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Ösztöndíjasok

Your application for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme has been approved.

This guide will walk you through the steps you’ll need to take to start your studies in Hungary. You will find all the information about the process, useful tips and more below.

First steps

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1. After receiving the notification about being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, the first thing you need to do is enter the online application system and accept the scholarship within 2 weeks, the latest. It is not possible to accept the scholarship offer after this deadline.

2. Please, keep in mind that there is no way to change the host institution, the study programme, or the study mode that you are allocated to. Yet, you can decide whether you wish to start your studies there or not.

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Although you can take it for granted that your future host institution will also contact you, if it does not happen for some reason, take action and write to your Diaspora Scholarship coordinator.

a. They will send you your Letter of Acceptance, which is one of the documents required for visa application.

b. They will let you know about the date when you are expected to arrive in Hungary, i.e. when the registration period starts and ends.

It is normally during the first few days of September but your host institution will provide you with exact information.

Mind you, you will not be able to download the Letter of Acceptance until you upload all those certificates that were required but you did not have earlier. The final deadline for submitting the missing documents is 1st August.

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After you received the Letter of Acceptance, you will be able to download the Letter of Award within a few days from the system, which is the other document required for visa application.

This letter is issued by Tempus Public Foundation and it will be sent to you via email too.

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When you have both the Letter of Acceptance and Letter of Award, please start the visa application process right away – within two weeks the latest!

It is important to make the necessary arrangements well ahead of time because it may take 30 days until a visa is issued. In order to apply for a visa to Hungary, you need to contact the relevant consular office. For more information please consult the internet site of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.

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The Sending Authority in your country/territory might finance your travel costs to Hungary but it is not obligatory for them. If you do not have this kind of support, you will need to buy your own plane ticket. Ask your host institution if they can offer you airport transfer or not.

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Regarding your accommodation in Hungary, your host institution will provide you help. Basically, you will have two options:

1. if the university/college is able to offer you a dormitory place, you can choose that option and in that way, your dormitory costs will be funded up to 40.000 HUF/month. In most cases, it means that you will not have to pay for your accommodation.

2. if the university/college is not able to offer you a dormitory place or you do not wish to live in a dormitory, you can rent an apartment. In this case, you will receive a monthly allowance of 40 000 HUF from your host institution as a contribution to the costs of renting, and they will probably be able to help you find a place, as well.

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As soon as you know your arrival date to Hungary, inform your Stipendium coordinator at your host institution about it.

After arrival, contact him/her again immediately, because you will need to make a lot of necessary arrangements through your university/college in order to have:

  • a bank account
    a student ID
    a tax number
    health insurance
    residence permit
    a scholarship agreement

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1. We strongly advise you to read the Operational Regulations on our website to become familiar with the rules and regulations of the Programme as well as your rights and duties here.

2. As there are a lot of administrative duties at the university without which it is impossible to transfer your scholarship allowances, you can expect to receive the first transfer only around November. Therefore it is important to arrive with some financial reserve that will help you in the first two months. To have an idea of the living costs in Hungary, you can visit our cost calculator on Study in Hungary website.

3. You can find a lot of useful information.

if you read the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website
If you join our Facebook community for the latest SH news, information about Hungarian culture, useful tips, cultural activities and event recommendations in Budapest and other parts of Hungary as well.
a tax number
health insurance
residence permit
a scholarship agreement
After you finish your studies, you should join the Alumni Hungary Network where you can connect and (re)unite with your former fellow students and alma mater, get practical news and tips regarding career and further education possibilities.

4. Please keep in mind that the scholarship allowance contributes to one person’s costs of living and it does not provide either visa or additional benefits or administration services for the person’s family members.

If you cannot start the study programme, please, inform us at [email protected] and your host institution about your decision as soon as possible.

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1. After receiving the notification about being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, the first thing you need to do is enter the online application system and accept the scholarship within 2 weeks, the latest. It is not possible to accept the scholarship offer after this deadline.

2. Please, keep in mind that there is no way to change the host institution, the study programme, or the study mode that you are allocated to. Yet, you can decide whether you wish to start your studies there or not.

