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Stipendium Hungaricum

Stipendium Hungaricum is a recently introduced scholarship programme coordinated and financed by the Government of Hungary.

In this article you can find detailed information about:

  • The Aim of the Programme
  • How to Apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme?
  • Financial Details of the Scholarship
  • Language of the Programme
  • Options for Preparatory Programme
  • Mentor System by Erasmus Student Network
  • Information about Inquiries

The Aim of the Programme

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.

How to Apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme?
  • Before submitting your application, please read the current Call for Application carefully.
  • In case of an interest contact the sending partner in your country;
  • Submit all the necessary application documents to the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation called DreamApply. The application platform opens on the 15th of November.
  • You are entitled to apply for two programmes at a time.
  • The Sending Partner pre-selects the submitted applications and sends a nomination and a reserve list to Tempus Public Foundation. Please note that applications will not be taken into consideration in the following cases:
    • Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships), persons granted a refugee status (“menekült), persons enjoying temporary protection (“menekültes”), persons admitted for subsidiary protection (“oltalmazott”) and persons granted temporary protection (“befogadott”).
  • The University of Szeged informs the formally correct applicants about the details (date and method) of the admission examination, evaluation.
  • After the evaluation of the entrance exam and application documents, the Board of Trustees of Tempus Public Foundation makes a decision about the applications.
  • Final results are sent by Tempus Public Foundation.
  • Successful applicants need to accept their scholarship offer.

 

Scholarship Covers:

  • full tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
    • non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly amount of HUF 43 700 (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 in dormitory or HUF 40.000 per month for living expenses for the whole calendar year
  • health insurance for 12 months

 

Although the scholarship is a generous package students may need other financial source to cover all the expenses while studying at SZTE. For further information about the cost of living in Szeged, visit this page.


Language of the Programme

Most students choose programmes in English, but many of them have applied for study programmes in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, or in Hungarian.

 

Preparatory Programme covered by the Scholarship

The Hungarian Studies Center of the University offers an intensive two-semester preparatory programme in Hungarian as a foreign language for international students who wish to study at a Hungarian university. For more information, click here.

 

Mentor system by Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

ESN Mentors, as members of a non-governmental, volunteer-based student organisation in Europe, are volunteers who help foreign students settling down in Szeged. In cooperation with the University, they help newly arrived students starting their academic and social life at SZTE and Szeged. ESN and their events bring international students closer to the local community, and last but not least, they make friends with them, all in order to provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of students helping students and to build a more peaceful and unified Europe of tomorrow. For more information click here.

 

Inquiries

In case academic questions please turn to the contact person indicated in the description of your programme interest, in case of questions regarding Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship application, please contact :

Leona Jerney Dr., e-mail: jerney.leona@szte.hu

Annamária Szécsi, e-mail: szecsi.annamaria@szte.hu

Diana Katsidis, e-mail: katsidis.diana@szte.hu

Laura Makhajda, e-mail: makhajda.laura@szte.hu or follow us on Facebook.



SZTE Experience

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños

93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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