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 70 countries, for full degree or partial studies. 

The amount of the scholarship is 43,460 HUF/month for students in master programmes. In PhD programmes it is 140,000 HUF/month in the first two years/during the training-research period, and 180,000 HUF/month during the second two years/the research-dissertation period. 

Allowances provided for the scholarship holders:

  • Exemption from paying tuition fees
  • Student hostel room/bed 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 defined by point i) of section (1) of paragraph 16 of the Act 53/1997 on the Eligibility for Social Security Benefits and Private Pensions and the Funding for These Services, as well as the reimbursement of the costs justified in case of health care services in a foreign language (e.g. interpreting) and an additional insurance for health care services in a foreign language for up to HUF 65,000/year.
  • 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:

Operational Regulations -
General conditions -
Privacy statement -
Scholarship Agreement -


Already a student?

A local student mentor can help you find your way at ELTE and in Budapest. Your local student mentor is available for you throughout the whole period of your stay at ELTE. Whenever you have a question concerning your stay here, you can contact him or her during and also prior to your arrival. The Stipendium Hungaricum Mentor Network was established by the National Union of Students in Hungary (HÖOK), which is the official student’s interest organization in Hungary. Should you have any problems, please find the contact details of the Stipendium Hungaricum Mentor Network’s team below and do not hesitate to get in touch with them:

Faculty of Science SH mentor: Mr Richard Hembrom,

Apply for a mentor via this email address:

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