Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 | Study in Hungary for free

If you are an international student and wants to study and take a degree from European Union country for free, then we highly recommend you to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 to study Bachelor's , Master's or Doctoral degree in Hungary for Free.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 | Study in Hungary for free

About Hungary

Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe bordered by Slovakia and Austria to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Slovenia to the west, and Croatia and Serbia to the south. Budapest is the official capital of Hungary. Hungary is a full member in the European Union since 2004 and schengen area member since 2007.  The official language is Hungarian and the official currency is Hungarian Forint HUF. Hungary is currently preparing to adopt the euro.

About the Stipendium Hungaricum

Stipendium Hungaricum is the Hungarian Government’s most prestigious higher education scholarship programme, offers a wide range of courses for high-achieving international students with an excellent academic track record. The scholarship aims to support the internationalisation of Hungarian higher education and its constant development, strengthen the international relations of the academic and research community, and promote the good reputation and competitiveness of Hungarian higher education worldwide.

The programme, founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013, is supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and managed by the Tempus Public Foundation.

It is based on bilateral education agreements between Hungary and the governments of the sending countries. It is available on five continents in over 90 countries, attracting tens of thousands of international students each year. Applicants are offered more than 1200 full degree programmes, covering all higher education fields at all degree levels, including part-time and doctoral programmes.

FinancIal conditions and Benefits

- Tuition-free education – exemption from the payment of tuition fee

- Monthly stipend for contributing to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies as following:

  • HUF 43,700 (EUR 110) - for Bachelor's, Master's, and non-degree programs
  • HUF 140,000 (EUR 365) - for Doctoral degree programs -  for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 (EUR 470) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.

- Free dormitory place for accommodation OR a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period

Medical insurance – health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca 170 EUR) a year/person

- Stipensium Hungaricum Scholarship doesn't cover the costs of the travel tickets from your home country to Hungary and back.

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. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying; please do check our Cost of Living Calculator by clicking here

Eligibility | Who can apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Applicants cannot be citizens of Hungary

You must be a citizen for one of the following countries ( Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kurdistan region, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, North Macedonia, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Armenia, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, sao tome and principe, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sir Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen).  

Applicants must be at least 18 years old on August 31, 2024

- Applicants must be nominated by their sending partners

Applicants must have the same citizenship as their sending partners

- English language certificate with level B2 or 


Application deadline: You should submit your application to TPF and to the sending partner in your country before 15 January 2024 (2:00 PM CET)

First Selection: Technical check and nomination process will be by 28 February 2024

Statement of the Supervisor: If required by the proposed Doctoral school until 15 March 2024 

Second Selection: Institutional admission procedure between Middle of March to end of May 2024

Submitting medical certificate: until 15 April 2024 

Selection result: Notification about Selection results by middle/end of June 2024

Visa application process: July-August 2024 

Arrival in Hungary: until 30 September 2024

How to apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship ?

Step 1: Find your chosen programme,  you can start an application in the DreamApply system and select the relevant study programme. You can check the list of sending partners and eligible study fields here.

Step 2: Contact your sending partner, 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. 

Step 3: Register and Upload your documents, Applications are processed in an online application system ( You have only 2 choices to apply for. Make sure that your chosen programmes are relevant to the field of your studies. 

Step 4: Submit your application by the deadline 15 January 2024, make sure all the required documents are attached and all the required fields are filled out properly before submitting your application.

Step 5: If your application get selected by the sending partner, you need to submit your medical certificate or satisfactory health condition by 15 April 2024.

Step 6: Online Entrance exams at Hungarian Universities. your exam scores must be a minimum of 56 out of 100 points for your application to be considered for the final list of scholarship awardees.

Note: You can apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 with specialist from "Opportunity 4U" team with just 30 EUR, To apply with us click here

More Details

for more details about the scholarship, kindly check the scholarship website

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