Study in Hungary | Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2022-23

Dear students,

Greetings from International Office!

We are pleased to inform you that the Stipendium Hungaricum online application system for the 2022-23 academic year is now open!

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) invites applications from Pakistani nationals for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme (2022-23), launched by the Hungarian Government for Bachelor's, One-Tier Master's, Master's and PhD studies. The grant of this program will fund participant's tuition fee, monthly stipend, accommodation and medical expenses.

Deadline to apply is January 17, 2022, 1400hrs (Pakistan Standard Time)

It is mandatory to submit online applications at the Hungarian and HEC website BOTH.

List of programs and host institutions:

https://hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/ARL/Pages/Additional-Documents.aspx

Online application links:

Tempus Public Foundation Online Application: https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/

HEC Online Application: https://eportal.hec.gov.pk/arl

How to apply:

https://hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/ARL/Pages/How-to-Apply.aspx

Please find the key details of the scholarship listed below for your reference.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk.

Overview:
Stipendium Hungaricum, being the most prestigious higher education scholarship programme of the Hungarian Government, offers a wide range of courses for international students of excellent academic track record. The scholarship aims to support the internationalization of the Hungarian higher education and its constant development, to strengthen the international relations of the academic and research community, and to promote the good reputation and competitiveness of the Hungarian higher education throughout the world. Founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013, the programme 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, and is already available on five continents in approximately 70 countries, attracting more than 5000 international students each year. Applicants are offered more than 500 full degree programmes, covering all higher education fields at all degree levels, including part-time and doctoral programmes.

Host country:

Hungary

Sending partner:

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

Scholarship types:

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available under following programs:

  • Bachelor's Degree (after 12 years education)
  • One-Tier Master's Degree (after 12 years education)
  • Master's Degree (after 16 years education)
  • PhD Degree (after 17/18 years education)

Financial coverage:

  • Tuition-free education
  • Monthly stipend
  • Accommodation
  • Medical insurance

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, applicant must fulfill the below eligibility criteria:

- Applicant must be a citizen of Pakistan/AJ&K.
- Must be between the age of 18-22 years for Undergraduate programs. The age limit should not exceed from 35 years for students applying for Masters degree programs. In case of PhD programs, age limit should not exceed from 40 years (on last day of deadline).
- The applicant must have completed HSSC/Intermediate or equivalent for application in Bachelor's (Undergraduate Program) and One-Tier Master's degree i.e. DVM, DPharm etc.
- The applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelors/or equivalent Degree for application in Master's (Postgraduate Program).
- The applicant must have completed 18 years Degree/or equivalent for application in PhD Program.
- The applicant must fill all the fields of the Hungary application form and HEC application form and no column or field should be left unfilled.
- Certificates/Transcript/Degrees to be attached must be attested by the attesting authorities such as IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of O & A level from IBCC is mandatory.
- It is the sole responsibility of student(s) applying for any professional degree (Medical, Engineering, Nursing, Architecture, Law, Veterinary Medicine etc.) to first get confirmed its accreditation from the respective Councils i.e. Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners (PCATP), Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC), Pakistan Technology Council etc.
- IELTS/TOEFL scores as required, where applicable by Hungarian side.
- All applicants must submit medical certificate of satisfactory health condition (issued not earlier than 15 November 2021, a written certificate from a physician to prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C or any other epidemic conditions)
- In case of final selection, applicants will have to submit a bond on legal paper to HEC that he/she will not change discipline after final award of scholarship, and immediately after completion of his/her degree, he/she will return back to Pakistan to serve the country for a period as prescribed by the HEC. In case of failure to do so, HEC reserves the right to recover from candidate or his/her guarantor, a penalty amount as prescribed/decided by the HEC.
- Applicants must fulfill all other requirements set by host Hungarian university/Tempus Public Foundation/Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
- In case of final selection, candidate has to submit a bond agreement.

Applications will NOT be considered in the following cases:

  • Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
  • Applications misrepresenting any information, even if the misrepresentation is pointed out after the scholarship is awarded
Application procedure:
Applicants are MANDATORILY required to submit only online applications at the Hungarian and HEC website. Incase applicant fails to submit online application forms on BOTH websites, their application will not be considered for further processing.

Visit here for the complete application procedure.

Application Documents:
All of the following documents are compulsory and need to be submitted online until deadline.

  • Online application forms
  • Motivation Letter
  • Proof of language proficiency and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • School certificates and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • Transcript of Records and its translation in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
  • Medical certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Acceptance of Statement for Application in Tempus Public Foundation Hungary online system
  • Research Plan (For doctoral level)
  • Letters of recommendation Letters of Recommendation and Statement of the Supervisor (For doctoral level)
Note: All documents that cannot be obtained in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian have to be translated and the translations have to be submitted as well as the copy of the original document.

Application Deadline:
Deadline to apply is January 17, 2022, 1400hrs (Pakistan Standard Time)


Official Links:
Official scholarship website: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/


HEC website: https://hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/ARL/Pages/default.aspx