The Higher Education Commission (HEC) invites applications from Pakistani/AJ&K nationals for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme (2022-23), launched by the Hungarian Government for Bachelor’s, One-Tier Master’s, Master’s and PhD studies.
Hungry SCHOLARSHIPS TYPES
Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for Pakistani students fulfilling basic eligibility criteria in specified disciplines and other requirements of Hungarian universities under following programs:
- Bachelor’s Degree (after
12 years education)
- One-Tier Master’s Degree (after 12 years education)
- Master’s Degree (after
16 years education)
- PhD Degree (after
17/18 years education)
Hungry Scholarships Financial Coverage and Benefits
education: exemption from the payment of
and Master’s Scholarships: monthly HUF 43,700/- contribution to the living
expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies.
Note: In the first year of
their studies, non-doctoral students are required to attend the course of
“Hungarian as foreign language” offered by the host university, and
to pass an exam at the end of the second semester (except scholarship holders
studying in Hungarian language). Scholarship holders who do not attend the
course will not be able to receive the monthly stipend. The monthly stipend for
students who take the course but fail to pass the exam will be reduced to
to the current Hungarian legislation, monthly HUF 140,000/- for the first phase
of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000/- for the second phase (4 semesters)
– for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.
- Accommodation: Dormitory place or a contribution of HUF
40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the
Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No.
80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical
bear in mind that these funding provisions are only a contribution to
the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders. It means that it does
not fully cover all the costs of living and the students need to add
their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary.
All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in
Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying; please do
check cost of living calculator below: http://www.studyinhungary.hu/living-in-hungary/menu/your-costs-of-living.html
- Applicant must be a citizen of Pakistan/AJ&K.
- Must be between the age of 18-22 years
for Undergraduate programs. The age limit should not exceed from 35
years for students applying for Masters degree programs. In case of
PhD programs, age limit should not exceed from 40 years (on last day of
- The applicant must have completed HSSC/Intermediate or
equivalent for application in Bachelor’s (Undergraduate Program) and
One-Tier Master’s degree i.e. DVM, DPharm etc.
- The applicant must have completed 16 years
Bachelors/or equivalent Degree for application in Master’s
- The applicant must have completed 18 years
Degree/or equivalent for application in PhD Program.
- The applicant must fill all the fields of the Hungary
application form and HEC application form and no column or field should be
- Certificates/Transcript/Degrees to be attached must be
attested by the attesting authorities such as IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of
O & A level from IBCC is mandatory.
- It is the sole responsibility of student(s) applying
for any professional degree (Medical, Engineering, Nursing, Architecture,
Law, Veterinary Medicine etc.) to first get confirmed its accreditation
from the respective Councils i.e. 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.
- IELTS/TOEFL scores as required, where applicable by
- All applicants must submit medical certificate of
satisfactory health condition (issued not earlier than 15 November 2021, a
written certificate from a physician to prove that the applicant does not
have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C or any other
- In case of final selection, applicants will have to
submit a bond on legal paper to HEC that he/she will not change discipline
after final award of scholarship, and immediately after completion of
his/her degree, he/she will return back to Pakistan to serve the country
for a period as prescribed by the HEC. In case of failure to do so, HEC
reserves the right to recover from candidate or his/her guarantor, a
penalty amount as prescribed/decided by the HEC.
- Applicants must fulfill all other requirements set by
host Hungarian university/Tempus Public Foundation/Higher Education
Commission of Pakistan.
- In case of final selection, candidate has to submit a
How to Apply
- Applicants are MANDATORILY required to
submit only online applications at the Hungarian website and HEC website.
Failure to submit online application forms on BOTH websites
mentioned at Step (1) & Step (2) will not be considered for further
- Hard copies of applications and other documents are not
required at the initial stage. However, applicants are required to keep
record of all the submitted documents along with printed copies of BOTH
application forms (submitted online at HEC & Tempus Public
- At a later stage of the selection process, applicants
will be required to submit hard copies (including online application forms
submitted at HEC portal with deposit slip & Tempus Public Foundation
portal) along with attested photo copies of all the original documents.
