Basically, the study programmes available in the framework of the scholarship programme are presence-based programmes. Please consult with your host university.

Yes, but certain rules apply: with study purposes and holding a student mobility residence permit and a student mobility certificate one may only engage in full-time occupational activity in up to twenty-four hours per week during their term-time, and outside their term-time, for a maximum period of ninety days or sixty-six working days a year.

According to the Call for Applications, monthly stipend and accommodation contribution is awarded upon extra request indicated in the online application system (DreamApply) (in the first academic year – if the claim has been made in the application, it will be awarded automatically, in the next academic years the request will be examined and decided upon academic achievement and financial situation, etc.).

All other scholarship allowances will be provided automatically for the whole duration of the scholarship period, e.g. exemption from the payment of tuition fee, medical insurance.

As a Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Programme student taking part in the one-year Hungarian Preparatory Course, you will be able to apply for a full degree Hungarian course in the DreamApply online application system. You will have information in your already existing online application account in Spring. Therefore you do not need to submit a new application. The available study programmes will be shared with you through the application system and you will go through the entrance exam process similarly to your first application round when you applied to the Hungarian preparatory course. It is important that you do not need to register again in the online application system and upload a new Recommendation letter from a Diaspora Organisation or the Hungarian Diplomatic Representation of the respective territory. We will contact you through your current account regarding the entrance exams.

You have to sign your contract with the university. Contact your institutional Diaspora coordinator regarding the agreement and its content.

You do. If you are absent for more than 30 days, you will not be entitled to your living and housing allowance until your return to Hungary, as these allowances are intended to contribute to your costs of living in Hungary. However, you do not lose your scholarship status.

The scholarship holder must habitually reside in Hungary during the study period and must inform the higher education institute in case of leaving for a consecutive period of more than 14 days during the study period. In case of failing to meet the requirement of giving information about the stay abroad prior to the travel, the higher education institute has a competency to decide to terminate the scholarship status of the student.

Regarding the fact that the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship covers the entire period of the studies, the Scholarship Holders are not entitled to use financial support for getting enrolled in full time or partial (exchange) study programmes outside Hungary (e.g. Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Campus Mundi). They can only
participate in conferences or research activities that are professionally relevant for their studies.

These activities should not exceed 14 days per training period or in any way prevent the student from habitually living in Hungary. Applicants are also not eligible to receive the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship in case they have another concurrent scholarship from the Hungarian central budget for studies in Hungary. If the
Scholarship Holder was awarded more than one scholarship, she/he has to choose one of the scholarships and withdraw from the other ones. However, the Host Institutions are allowed to provide additional financial support for the students on a social, performance-related, or other basis.

The monthly stipend and accommodation contribution must be arranged between the scholarship holder and the university. Contact your institutional Diaspora coordinator.

The scholarship holder is, unless otherwise provided by the institutional regulation, require to fulfil the study, examination obligation and curriculum development by earning at least eighteen credits (i.e., earns a total of 36 credits) on the average of the last two semesters in which the student is not suspended (minimum credit requirement).

The host institution, the majors within the institution and the language of studies can be changed only once per each study level after submitting a special student request. The deadline for submitting the requests to Tempus Public Foundation is 1 December (for Spring Semester) and 15 May (for Fall Semester) in every school year.

Institutions, majors and languages can be changed only at the end of the semester, so that the scholarship holder could start the next semester in the new institution, on the new study programme, in the new language.

Institutions, majors and languages can be changed only within one year after beginning the studies. The request–if it is relevant–must also include the extension of the studies with the scholarship.

During the extension, scholarship holders may not receive a scholarship or housing allowance. It shall first be applied to students starting their studies in the 2020/21 academic year in an ascending order.

Documents to be submitted for changing institutions, majors and/or languages:

  • a request signed by the student,
  • a letter of acceptance by the future host institution,
  • a statement by the present host institution.

The student must submit the request for changing institutions, majors and/or languages with the compulsory annexes to the SiH Directorate electronically.

The scholarship holders may extend their scholarship period by a total of two semesters, the request must be submitted to their host institution. The institution sends the list of those who receive approval to the Tempus Public Foundation. During the extension, scholarship holders may not receive a scholarship or housing allowance.

It is possible to postpone exclusively because of health issues or unexpected reasons through no fault of the requestee. If there is such a vis maior case, some kind of proof (i.e. a medical certificate) must be submitted to the Study in Hungary Directorate of Tempus Public Foundation, together with a written and signed request. The host higher education institution must also approve of the postponement. Those students who have already arrived in Hungary and enrolled in a higher education institution are not entitled to request any postponement.

(Further information in section III.25 of the Operational Regulations.)