Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme

The Hungarian Government announced the policy of “Global Opening”, as part of which the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 for foreign students.
The aim of the programme is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries. Currently 76 sending partners are engaged in the programme which is managed by Tempus Public Foundation (TPF).

Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2018/19, more than 3000 students began their studies in Hungary in the framework of Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

Provisions covered by the scholarship (see also the new Operational Regulations)

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend: non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly HUF 43 700 (cca EUR 136) contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies; doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, for newcomers, it is monthly HUF 140 000 (cca EUR 440) for the first phase of education (first 4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 565) for the second phase (second 4 semesters) for 12 months a year, until completion of studies;
  • Accommodation: student hostel room/bed depending on the capacity of the higher education institution or HUF 40,000/month accommodation allowance for 12 months a year during the whole period of full-time programmes or for the duration of the partial studies;
  • Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance

Contact details
You can contact the Study in Hungary Unit of Tempus Public Foundation in one of the following ways in case you need any further information:

For more information on Szent István University's programmes, please check our English academic programmes and scientific areas (Doctoral Schools) or contact us at

You can also contact the institutional Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator:
Ms. Csilla Kánai, International Relations Centre (Gödöllő Campus, Main Building, Ground Floor, Room 31)
Office hours: 1.30-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday