Hungary: Fully-Funded Scholarship by the Hungarian Government for International Students. 2017/2018

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, by the Hungarian Government is offering international students the opportunity to undergo study of all types in Hungary for free. 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. The Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

Application Deadline: 5th March 2017 (23:59 Central European Time)

Eligible Countries: International. See list of countries below

To be taken at (country): Hungary

Field of Study: Applicants are encouraged to apply for study fields that are in the educational cooperation programmes between Hungary and the specific Sending Partner

About the Award: 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 institutions. Currently more than 50 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme throughout 4 different continents.

Offered Since: 2013

Type: Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses).

In the Hungarian education system, one-tier master programmes cover both the bachelor and the master level of studies; therefore it is an undivided master programme that results in a master degree. These one-tier programmes are offered in specific study fields such as general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, forestry engineering, etc.

Eligibility: Applications will not be considered in the following cases:

  • Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
  • former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders, who are re-applying for studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, doctoral level) including both full time and partial study programmes

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 

  • Tuition-free education
    • exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
    • non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly amount of HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, 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 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

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of candidate’s chosen program:

  • Bachelor programmes: Fulltime: 2-4 years. Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
  • Master programmes:  Fulltime: 1.5-2 years. Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
  • One-tier master programmes: Fulltime: 5-6 years Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
  • Doctoral programmes:  Fulltime: 2+2 years Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
  • Non-degree programmes:
    • Preparatory course in Hungarian language: 1 year
    • Other preparatory and specialisation courses: up to 1 year

List of Eligible 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.

How to Apply: All documents that cannot be obtained in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian have to be translated and the translations have to be submitted as well as the copy of the original document.

A guide for the online system will be available to download from the website.

It is necessary to go through the Application Requirements thoroughly before applying for this scholarship

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Hungary Government

Important Notes: Please note that the programme is implemented by direct cooperation with the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner. The application does not have any additional costs, therefore we suggest you to not to apply through any agencies.



  1. my name is Tamiru Hailu I have studied mechanical engineering(Bs.c) at Jimma University and I want to study my Master Degre now.

  2. Would you kindly send me the application form.

  3. Hamidou A Yalcouye

    I will like to learn much thng in my life

  4. Hello dear how to apply for this scholarship please help me to get full scholarship thank you

  5. Benjamin Ai ah Gando

    Hi am Ben who is interested in any available masters in social science,


    Hello thanks so much for the golden opportunity given to us the Africans, please my names are TSENINYUY RONALD TONKA from Cameroon studying a dual Degree in Nursing and Midwifery. I am in year 4 now. Please I will love to study Masters Degree in Anaesthesia in your country if I am given the opportunity. My email address is and Tel:670583669 Thanks .

  7. Manasseh samuzuza

    Am manasseh and I am in need of a scholarship and humbled by the way u sponsor people, I want to study medicine pliz help your favorable response will be highly appreciated. My email is

  8. How do i apply for the scholarship because the link ain’t here

  9. Hello there,

    I would love to apply for this wonderful Hungarian scholarship but my country is unfortunately not on the list of eligible countries. I am from the Gambia, a tiny Western African country. What can I do to benefit from this scholarship? I already have a bachelor degree and I need a Masters degree but I do not have the money to fund my education. Please help me. Thank you!

  10. project managment

    • I would like to find out about my country zambia i would like to do Bachelors degree in library and information studies

  11. Please send me a application form

  12. Hi Dear,

    How do I get assess to the Stipendiun Hungarium Programme/ Scholarship Application Form?

  13. Hi I am interested to study Economics

  14. PHD in Management and PHD in marketing management

  15. please send me online application form

  16. if it is will of you I want to apply master’s

  17. What about us Zambians are we qualified to apply??and is medicine available at your institution??

  18. Bonsoir ,je profite l’ occacion de vous demander les modalités d’ inscription pour la specialisation en medecine ou pour une formation.
    Je suis medecin guineen, voi-ci mon contacte :+224622935121. / +224657920422.
    Email :

  19. I am Jamilu, am interest in PhD in Organic Geochemistry full scholarship any where in the world.

  20. Hello am Francisca I want to study international relations and diplomacy as masters course for a full scholarship

    • Hello I am Manyango S Kabay from Liberia, I am interested in participating in this golden opportunity. Please let me rest my case by saying kindly consider me a bachelor candidate for this year.


