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Number Of Foreign Students In Hungary Within Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Tripled

Robert Velkey 2016.10.27.

Have you ever wondered, what is it like to be foreign student in the heart of Europe, at Budapest? There is a great chance to try it if you are looking for scholarship programs. The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme’s mission to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students; currently more than 50 sending partners are engaged in the programme. The number of participants tripled in the last 2 years. In 2014 the number of incoming foreign students were 768. This year 2300 applicants could start their studies in Hungary by the support of the scholarship program, according to Tempus Public Foundation’s press release.


This year’s Stipendium Hungaricum scholars were greeted in Budapest, last Wednesday. The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government, said the chairman of the Tempus Public Foundation, dr. András Nemeslaki. He added, a great interest shown in this issue to study in Hungary from all around the world. Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses). Both full time and part time study modes are available in case of bachelor, master, one-tier master and doctoral studies.

Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. This year, foreign students started the semester on Hungarian universities from 49 country from South- and South-East Asia and Near-East but there are applicants from Africa, South-America and the Far East too. 29 institutions accept foreign students all over Hungary, as well as universities of Budapest and the countryside such as Pécs, Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged.


For more information about the available scholarships click here.

In the academic year 2017/2018 approximately 4000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

The Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.