible to apply only if they meet the minimum language criteria set by the chosen host higher education institution. For study programmes in English language students shall have a level of English proficiency required by the host institution. Study programmes in Hungarian language students shall participate in a one-year preparatory Hungarian language course before starting their higher education studies.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate (BA/BSc), master (MA/MSc) or doctoral degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarship subjects vary from country to country.
Scholarship Award: Provisions Covered by the Scholarship:
  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
  • Monthly stipend: non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies,
  • Doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 450) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 580) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.
  • Accommodation: dormitory place or a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period.
  • Medical insurance:
  • Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (cca EUR 205) a year/person
Scholarship can be taken in Hungary
Eligibility:  Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses). Both full time and part time study modes are available in case of bachelor, master, one-tier master and doctoral studies.
Nationality: Foreign Students can apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.
List of Countries: For full time programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Palestine, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, People’s Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM is used at OSCE, UN, CoE, EU and NATO fora), Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Serbia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Israel, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Mexican States
For partial study programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 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 the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement:
  • Applicant is eligible for participation in the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme
  • Applicant has applied for a scholarship type available within the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme and available for applicants of the Sending Partner
  • Applicant has applied for a study programme and a host institution participating in the programme and available for applicants of the Sending Partner
  • Applicant has submitted the application and all documents as required no later than the application deadline (except for cases listed in section 3.3.)
  • Applicant has proved his/her language proficiency (Please note that the institutional language requirements will be checked during the institutional examination process.).
English Language Requirement: Applicants are eligible to apply only if they meet the minimum language criteria set by the chosen host higher education institution. Study programmes in English language: students shall have a level of English proficiency required by the host institution. Study programmes in Hungarian language: students shall participate in a one-year preparatory Hungarian language course before starting their higher education studies. In addition to the Hungarian language, subjects related to the chosen field of studies will also be taught in Hungarian. Study programmes in other languages: students shall have a level of proficiency in the language of the study programme required by the host institution.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:
  • Online application form – completed in the language of the selected study programme or in English
  • Curriculum Vitae: only CVs in Europass format are accepted ; the CV must include a photo of the applicant; written in the language of the selected study programme or in English
  • Motivation Letter: minimum 1 page, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters; written in English or Hungarian.
  • Language proficiency: for study programmes in Hungarian language: proof of Hungarian language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the host institution; for study programmes in other languages: proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the host institution (see section 2.3.).
  • School certificates and their notarized English or Hungarian translations – bachelor level: copy of secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent – master level: copy of bachelor degree certificate or equivalent – one-tier master level: copy of secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent – doctoral level: copy of master degree certificate or equivalent – non-degree level: certificate according to the institutional requirements.
  • Medical certificate – medical certificate of satisfactory health condition (issued not earlier than 1 month, a written certificate from a physician to prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C or any other epidemic conditions).
  • Copy of passport copy of that page of the passport which contains the personal data of the applicant.
  • Research Plan – minimum 2 pages, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters, written in the language of the selected study programme
  • Research Plan – minimum 2 pages, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters, written in the language of the selected study programme
  • Portfolio – photographs of three works of art/sketches (indicating the date of creation)
  • Audio Portfolio – audio track of three works (indicating the date of the creation).
Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting the complete application package: March 5, 2017.

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