The application period has started for you to get the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship! By the 5th of March, students from nearly 50 different countries can apply for a scholarship funded by Hungarian government for the 2017-2018 academic year. Check details about the scholarship and get additional information about the application system. Here is a useful infographic to better understand the application process.
Why Hungary and why the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship? To find out, read the following story from Yernar, a student from Kazakhstan who started studying Tourism in Hungary after earning the Scholarship. Take a look at his experience and decide whether you would also like to apply for this scholarship
Two years ago I graduated from high school in Kazakhstan and was awarded a fully-funded scholarship from the Hungarian government. When I decided to study in Hungary, I made a list of every advantage of studying in this country. Here are just some of the most basic benefits of studying in Hungary :
- You get the chance to study free of charge at the most well-known universities in Hungary
- Hungary is a part of the European Union; so any diplomas earned will be reputable and globally recognized
- Hungary has a great location and a well-developed infrastructure, making it easy to travel around Europe
- The capital, Budapest, is one of the most popular destinations among international students; and other university towns, such as Pécs, Szeged, Debrecen, Gy"or or Miskolc also attract students from all over the globe
These advantages are ones you probably already know about; but after having lived in this country for more than two years now, I can tell you that there is much more behind.
Develop your contact network in an international environment
Studying in Hungary is a fantastic opportunity to create new connections and make friends from all over the world. Living in such a diverse environment teaches us to see the world from another perspective. Develop good relationships which will serve well in strengthening the relationship between your country and Hungary. There are dozens of inspiring stories from students who studied in Hungary, and who later became ambassadors of their countries in Hungary.
Discover the uniqueness of Hungary
We only have a limited period of time in Hungary. Try to make it as productive as you can; stay active, participate in student events, join university unions, do sports and travel more. There is a great saying which states: treat others the way you would like to be treated. It means if you want to be respected, first you need to show respect from your side; and this idea will serve you well in Hungary. Study about Hungarian history and customs. Invest some time learning Hungarian. Hungary seems like a small country, but there are so many hidden gems. And as soon as you start discovering them, you will understand how rich and unique this country really is.
Watch more international students telling the benefits of studying in Hungary.