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Stipendium Hungaricum: Study in Hungary programme 2016



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MISSION 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; currently more than 40 sending partners are engaged in the programme.
Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2016/2017 approximately 3000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.
The Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

AVAILABLE  SCHOLARSHIP TYPES 2016

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.

Available Scholarship
Types
Duration Qualifications at the end of programme Available study modes
full time part time full time part time
Bachelor programmes 2-4 years 1 or 2 semesters BA or BSc degree certificate of completion full and part time
Master programmes 1,5-2 years 1 or 2 semesters MA or MSc degree certificate of completion full and part time
One-tier master programmes[1] 5-6 years 1 or 2 semesters MA or MSc degree certificate of completion full and part time
Doctoral programmes 2+2 years 1 or 2 semesters doctoral degree certificate of completion full and part time
Non-degree programmes Preparatory courses[2] 0,5-1 year certificate full time
Specialisation courses2 0,5-1 year certificate full time

 

[1] In the Hungarian education system, one-tier master programmes are offered in the following study fields: general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, forestry engineering, etc.

[2] In this Call for Applications, in case of preparatory and specialisation courses in English language, preparatory and specialisation courses are only available in fields related to Music. Please see Annex 2.



CASES OF NON-ELIGIBILITY

 

♦ Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
♦ Former Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders, who are re-applying for studies in the same cycle of education (e.g. bachelor, master, doctoral)



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, it is monthly HUF 100 000 (cca EUR 325) at present – for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies – but the legislation is to be changed, consequently the amount is expected to be raised.
  • Accommodation
    • dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 30 000 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

 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO TEMPUS PUBLIC FOUNDATION

NOTE: No hard copies are required from any of these documents by Tempus Public Foundation at the time of application. The Sending Partners might require hard copies.

Application Documents Detailed requirements Required to be uploaded by
Online application form –  completed in the language of the selected study programme or in English all applicants
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

all applicants
Motivation Letter –  minimum 1 page, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters

–  written in English or Hungarian

all applicants
Language proficiency –  for study programmes in Hungarian language: proof of Hungarian language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the host institution (see section 2.3.)

–  for study programmes in other languages: proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the host institution (see section 2.3.)

all applicants
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

all applicants
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) all applicants
Copy of passport – copy of that page of the passport which contains the personal data of the applicant all applicants
Research Plan –  minimum 2 pages, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters, written in the language of the selected study programme applicants of doctoral programmes
Letters of Recommendation –  two Letters of Recommendation from the applicant’s former or current academic tutor or supervisor

–  written in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian

applicants of doctoral programmes
Portfolio –  photographs of three works of art / sketches (indicating the date of creation) applicants of Painter, Graphic artist and Sculptor study programmes
Audio Portfolio –  audio track of three works (indicating the date of the creation) applicants of study programmes in the field of Music


Missing Documents

Certain missing documents are accepted after the application deadline, provided that the applicant could not possibly obtain the document by the deadline of application. The following missing documents can be submitted after the application deadline, but no later than 15th August:

  • high school certificate: only for applicants registered for the last semester of their

secondary school studies

  • bachelor degree certificate: only for applicants registered for the last semester of their

bachelor programme

  • master degree certificate: only for applicants registered for the last semester of their

master programme

  • certificate of language proficiency: only for applicants awaiting their language test results at

the time of application

Submitting the Application

       a) Tempus Public Foundation

All applications shall be submitted through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. After registration, the applicants are able to access the application surface and upload the required documents. Please note that no applications will be accepted without the online submission and after the deadline. No hard copies are required.

The deadline for submitting the complete application package: 16th March 2016.

    
     
b) Sending Partner

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, please visit our website or click here.

The responsible authority of the Sending Partner will review and pre-select the applications based on the formally correct applications. A nomination list, including a reserve list will be forwarded to Tempus Public Foundation by the Sending Partner no later than 16 March 2016. Applications will be considered only if the applicant is nominated by the Sending Partner. No other applications will be considered.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Please contact our website for more details about the programme and for frequently asked questions. Please contact the Stipendium Hungaricum Unit of Tempus Public Foundation in one of the following ways in case you need any further information.

We recommend all applicants to visit the Study in Hungary website (www.studyinhungary.hu) for detailed information about life and education in Hungary.