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Eligibility and Application Process: 

Is there a limit to when I graduated in the past in order to apply for this scholarship?

Yes, there is an age limit. You must be 18 years old by 31 August 2024 to be eligible. If you turn 18 on/after 1st September 2024, you can apply a year later [2] .

How do I know if my country is an eligible sending partner?

You can find out if your country is an eligible sending partner by checking the list of supported countries in the Call for Application for BSc, MSc programs and in the Call for Applications for Doctoral programs [9] .

Can a student studying at the University of Debrecen apply for the scholarship?

Yes, students studying at the University of Debrecen can apply for the scholarship [6] .

Can I use my two-year degree program from mt country to apply for a Bachelor’s program at the University of Debrecen under this scholarship?

Yes, you can use your two-year degree program from Nigeria (polytechnic) to apply for a Bachelor’s program [2] .

Required Documents and Language Proficiency: 

What documents should I upload for the application?

The required documents include a motivation letter, school certificate (high school diploma or bachelor/master degree certificate), school reports/university transcript, proof of language proficiency, copy of your passport, and for PhD applicants: 2 recommendations, research plan, supervisor statement [7] .

Do I need a certificate for my proficiency in English if I studied translation and interpretation in my country?

The language proficiency requirements may vary based on the specific study program and the country of origin. It’s advisable to refer to the Call for Applications for the relevant academic year for detailed information on language proficiency requirements [2] .

Do you consider A-level subjects/grades and do we need a high school certificate to apply for this scholarship?

A-level subjects/grades are considered, and a high school certificate or equivalent is required for application [11].

If I only submit a transcript of my Bachelor’s degree, will you consider my application?

The consideration of the application based on the submission of a transcript of the Bachelor’s degree may depend on the specific requirements of the chosen study program and the Sending Partner. It’s advisable to review the Call for Applications for the relevant academic year for detailed information on the required documents.

What if I don’t have a language exam certificate?

If you don’t have a language exam certificate, it’s important to review the specific language proficiency requirements outlined in the Call for Applications for the relevant academic year. In certain cases, alternative proof of language proficiency may be accepted.

Application timeline

Stipendium Hungaricum Timeline

Steps to Start Your Application

Applicants are allowed to call for application from November 15, 2022 until January 15, 2023. After January 15, 2023, applicants will not be able to submit their application to the scholarship program. To apply to the Stipendium Hungaricum Program, please follow the following steps:


To start your application to the Stipendium Hungaricum Program, please fill out the form below


After filling out the form below, you will be redirected to complete your application process.


Upon completing the registration process, applicants will be able to choose their desired study program. At this step, choose your desired study program at the University of Debrecen.


After completing your registration process, you will be able to submit your required documents. Check the required documents mentioned above.


Applicants are advised to check whether they need to connect with the sending partner from their home country regarding their scholarship application.

The Sending Partner is an organization in your home country (usually the Ministry of Higher Education) who is responsible for the pre-selection (nomination) of the applicants. Therefore it is of vital importance that you contact your Sending Partner after submitting your application to find out the conditions of nomination.


There are two selection points for all applicants. Applicants will receive final notification about selection results in the middle/end of June 2022 after the two selection points are complete.


At this point, accepted applicants will be able to start their visa process in July 2023. Applicants are advised to start their application process as soon as they receive the scholarship acceptance notification; the visa process may take some time.


Accepted applicants will arrive in Hungary until September 30, 2023 after completing their visa process.


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Application Outcome and Alternatives: 

If someone doesn’t get the scholarship, how can they become a fee-paying student?

If an applicant doesn’t get the scholarship, they can explore the option of becoming a fee-paying student. It’s advisable to contact the institutional Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator regarding the process of becoming a fee-paying student and the necessary arrangements [1] .

Have applied five times but have never been even shortlisted. I qualify everything, what could be the problem?

If you have applied multiple times without being shortlisted, it’s advisable to review your application and ensure that all required documents and information are accurately provided. Additionally, contacting the Sending Partner or the institutional Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator for feedback and guidance may be beneficial [5] .


Application Process and Requirements: 

Do we get to choose whether to take a thesis-based or course-based master’s degree?

The choice between a thesis-based or course-based master’s degree may depend on the specific study program and its requirements. It’s recommended to review the details provided in the Call for Applications for the relevant academic year for information on the available study types and fields [3] .


Any guidance for a motivation letter?

For guidance on writing a motivation letter, it’s recommended to refer to the specific instructions provided in the Call for Applications for the relevant academic year. Additionally, you may seek guidance from the institutional Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator or the university you are applying to [7] .

What if I don’t get the supervisor’s letter by 15th Jan?

If you don’t receive the supervisor’s letter by the specified deadline, it’s important to communicate with the relevant authorities at the university or the Stipendium Hungaricum office to address the situation and seek guidance on the next steps [4] .

Does every university in Hungary require an entrance exam?

The requirement for an entrance exam may vary by university and study program. It’s advisable to review the specific requirements of the chosen study program and university for information on entrance exams [10] .

Will the sending partner help in plane ticket and visa application?

The sending partner may not provide assistance with plane tickets and visa applications. It’s important to make independent arrangements for travel and visa applications. However, it’s advisable to contact the sending partner for any specific support or guidance related to travel and visa arrangements [3] .

Do I need to pay money for the study application?

The entire scholarship application and admission process is free of charge. There is no application fee, entrance exam fee, or admission fee [8] .


After submission of the application, what should we do?

After submitting the application, it’s important to ensure that all required documents are attached and all the required fields are filled out properly. Additionally, it’s advisable to await further communication from the scholarship program regarding the status of the application and any additional steps that may be required [8] .

PhD Program: 

I want to apply for a PhD scholarship. What programs are available?

The details about the PhD program, including the specific requirements and application process, can be found in the Call for Applications for the doctoral programs for the relevant academic year. It’s recommended to review the provided information for comprehensive details about the PhD program [9] .

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