The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme (2024-25) is now open for applications from Pakistani and AJ&K nationals. This program, supported by the Hungarian Government, offers opportunities for Bachelor’s, Master’s, One-Tier Master’s, and PhD studies. The HEC in Pakistan and the Tempus Public Foundation in Hungary are working together to oversee this program. To be eligible, applicants must meet the criteria and submit the required documents for financial coverage. The deadline for online applications is January 15, 2024. Those who have taken the HAT or USAT tests are eligible to apply. For those who haven’t, there will be an opportunity to take the test in January/February. HEC Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 Apply Online.
HEC Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 Apply Online
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Types Of Scholarships
Pakistani students who meet the basic eligibility criteria and other requirements of Hungarian universities can apply for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships.
These scholarships are available for the following programs:
1. Bachelor’s Degree (after 12 years of education)
2. One-Tier Master’s Degree (after 12 years of education)
3. Master’s Degree (after 16 years of education)
4. PhD Degree (after 17/18 years of education)
Eligibility Criteria For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024
Applicant must be a citizen of Pakistan/AJ&K.
- Bachelor’s/One-Tier Master’s: Completed HSSC/Intermediate degree or equivalent before August 01, 2024.
- Master’s: Completed 16 years Bachelors or equivalent degree before August 01, 2024.
- PhD: Completed 17/18 years Masters/MS/MPhil degree before August 01, 2024.
No upper age limit, but minimum age for undergraduates is 18 by August 31, 2024.
Fill all fields in the Hungary and HEC application forms.
Certificates/Transcripts/Degrees must be attested by IBCC and HEC.
IELTS/TOEFL scores as required by Hungarian universities.
Submit a medical certificate issued after November 15, 2023, proving satisfactory health condition.
Submit a legal bond to HEC committing to not change discipline post-scholarship and return to serve Pakistan.
Fulfill all other host university/Tempus Public Foundation/HEC requirements.
Provide HAT or USAT test scores with a minimum of 50 out of 100. Register at https://etc.hec.gov.pk/ for upcoming tests.
Initial screening based on USAT/HAT scores and federal government quota policy. HEC may modify nomination criteria.
Non-Eligibility for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024
Applications will not be considered for dual citizens or those providing incomplete/misleading information. HEC reserves the right to cancel awarded scholarships due to misrepresentation.
Note: Students applying for professional degrees such as Medical, Engineering, Nursing, Architecture, Law, Veterinary Medicine, etc. are solely responsible for confirming the accreditation of their chosen program from the respective councils. These councils include the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners (PCATP), Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC), Pakistan Technology Council, etc.
Financial Coverage of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024
- Tuition fees covered by Tempus Public Foundation.
- Accommodation and health funding are contributions to living expenses.
- Provisions do not fully cover all costs; students need additional financial resources
- Applicants advised to evaluate living expenses in Hungary and their chosen city.
- Use the cost of living calculator at Your Costs of Living for accurate information.
HEC Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024 Requirements
|Application Documents||Detailed Requirements|
|Online Application Form||Fill out both HEC and Hungarian forms online.|
|Save all requested information in English.|
|Include a recent photo (taken within the last 2 years).|
|Motivation Letter||Minimum 1 page, typed with Times New Roman 12-point font.|
|Written in the language of the selected program or in Hungarian.|
|Proof of Language Proficiency||Submit scanned copy and translations if not in the language of the program or Hungarian.|
|If the language of previous studies matches the program’s language, provide proof.|
|School Certificates||For Bachelor level: Secondary school graduation certificate and translations.|
|For Master level: Bachelor degree certificate and translations.|
|For Doctoral level: Master degree certificate and translations.|
|Transcript of Records||Include original transcripts for all completed semesters or school years.|
|Provide translations if not in the language of the program or Hungarian.|
|Medical Certificate||Submit a scanned copy of a medical certificate issued after November 15, 2023.|
|Mandatory for applicants; must be uploaded by April 15 on the Tempus Public Foundation portal.|
|Use the provided form: Medical Certificate Template|
|Copy of Passport||Include a scanned copy of the passport page with personal data.|
|Acceptance of Statement||Accept the “Statement for Application” in the Tempus Public Foundation Hungary online system.|
|Only accept it in the online system; do not upload scanned or signed copies.|
|The statement appears in the system after registration; click to accept for application submission.|
How to Apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 2024
- Mandatory: Submit online applications at both the Hungarian website and HEC website.
- Failure to submit on both websites will disqualify further processing.
- No hard copies needed initially; keep a record of submitted documents.
Hungarian Website Application (Step 1):
- Apply through the online system at Tempus Public Foundation Hungary.
- Access the application surface post-registration, upload required documents.
- No applications accepted after the deadline.
- Get printed copies after applying online.
HEC Online Application (Step 2):
- Apply at HEC Scholarship Portal.
- Select “Hungarian Scholarship Program” after profile completion.
- Portal closes on January 15, 2024 (1600 Hours Pakistan Time).
- Retain a signed printed copy after successful submission.
Test Scores and Documentation:
- Provide HAT or USAT test scores (minimum 50 out of 100).
- Upload test results on the HEC portal for consideration.
- Register for HAT or USAT test if not taken yet: https://etc.hec.gov.pk/.
- Submit all required documents to the online Stipendium Hungaricum application system by January 15, 2024, 1600 hours.
- Statement of the Supervisor (if required) by March 15, 2024.
- Medical certificate for nominated applicants by April 15, 2024, on the Hungarian portal.
- Files with a maximum size of 4 MB can be uploaded.
Existing study program applicants and result-awaiting candidates can apply, subject to final document submission before August 01, 2024.
Failure to submit required documents may result in the cancellation of the applicant’s candidature.
Additional Instructions for Hungaricum Scholarship 2024
Doctoral Level Applicants:
Upload the following documents online by January 15, 2024, 1600 hrs (Pakistan Standard Time), except for the Statement of Supervisor.
- Minimum 2 pages, typed in Times New Roman 12-point font.
- Must be in the language of the selected study program.
- Indicate resources used, and checked for plagiarism by universities.
Letter of Recommendation:
Statement of the Supervisor:
- Required by the proposed Doctoral School.
- A declaration from the supervisor at the proposed Host Institution.
HEC may conduct tests/interviews for shortlisted candidates.
Application Process Guidelines:
- Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
- The HEC’s recommendation is final and binding.
- Only submitted applications will be considered.
- Result-awaiting candidates and previous nominees may reapply, but final documents must be submitted by August 01, 2024.
- No requests for subject/discipline changes after nomination or final selection.
- Withdrawal after the final award may lead to disciplinary action and a ban on applying for a certain period.
All nominations from Pakistan will go through HEC.
Complete applications must be submitted by January 15, 2024, at 1600 hrs (Pakistan Standard Time).