Original medical certificate and police clearance certificate also need to
(1) Tempus Public Foundation Online Application:
- All applications shall be submitted through the online
application system of Tempus Public Foundation Hungary. The
application guideline can be found at https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/uploads/2020/03/Application_Guide_for_the_Stipendium_Hungaricum_Programme.pdf.
After registration, the applicants are able to access the application
surface and upload the required documents. Please note that no
applications will be accepted without the online submission and after the
deadline. After applying online, get its printed copies for record.
To apply online please visit: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/apply/
(2) HEC Online Application:
- Apply online at HEC website: eportal.hec.gov.pk/arl.
After registering and filling in your profile, please select “Academic
& Research Linkages” under “Scholarship and Grant”
menu in left hand side panel of the online portal. While submitting an
application online at HEC website, do attach scan copy of deposit slip/
ATM transfer of Rs. 1000/- (non-refundable) in account of HEC
online Account No. 17427900133401 in HBL, Shalimar Recording
Company Branch, Sector H-9, Islamabad. All payments are to be made to HEC
through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of
Habib Bank Ltd (HBL), Pakistan.
- All of the following documents are compulsory and need
to be submitted to the online stipendium hungaricum application system
by all applicants until 17 January 2022 14:00
hours, except for the Statement of the Supervisor (if required by
the proposed Doctoral School, which must be submitted until 15 March 2022
and the medical certificate which must be submitted by the nominated
applicants only until 15 April on TPF portal. Please note that
only files with a maximum size of 4 MB can be uploaded in the system).
Online Application Form
available on the websites
– the applicants must
– a recent photo of the
programme or in
School certificates and their
Records and its
programme or in
– copy of the original transcript of
– translations only have to be
Scholarship holders will take part in
Copy of passport
– scanned copy of
All documents that cannot be obtained in the language of the selected study
programme or in Hungarian have to be translated and the translations have to be
submitted as well as the copy of the original document.
Programs and Institutions
PROGRAMS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS
are eligible to apply for those scholarship types and specified study fields as
defined by HEC and that are also determined in the educational cooperation
programmes in effect between Hungary and the Sending Partner i.e. Higher
Education Commission of Pakistan.
visit the following website for more information about all degree programs and
fields of study.
however, applicants are instructed to apply only against specific
degree programmes and in specified study fields/major subjects defined by HEC.
OF STUDY FIELDS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022
Under Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2022-23, following study fields
are offered for Pakistani/AJK nationals exclusively on open merit basis.
PhD/Doctorate (5 seats)
As offered by Hungarian
One tier Master’s (10
Duration of the
Duration of the
*All these institutions
Bachelor’s Program (10
Physical Training (Sport
As offered by Hungarian
HEC approved study fields can be found here.
OF PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION (PMC) REGARDING MEDICINE & DENTISTRY IN
is in list A of PMC including four medical institutions of Hungary. As per
policy, only those graduate from these colleges would be facilitated in
obtaining a license in Pakistan if they fulfill the following requirements, as
per current policy of PMC:
- The program these students enter must be the same as
that for the nationals of Hungary, the institution must not have a
separate track for foreign students.
- Pakistani students must complete their house jobs in
the foreign country from where they have graduated; this should be
recognized by the relevant authorities of that country.
- The graduates should get a license in that country
issued by a foreign regulatory body.
It is the sole responsibility of student(s)
applying for any professional degree (Medical, Engineering, Nursing,
Architecture, Law, Veterinary Medicine, technology etc.) to first get confirmed
its accreditation from the respective Councils i.e. 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
It is further stated that Entry in all
undergraduate engineering program is banned under Stipendium Hungaricum
Scholarship Program 2022-23 batch.
will not be considered in the following cases:
citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
misrepresenting any information, even if the misrepresentation is pointed
out after the scholarship is awarded.