Hungarian scholarship 2022 (Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship) fully funded

Hungarian scholarship (Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship) fully funded

If you are looking for opportunities to study at a European university for free and with a high quality of education, you should put the Hungarian Scholarship 2022 at the top of your list. This fully funded scholarship for international students is a great opportunity to finance your studies and living cost in Hungary as an international student. Through this article, you can get everything you need to know about the Hungarian scholarship 2022 (Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship), scholarship coverage, eligibility, duration, scholarship areas, application procedures.

All You Need to Know About Hungarian Scholarship 2022 (Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship)

The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme was established by the Hungarian Government to promote the internationalisation of the Hungarian higher education and to attract top foreign students from all around the world who can establish personal and professional attachments to Hungary while enjoying high quality education in the heart of Europe.

Hosted Country Scholarships in Hungary..
Issued Hungarian Government.
Language of Instruction Study programmes are generally available in the English and Hungarian languages, with some programmes offered in German and French as well.
Coverage Fully Funded.
Study Mode Both full degree and partial (exchange) study modes are available.
Study Levels

Bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s, doctoral, non-degree programmes (preparatory courses) and postgraduate specialist training courses

No. of scholarships: More than 5000 scholarships. 

The Hungarian Government Scholarship Program was launched in 2013. Imagine, the number of scholarships that were granted in 2013 was 700.

In 2020, nearly 30:000 applications were received from 60 different countries and 4100 international students were accepted in the hungarian scholarship. In 2021, nearly 50 0000 applications were received and more than 4700 scholarships were awarded, showing that since its launch, the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship has become a programme of excellence.

Hungarian Scholarship Duration

The duration of the scholarship is explained in the following table: 


Available Scholarship Types  


Qualifications at the end of programme  

Available study modes  

full time  

partial (exchange)  

full time  

partial (exchange)  

Degree programmes  

Bachelor programmes  

2-4 years  

1 or 2 semesters  

BA or BSc degree  

certificate of completion  

full degree and partial (exchange)  

Master programmes  

1.5-2 years  

1 or 2 semesters  

MA or MSc degree  

certificate of completion  

full degree and partial (exchange)  

One-tier master programmes  

5-6 years  

1 or 2 semesters  

MA or MSc degree  

certificate of completion  

full degree and partial (exchange)  

Non-degree programmes1  

Preparatory course in Hungarian language  

1 year  




full degree  


Postgraduate specialist training courses  

1 -2 years  




full degree and partial (exchange)  



Doctoral programme 

2+2 years 

1 or 2 semesters 

doctoral degree 

certificate of completion 

full degree and partial (exchange) 


Note about one-tier master’s program:In the Hungarian education system, one-tier master’s 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..

Hungarian Government Scholarship Program Areas

28 Hungarian higher education institutions are engaged in the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme with almost 500 study programmes in foreign languages (taught mainly in English language).

The available study programmes and Host Institutions are accessible in the online application system. Please note that you can only apply for these study programmes within the frameworks of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.

Check the full list of available study fields regarding your sending country here.

Be extra cautious when selecting your preferred study programmes in the online application system as most of the study programmes are offered both as full degree and partial study programmes; therefore, those programmes appear twice.
Regarding the preparatory courses, applicants can ONLY apply for Hungarian language preparatory programmes. Even these preparatory courses can ONLY be applied for if the student wishes to continue his/her degree studies at a Hungarian language programme after the preparatory year. After completion, it is not possible to continue the studies in English or other foreign languages.

Hungarian Scholarship 2022 BENEFITS

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend:
    • Non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s level: monthly amount of HUF 43,700 (cca EUR 120) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies. 
    • Doctoral level: the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140,000 (cca EUR 390 for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 (cca EUR 500) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.
  • Accommodation contribution: free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period (Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, the HUF 40,000/month is a contribution to that rental costs, and in bigger cities – especially in the capital city – this contribution would not cover
    the full amount of rental costs.)
  • Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca EUR 180) a year/person.
Please bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders. It means that it does not fully cover all the costs of living and the students need to add their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary.

