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Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships for International Students in Hungary 2022/23

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Applications for the 2022/23 Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships are currently open to international students seeking to pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Hungary. This is an amazing opportunity for you if you’ve been dreaming of studying abroad on a fully-funded scholarship.

Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships

Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) offers the Stipendium Hingaricum a scholarship program for foreign students, which was launched by the Hungarian Government in 2013. In this article, we will provide information in detail on everything you need to know about the Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships. From scholarship benefits to eligibility requirements, application instructions, and any other important information about the Stipendium Hingaricum at ELTE.

About the Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships (Stipendium Hingaricum)

Stipendium Hungaricum is a scholarship program for foreign students, which was launched by the Hungarian Government in 2013. The program aims to promote cultural understanding, economic and cultural relations between Hungary and other countries.

The scholarship can be awarded to citizens from almost 80 countries and sending partners for a full degree or partial (exchange) studies.

About Eotvos Lorand University

Eötvös Loránd University is a Hungarian public research university based in Budapest. Founded in 1635, ELTE is one of the largest and most prestigious public higher education institutions in Hungary. The 28,000 students at ELTE are organized into nine faculties, and into research institutes located throughout Budapest and on the scenic banks of the Danube.

Moreover, ELTE is affiliated with 5 Nobel laureates, as well as winners of the Wolf Prize, Fulkerson Prize, and Abel Prize, the latest of which was Abel Prize winner László Lovász in 2021.

However, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) belongs to the top 250 universities in Europe.  In 2022 the Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the university 601 globally, and 286 in Europe. While QS World University Rankings placed ELTE 651 in the world and 288 in Europe. Moreover, in the 2021 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of the Universities, ELTE ranks 601 globally, and 227 in Europe.

Scholarship Summary

Furthermore, here’s an overview of the Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships (Stipendium Hungaricum):

Scholarship Sponsor(s):

Hungarian Government

Host Institution(s):

Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.

Scholarship Type:

Full funding

Study Level:

However, studies are available on the following levels:

  • preparatory course in the Hungarian language (non-degree; 1 year)
  • Bachelor’s programs (undergraduate; 3 or 3 and ½ years)
  • Master’s programs (graduate; 2 years)
  • Doctoral programs (2+2 years)

Field(s) of Study:

ELTE offers a wide range of degree programs to international students, and almost all of them are available for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders in the fields of Education Sciences and Psychology, Humanities, Informatics, Science, Social Sciences, Primary and Pre-School Education and also Business.

Scholarship Value:

The amount of the scholarship as of 2020 is HUF 43,700 for students in preparatory, bachelor’s and master’s programs, and HUF 140,000/month during the first two years (during the training and research period) and HUF 180,000/month during the second two years (the research and dissertation period) of doctoral studies.

See the scholarship benefits section below for more details.

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Eligible Nationalities:

International students

Deadline:

The application deadline for the next academic year (2022/2023) is January 15 23:59.

Scholarship Benefits

Moreover, the ELTE Stipendium Hungaricum provides the scholarship recipients with the following inclusions:

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  • Exemption from paying application and tuition fees,
  • Place in a dormitory depending on the capacity of the higher education institution or HUF 40,000/month accommodation allowance for 12 months of the year during the whole period of full-time programs or for the duration of the partial studies,
  • Health care services (social services) and supplementary private health insurance,
  • Free visa and residence permit administration,
  • And also use of the services of the library free of charge.

The amount of the scholarship as of 2020 is HUF 43,700 for students in preparatory, bachelor’s and master’s programs, and HUF 140,000/month during the first two years (during the training and research period) and HUF 180,000/month during the second two years (the research and dissertation period) of doctoral studies.

Eligibility Requirements for the Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships

However, applicants must meet the following criteria below in order to be eligible to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum.

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an eligible country (see list below)
  • must also be enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. degree program at the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary.
  • Moreover, applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements of the chosen study program

Eligible Nationalities:

For Full-time studies, students from the following countries can apply:

Egypt, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Brazil, Georgia, Iran, Pakistan, Japan, Cambodia, Morocco, Thailand, Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Palestine, Panama, Algeria, Bangladesh, China, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Moldova, Namibia, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Russian, Vietnam, Eritrea, Israel, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Tanzania.

For partial (exchange) study programs, students from the following countries can apply:

Costa Rica, Nigeria, Georgia, Brazil, Japan, Cambodia, Morocco, Lebanon, Mongolia, China, Albania, Belarus, Chile, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Korea, Moldova, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Singapore, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Russia, Syria, Mexico, Israel, Yemen.

How to Apply for the Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships

Furthermore, you can follow the step-by-step guide below to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum.

  • Application instructions: Applications for the Eotvos Lorand University Scholarships are submitted and processed in the online application system of the Stipendium Hungaricum program. However, note that if you apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum program, you do not need to submit a separate application to ELTE and it is enough if you submit your application in the online application system of the Stipendium Hungaricum award. Although you may need to submit an application to ELTE for the undergraduate or postgraduate study program you wish to enroll in.
  • Supporting Documents: 
    • Online application form
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Motivation letter
    • Proof of language proficiency and their translations (if necessary) in the language of the selected study program or in the Hungarian language.
    • School certificates
    • Previous academic transcripts
    • Also copy of identification document
    • Medical certificate
  • Other requirements: Moreover, candidates should have a level of English proficiency required by the host institution for free study.

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Bottom Line

In conclusion, it is important to visit the official website for more detailed information on the eligibility requirements and how to apply for this scholarship. All of the aforementioned documents are compulsory and need to be submitted to the online application before the application deadline, 15 January 2022.

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