Education in Europe: free of charge program

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Thursday, 15 July 2021
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Education in Europe: Stipendium Hungaricum

Studying in Europe for free is real. The state program Stipendium Hungaricum provides foreign students with a unique opportunity to receive a European Diploma free. Besides, Hungary will also pay student scholarships.


Free European education for foreigners

The most popular programs among foreign students who come to study in Hungary are programs in computer science, international relations, medicine, economics, business, and engineering.


The scholarship program in Hungarian universities also enrolls a large number of students from countries such as China, Azerbaijan, USA, India, Pakistan, Jordan, Mongolia, Tunisia, and Vietnam. Fellows can choose from a variety of university study programs, including 460 programs in foreign languages.


What is Stipendium Hungaricum?

Stipendium Hungaricum is a Hungarian government scholarship program that has been in existence since 2013 and aims to promote student and cultural exchange between Hungary and the rest of the world.


Since 2015, Hungarian universities annually admit 200 bachelors, masters, and doctors from different countries of the world to study. The tuition fees are fully covered by the scholarship.

At the moment, this scholarship program gives international students the best opportunity to receive not only quality but also affordable education in the best educational institutions in Hungary.


At the same time, within the framework of the program, one can study not only in Hungarian but also in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.


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What does the scholarship include?

The Stipendium Hungaricum program covers almost all of the costs associated with a student's study and residence abroad.


The scholarship includes:

Full coverage of the cost of studying at a Hungarian university;


How do I get a scholarship?

Foreigners who are already receiving higher education at one of the foreign universities can apply for participation in the Stipendium Hungaricum student exchange scholarship program.


The scholarship application process consists of two stages:

  1. Submission of documents to the Ministry of Education of your country.
  2. Since the scholarship program operates at the state level, the first stage is to submit the necessary documents to the Ministry of Education.


The package of documents should include:


Submission of documents

To apply for a scholarship, you must register on the foundation's website -

Next, the student must complete an online application and indicate at least three Hungarian universities or study programs in which he would like to study. It is necessary to indicate universities and programs in order of priority, it is in this order that educational institutions will consider the student's documents.


The following documents must be attached to the online application completed on the website:


Note that all documents submitted to the Tempus Public Foundation must be translated into English.


Obtaining scholarship results

Hungarian universities review students' documents in the spring, after which, in mid to late June, Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship recipients are informed of the successful selection.

After that, students begin the process of applying for student visas and arrive in Hungary for the start of classes in late August or September.


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