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship Eligibility

Eligible Sending Partners

The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is based on effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade or its legal predecessor as regards the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, the Ministry of Human Capacities, and the partner’s Ministry responsible for higher education.

Applications will be considered eligible only if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authorities of the Sending Partner.

Students shall have a level of proficiency in the language of education as required by the Host

Hungarian scholarship 2022 required documents

All applicants need to provide the following document: 

1. Online application form

The applicants must fill out and save all requested information on the online application form in English 

2. Motivation Letter

Minimum 1 page, typed in Times New Roman 12-point letters. written in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian. 

The Motivation section is one of the most important sections during the application process. The universities are going to form the first opinion about you based on this document, so it is highly recommended to pay attention to every detail while you are preparing it.

  • Write at least 1500 characters.
  • It is a letter, therefore you must address it to the Hungarian Higher Education Institution to which you are applying. Do not forget about the date and your signature.
  • It should be written in a letter format and the three main parts should be easily separable: 1. Introduction 2. Content 3. Closing salutation.
  • It should not be longer than 4000 characters.
  • Provide relevant information which can be important for the university, and indicate clearly the major you are interested in. Here you can find some usefull question you should answer in your motivation letter:
    • Why have you chosen to apply to this programme?
    • Why did you apply to study in Hungary?
    • What do you expect to gain from your studies?
    • Why does your background make you a suitable candidate?
    • How will the programme help you to achieve your goals?
    • How does your proposed study relate to a particular development, challenge or need at the global, national, and/or local level?
    • What challenges would you expect to encounter while studying in a foreign country, and how could you prepare for these challenges?
    • How will you utilise your new skills and qualifications when you return home?

For PhD applicants

Regarding applications for doctoral degree programmes, make sure that:

  • Your motivation letter contains all the relevant information about your professional research plan, and you state clearly why you would like to pursue doctoral studies in Hungary.
  • You give clear reasons why your research is important, and your arguments are valid and academically proven.
  • You explain how your previous experience is connected to the research that you intend to carry out.

3. Proof of language proficiency

  • Scanned copy of the original proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the Host Institution. 
  • In case the student has completed his/her previous level of studies in the language of the selected study programme, a proof can be uploaded. 

4. School certificates

  • Bachelor level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND its translation.
  • Master level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original bachelor degree certificate or equivalent AND its translation.
  • One-tier master level full time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND their translations.
  • Non-degree, Hungarian language preparatory programmes: scanned copy of the secondary school graduation certificate AND itstranslation.
  • Partial (exchange) study programmes: scanned copy of the original certificate about student status issued by the current higher education institution where the applicant is registered in.
  • PhD level full time programmes:Scanned copy of the original master degree certificate or equivalent AND its translation.
  • Partial (exchange) study programmes: scanned copy of the original certificate about student status issued by the current higher education institution where the applicant is registered in AND its translation.
Translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in English

5. Transcript of Records

Copy of the original transcript of records regarding all academic semesters or school years completed during previous studies (at the highest level of education that the student have participated in) AND its translation.

6. Copy of Identification Document

  • Provided that the applicant already has a passport, a scanned copy of the passport’s data page should be uploaded.
  • In case the applicants do not yet have a passport, they should upload the scanned copy of their national ID card.

7. Acceptance of Statement for Application 

  • All applicants need to accept the “Statement for Application” (see Annex 2 for a sample).
  • The statement can only be accepted in the online system, therefore scanned and signed copies should not be uploaded.

8. Medical Certificate

*Mandatory only for the applicants nominated by the Sending Partners

  • Scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition. Please use the following form (compulsory).
  • Certificates have to be issued and signed by a physician to declare the medical condition of the applicant (according to the diseases listed on the form).
  • Must be submitted until 15 April.