  21. I highly appreciate the Hungarian government for their support towards the international students especially African students, I appreciate it a lot! May Almighty God bless Hungary. Thanks you!

  22. I want to apply for the scholarship and I need all the required details nd materials to make it successful, thanks

  23. please i do i get the application form, and do you run masters program on Agricultural Courses?

  24. please how can i get the application form and do your offer masters program on agricultural courses?

  25. my name is kebato ture i studed my bachler degree in economics. my home country were ethiopian. i would like to acheave my Master degree in economics. i hope, if you give me achance to study MA, i solve my countreis problem to some extent.

  26. yezihalem Getachew


  27. i have fully interested to study my masters degree in your university

  28. i’m diffenetly interested to study my masters degree in your university

  29. ha! are you people blind? Can’t you read?what kind of life is that? If you need the scholarship, just visit the scholarship website and apply. Simple instructions too you can’t follow. Why do you people make Africans looks dumb and ignorant like that? Oh gosh!!Just do something for yourself for once!

  30. I would like to study Bachelor’s of degree in commence,Help me to get this scorlaship

  31. you can apply through online application by uploading educational documents and go to the apply link.

  32. i have always wanted to study in Hungary for its my best country…. help my dream become true to study international relation become true

  33. I am Kenyan and interested in undergraduate full scholarship.Having attained 65 points out of 84 points in my high school final national exam,I think I am up to task.Help me on application process and guidelines.

  34. I am interested in the Medical courses but you have limited your scope of application especially I am from developing country in Africa that came from and all and any opportunity is necessary for us to get back on our feet.

  35. came fro war

  36. Can i get a step by step procedure of the application

  37. I am a Liberian and I wish to apply can I?

  38. my name is mengistu abate from Ethiopia.i want to apply this scholarship program in masters.i am anesthetist and 27 years old so please will you kindly accept me?
    this is my e-mail

  39. I would love do study public administration abroad with a full scholarship.The problem am having is one aspect of the application requirement:submission is supposed to be done in hungrian language

  40. Ibrahim Naffisatu

    My name is Ibrahim Naffisatu from Ghana.I want to apply this scholarship program in first degree.I just completed Senior High School. I am 19 years old . I hope my wish could be granted.

  41. hello my mane is Bilal im from nigeria an im very extremely glad with this opportunity to give for the peesant people thank you with the cooperation pls wil you asist me to to studin accounting gree pls

  42. hello my mane is Bilal im from nigeria an im very extremely glad with this opportunity to give for the peesant people thank you with the cooperation pls wil you asist me to to studin accounting gree pls my number is 08139574180

  43. Hello,i am Alemshet Abebe from Ethiopia i want to join your chance to study amechanical engineering bachilor degree program now i am a 3rd year mechanical engineering student at Wello university,Ethiopia with aremarkable CGPA of 3.81. this is my addres

  44. Gatluit Chuol Diew

    my name is Gatluit Chuol from S Sudan I am here to appy for free scholarship to join master degree in social welfare and I am BSW bachelor in social work hence I requesting your kindly to get this Chance for instant I will be wondering if will consider here is email

  45. Jacintah Susan Nafula

    I am a Kenya and I would like to study in Hungary for the scholarship available. How do l get the application form

  46. Chrispin Namakhwa

    Chrispin Namakhwa from
    online form of
    where is it?
    please hel!

  47. Am Kabenge Hamiss from Uganda. I have a bachelor’s degree in science with Education(Physics and Mathematics). I would like to enrole for Msc in Pure Mathematics but i don’t have tuition. Can i apply for this scholarship. Thanks

  48. My name is Olaleye Ganiyu, am from Nigerian, I graduated from economics department in nigerian and then I have my postgraduate diploma in business administrative department in Nigerian, my age is 29 years old, please I will appreciate if you can accept me to come and have my master program scholarship in your country (Hungary), this is my email address: ayoola4bami Thanks

  49. I am patience from Ghana , a professional teacher with BED Science and teaching for 7 years now.I really need your scholarship, how best can you help me out with my masters or any diverted area

  50. I am Osman P Bangura from Sierra Leone .I studied Mechanical engineering as a first degree in my country and worked in the water industry as a production engineer in my country.I would like to pursue my studies in Electromechanical or Water engineering

  51. My name is pa malick gaye from the Gambia. I want to apply for bachelors if my application is put into consideration I’m young ,heathy man of 22 years

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