Stipendium Hungaricum

Stipendium Hungaricum
Stipendium Hungaricum is a scholarship program for foreign students, founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013. The program aims to promote cultural understanding, economic and cultural relations between Hungary and other countries.

The scholarship can be awarded to citizens from almost 80 countries and sending partners for full degree or partial (exchange) studies.

The amount of the scholarship as of 2020 is HUF 43,700 for students in preparatory, bachelor's and master's programmes, and HUF 140,000/month during the first two years (during the training and research period) and HUF 180,000/month during the second two years (the research and dissertation period) of doctoral studies.

ELTE Faculty of Science offers master's and doctoral programmes.

The benefits for scholarship holders include:

  • Exemption from paying application and tuition fees,
  • Place in a dormitory depending on the capacity of the higher education institution or HUF 40,000/month accommodation allowance for 12 months of the year during the whole period of full-time programmes or for the duration of the partial studies,
  • Health care services (social services) and supplementary private health insurance,
  • Free visa and residence permit administration,
  • Use of the services of the library free of charge.

You can find the Call for Applications and all other relevant information here:

Available study programmes for international tudents can be found here. All English language degree programmes of the Faculty of Science are available for Stipendium Hungaricum applicants.

For more information, visit the above websites, the University's website or contact the Faculty's Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator:


Address: H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A 0.129 
Phone: +36 1 372 2695


Additional information about the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme:

Call for Applications (for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s, non-degree programmes, and postgraduate specialist training courses) 2024/2025:
Call for Applications (for doctoral programmes) 2024/2025:

Operational Regulations (effective from July 25, 2023):

Application guide, complete with rules, application tips and a checklist:

General conditions -
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