9. Additional Documents for Art and Music Applicants

Beside the documents listed above, applicants applying for studies in the field of Arts and/or Music need to upload the following documents as well. 

  • Portfolio

Photographs of three works of art / sketches (indicating the date of creation). For applicants of study programmes in the field of Arts 

  • Audio Portfolio

Audio track of three works (indicating the date of the creation). For applicants of study programmes in the field of Music

10. Other documents 

All documents listed above. are mandatory application documents. However, certain documents are accepted to be uploaded even after the application deadline, provided that the applicant could not possibly obtain the document by the deadline of application.

In this case, the applicants need to upload a signed declaration stating that they will obtain and upload the missing document(s) until 1 August 2022 the latest.

Please note that there is no form provided by Tempus Public Foundation for the declaration, it can be written by the Applicant. No missing document will be accepted if the declaration is not uploaded until 15 January 2022 and/or if the missing documents are not uploaded until 1 August 2022 thus such applications will be rejected automatically.

The following missing documents can be submitted after the application deadline, but no later than 1 August 2022.

documents can be submitted after the application deadline in the Hungarian scholarship

How to apply for Hungarian scholarship 2022

1. Registration through the application system

All applications shall be submitted through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation.

After registration, the applicants are able to access the application system and upload the required documents. Applications should be submitted; only saved applications will not be considered. Note that no applications will be accepted without the online submission and after the deadline

Each applicant can apply for up to TWO different study programmes, in order of preference. These two study programmes can be both at the same Host Institution and at different Host Institutions; it is the applicants’ decision.

The order of preference is essential. During the application process, the first selection and examination process will be conducted for the study programmes selected as the first choices of the applicants.

Here you can find the Application Guide for the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

2. Application to the Sending Partners

All applications shall also be submitted to the responsible authority of the Sending Partner.

Each Sending Partner might have different deadlines and requirements for submitting the application material. Applicants are strongly advised to contact the responsible authority at their Sending Partner as soon as possible and inquire about the exact procedures. For contact details of the responsible authority of the Sending Partner, click here.

The responsible authority of the Sending Partner will review and pre-select the applications. A nomination list, including a reserve list will be forwarded to Tempus Public Foundation by the Sending Partner until the end of February 2022.

Applications will be considered only if the applicant is nominated. No other applications will be considered.

3. Hungarian scholarship application procedures

1. Find your chosen program

Available study fields differ from partner country to partner country. You can either check the study field provided for your country at the SH website or You can start an application in the DreamApply system and select the relevant study programme. 

2. Contact your sending partner

الخطوة الثانية في التقديم على المنحة الهنغارية

Contact your sending partner (which can be the local Hungarian Embassy, the related ministry, council etc.) to inquire about their exact procedures.

3. Register and upload your documents

Application is processed in an online application system. You can browse 29 universities and colleges (more than 600 study programmes), but only 2 choices are allowed. 

4. Check application deadline

Your application must be submitted by the deadline. 

5. Sending partner’s nomination 

Sending partners will nominate the best applicants by the end of February, Nominated applications will be forwarded to the chosen Hungarian higher institutions.

6. Statment of the supervisor (if required by the proposed Doctoral School)

Applicants for doctoral programmes need to submit a statement of supervisor (if required by the proposed Doctoral School).

7. Submitting medical certificate

The applicants nominated by the Sending Partners need to submit the scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition.

8. Entrance exams at hungarian universities

The universities will get in touch with the nominated applicants directly to set a date and conduct the entrance exams from the middle of March until the end of May. 

إبلاغ المتقدمين بالنتائج الرسمية للمنحة الهنغارية

Check: Irish Government Postgraduate Scholarships (Fully Funded)

Hungarian scholarship 2022 Timeline

  • Opening of the call for applications: November – December.
  • Deadline for the reception of applications: 15th January 2022.
  • Publication of results: by the end of June.

Hungarian scholarship 2022 Official Website

You can check the scholarship website following this link.

Check other scholarships opportunities following international scholarships category.

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