Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for Study in Hungary 2020

Last date to apply

15 January 2020

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About Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for Study in Hungry 2020 is in accordance with the Educational Exchange Programme Agreement signed between Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. Hungary has tied up with close to 41 countries of the world for study in Hungary program through scholarships.  26 Hungarian higher education institutions are engaged in the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for Study in Hungry 2020 for the 2020-2018 academic session with a total of 421 study programmes.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship program was launched by the Government of Hungary in 2013 and it is for studies in higher education. 

In India, the whole scholarship process is under the UGC and155 scholarships are available for Indian students for academic session 2020-18. The last date to apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship is 5 March 2020.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2020 Courses

Courses offered Subjects Duration  No. of Scholarships
UG studies (B.A / B.Sc Full time)
  • Natural and life sciences
  • Information technology
  • Economics
  • Business and management
  • Engineering
2-4 years 50
Graduate Programs (M.A/M.Sc-Full time)
  • Natural and life sciences
  • Information technology
  • Economics
  • Business and management
  • Engineering
1.5 - 2 years  75
PhD (Full time) /Part-time
  • Full Time: In any field of interest
  • Part-Time: Available for PhD students who intend to do research for their dissertation (Part-time)
2+2 years  30


Type of Scholarship: Fully Paid Scholarship

Course level: UG, Masters & PhD.

Number of Awards: 155

Country for Study: Hungary

Course Commence: September 2020 

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2020 Dates

Events Dates
Submitting Application to TPF & UGC 5 March 2020
First round of Selection 9 April 2020
Second Round: Institutional admission Examinations April-June 2020
Notification of selected result End of June 2020
Visa Application Proces July-August 2020
Arrival to Hungary September 2020


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Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M.Phil / PhD and post-doctoral students. 

It is to be noted that Students applying for the following Courses must have appropriate knowledge of English on a level determined by the host institution.

  • For B.A/B.Sc.Courses: Students should hold Secondary School Certificate or equivalent.
  • For M.A./M.Sc.Courses: Students should hold B.A. /B.Sc. degree/certificate.
  • For Ph D. Program: Students who hold M.A. /M.Sc. degree/certificate.

Criteria for Non-Eligibility:

  • Non-Hungarian citizens who have received or have already had applied for a residence/immigration permit in Hungary.
  • Non-Hungarian citizens who have permanent residence in Hungary.
  • Non-Hungarian citizens who have permanent employment in Hungary as defined by the Hungarian Labour Law.
  • Former Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders, who are re-applying for studies in the same cycle of education (e.g. bachelor, master, doctoral)

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Reward

Full payment of Tuition fees: Students who get the scholarship will get to study a tuition-free course.

Hostel Accommodation/Accommodation Costs

  • Students will get dormitory facility (if available within the dormitory capacity of the institution) (OR)
  • Payment of HUF 30000 to students to cover their accommodation costs.
  • The scholarships cover the living and education expenses of only one student. No expenses for accompanying members will be covered.

Medical Insurance: Students can also avail medical insurance under the scholarship.

Monthly Stipend for 12 months: Students will get a stipend per month for a period of 12 months by the host institution.The stipend will not become effective immediately so students are advised to have sufficient amount of money for a month’s stay in Hungary.

For B.A/B.Sc and M.A. /M.Sc. Students: The monthly stipend will be HUF 450460.

For PhD Students: The monthly stipend will be HUF 100 000

The Hungarian Scholarship Board will not pay for any other costs other than those specified above.

No Travel Costs: The cost of travelling to and from Hungary will NOT be borne by the Hungarian Scholarship Board.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Application form and Process

Candidates have to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program online on the official website at https://www.tka.hu. The candidates have to follow the steps given below to complete the online application process:

  • Students are required to visit the UGC Website online.
  • They are required to open the notification for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program.
  • Download the application form.
  • Fill the requisite personal and academic details carefully and correctly.
  • After filling up the form, attach the list of documents mentioned below.
  • Scan all the documents into one pdf file.
  • Send this pdf file to the following UGC e-mail id: ugcic2@gmail.com.

Documents to be Attached Along with the Application Form:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Europass format and a photo)
  • Letter of interest
  • Certificate of the applicant’s level of the language necessary for the selected program.
  • Photocopy of the following documents(with its notarized English/Hungarian translation):
    • Class 10 pass certificate.
    • Official transcripts, degrees, diplomas of any higher education which the student has completed.
    • Secondary Certificate (for applicants for BA or BSc programs).
    • BA/BSc certificate (for applicants for MA or MSc programs).
  • Photocopy of Passport of the candidate.
  • Medical certificate of the candidate for a satisfactory health condition.
  • Minimum 2 pages of their detailed research plan.
  • Photocopy of MA/MSc certificate (with its notarized English/Hungarian translation).
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2020 Application Submission

The candidates wish to avail the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for Study in Hungry 2020 can apply only through online mode on the official website. The candidates have to send the filled application form along with required documents to the email address ugcic2@gmail.com.

Number of Institutes and their courses are mentioned below in the table:

Courses No. of Institutions
B.A 67
B.Sc 60
M.A 80
M.Sc 81
PhD 108


Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Selection Process

Eligibility Check - Round 1

  • Candidates must have applied for a study programme and a host institution participating in the programme and available for applicants of UGC.
  • Candidates must have submitted the application and all documents as mentioned above in the Application Process before the given application deadline.
  • Candidates must have proved his/her language proficiency.
  • It is to be noted that the list of formally eligible applications is forwarded to the responsible authority of the Sending Partner for review and pre-selection. A nomination list, including a reserve list, will be forwarded to Tempus Public Foundation by UGC no later than March 2020.

Institutional Evaluation - Round 2

  • The second round starts with the Institutional Entrance Examinations procedure.
  • Candidates will be informed about the exact date and method of the entrance examination directly by the host institution.

Final Selection 

  • The final decision about the application will be made based on the application preferences, the entrance exam results, the capacities of the host institutions involved in the programme, and the educational cooperation agreements in effect between Hungary and UGC.
  • Candidates will be informed about the final result of application at the end of June 2020

After the final selection is over, these candidates can then begin the visa application procedure.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Contact Details

University Grants Commission (UGC)
Dr Maju Singh, Joint Secretary
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Pin:110 002, India

E-mail: webmaster@ugc.ac.in, stipendiumhungaricum@tpf.hu
Phone: (+36 1) 237-1300
fax: (+36 1) 239-1329 
Infoline: (+36 1) 237-1320 

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