Deadline: 31st January, 2020 (23:59 Budapest time).

Applications are open for the Hungary Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 for christian young people to study in hungary.

Hungary provides high quality education in the heart of Europe. Today, there is a growing demand of international students to study in Hungary. Besides the quality of education and degrees recognised throughout Europe and beyond, students are attracted by the affordable living costs with an extremely favourable cost-to-value ratio, a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation, the central location of the country in Europe, and the unspoiled natural beauties combined with a 2000 year-old, rich Hungarian history and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith. After completing their studies, the scholarship holders will return to help their home community with their gained knowledge, and they will participate in the reconstruction of war-destroyed countries and contribute to improvement of social situation and preservation of culture of Christian communities.

The Programme is managed by the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Programme and is organized by Tempus Public Foundation.

Available Scholarship Types

Study Levels

Scholarships are available for bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s and doctoral programmes.

Available Scholarship Types

Bachelor programmes
2-4 years BA or BSc degree full degree
Master programmes
1.5–2 years MA or MSc degree full degree
One-tier master programmes
5–6 years MA or MSc degree full degree
Doctoral programmes
2+2 years doctoral degree full degree

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

Tuition-free education – exemption from the payment of tuition fee

Monthly stipendbachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s level: monthly amount of HUF 128,520 (cca. EUR 400) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies.

Doctoral level: the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140,000 (cca EUR 450) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 (cca EUR 570) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.

Accommodation – free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period (Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, then the HUF 40 000/month (cca. EUR 125) is only a contribution to rental costs, and in bigger cities – especially in the capital city – this contribution would not cover the full amount of rental costs.)

Reimbursement of travel costs – HUF 200,000 /academic year (cca. EUR 640)  Medical insurance – health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca. EUR 205) a year/person.


The Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is based on the cooperation between the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Programme and Churches that pursue humanitarian activities in crisis regions.

For the 2020/21 academic year, the scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

Please note that this list can be subject to change as new partner churches, countries might join the programme.

For more Information: Visit the website for HUNGARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2020/2021 FOR CHRISTIAN YOUNG PEOPLE