Although you can take it for granted that your future host institution will also contact you, if it does not happen for some reason, take action and write to your Diaspora Scholarship coordinator.

a. They will send you your Letter of Acceptance, which is one of the documents required for visa application.

b. They will let you know about the date when you are expected to arrive in Hungary, i.e. when the registration period starts and ends.

It is normally during the first few days of September but your host institution will provide you with exact information.

Mind you, you will not be able to download the Letter of Acceptance until you upload all those certificates that were required but you did not have earlier. The final deadline for submitting the missing documents is 1st August.

After you received the Letter of Acceptance, you will be able to download the Letter of Award within a few days from the system, which is the other document required for visa application.

This letter is issued by Tempus Public Foundation and it will be sent to you via email too.

When you have both the Letter of Acceptance and Letter of Award, please start the visa application process right away – within two weeks the latest!

It is important to make the necessary arrangements well ahead of time because it may take 30 days until a visa is issued. In order to apply for a visa to Hungary, you need to contact the relevant consular office. For more information please consult the internet site of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.

The Sending Authority in your country/territory might finance your travel costs to Hungary but it is not obligatory for them. If you do not have this kind of support, you will need to buy your own plane ticket. Ask your host institution if they can offer you airport transfer or not.

Regarding your accommodation in Hungary, your host institution will provide you help. Basically, you will have two options:

1. if the university/college is able to offer you a dormitory place, you can choose that option and in that way, your dormitory costs will be funded up to 40.000 HUF/month. In most cases, it means that you will not have to pay for your accommodation.

2. if the university/college is not able to offer you a dormitory place or you do not wish to live in a dormitory, you can rent an apartment. In this case, you will receive a monthly allowance of 40 000 HUF from your host institution as a contribution to the costs of renting, and they will probably be able to help you find a place, as well.

As soon as you know your arrival date to Hungary, inform your Stipendium coordinator at your host institution about it.

After arrival, contact him/her again immediately, because you will need to make a lot of necessary arrangements through your university/college in order to have:

  • a bank account
    a student ID
    a tax number
    health insurance
    residence permit
    a scholarship agreement

1. We strongly advise you to read the Operational Regulations on our website to become familiar with the rules and regulations of the Programme as well as your rights and duties here.

2. As there are a lot of administrative duties at the university without which it is impossible to transfer your scholarship allowances, you can expect to receive the first transfer only around November. Therefore it is important to arrive with some financial reserve that will help you in the first two months. To have an idea of the living costs in Hungary, you can visit our cost calculator on Study in Hungary website.

3. You can find a lot of useful information.

if you read the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website
If you join our Facebook community for the latest SH news, information about Hungarian culture, useful tips, cultural activities and event recommendations in Budapest and other parts of Hungary as well.
a tax number
health insurance
residence permit
a scholarship agreement
After you finish your studies, you should join the Alumni Hungary Network where you can connect and (re)unite with your former fellow students and alma mater, get practical news and tips regarding career and further education possibilities.

4. Please keep in mind that the scholarship allowance contributes to one person’s costs of living and it does not provide either visa or additional benefits or administration services for the person’s family members.

If you cannot start the study programme, please, inform us at [email protected] and your host institution about your decision as soon as possible.

Rights and Obligations, Scholarship Agreement

We advise that you check back regularly for any updates in the Rights and Obligations document, as the changes might affect your scholarship holder status.

Please pay special attention to the fact that from the 2019-2020 academic year the credit minimum requirement (Section IV.10.2. b. of Stipendium Hungaricum Programme Operational Regulations: “The institute may terminate the status of the scholarship holder by a unilateral declaration after consulting.

Tempus Public Foundation […] if the student does not obtain at least 18 credits on the average of the last two semesters where the student status was not interrupted.) applies to all Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders.

Please also take into consideration that Hungarian preparatory courses (offered free of charge by the Host Institution) are compulsory for all Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders who begin their studies in the fall semester of 2020. Both rules apply to bachelor, master and one-tier master students only.

Operational Regulations

Scholarship Agreement