The Higher Education Commission (HEC) invites applications for The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2022-23. All Pakistani and AJ&K nationals are eligible for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2022-23.
The candidates interested in the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship programme 2022-2023 are required to apply online on both the HEC portal as well as Hungary Portal. The application deadline for online submission is January 17, 2022, 14:00 hours (PST).
Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for Pakistani students fulfilling basic eligibility criteria in specified disciplines and other requirements of Hungarian universities under the 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)
Financial Coverage & Benefits
- Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
- Monthly stipend:
a. Bachelor’s 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 the 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 30,000 HUF/month.
b. Doctoral level: according 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 scholarship period.
- Medical insurance:
Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance.
Please 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 the cost of the living calculator below: http://www.studyinhungary.hu/living-in-hungary/menu/your-costs-of-living.html
Eligibility Criteria For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship
- 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 deadline).
- 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 (Postgraduate Program).
- 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 left unfilled.
- 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 Hungarian side.
- 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 epidemic conditions)
- 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 bond agreement.
How To Apply For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship
- 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 processing.
- 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 Foundation).
- 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 be submitted.
Step (1) Tempus Public Foundation Online Application:
- All applications for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship 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/
Step (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
applicants must fill out both HEC and Hungarian applications forms available on the websites- the applicants must fill out and save all requested information on the online application form in the English language- a recent photo of the applicant (taken not earlier than 2 years before the submission of the application)
minimum 1 page, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters written in the language of the selected study program or in Hungarian
Proof of language proficiency and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
scanned copy of the original proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the Host Institution AND their translations in case the student has completed his/her previous level of studies in the language of the selected study programme, a proof can be uploaded about the fact that the language of education was the same as the language of the study programme that the applicants is now applying for translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
School certificates and their translations in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
bachelor level full-time programmes: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND their translation master level full-time programmes: scanned copy of the original bachelor degree certificate or equivalent AND their translation doctoral level: scanned copy of the original master degree certificate or equivalent AND their translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in English
Transcript of records and their translation in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
– copy of the original transcript of records regarding all academic semesters or school years completed during previous studies (in the highest level of education that the student have participated in) AND their translations- translations only have to be attached if the copy of the original document is not in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition issued not earlier than 15 November 2021Medical certificate is mandatory for the applicants and must be submitted until 15 April on Tempus Public Foundation’s portal. Please use the following form (compulsory): tka.hu/docs/palyazatok/mandatory_medical_certificate_template.pdf certificates have to be issued and signed by a physician to declare the medical condition of the applicant (according to the diseases listed on the form)Scholarship holders will take part in medical examinations organized by universities upon their arrival.
Copy of passport
– scanned copy of that page of the passport which contains the personal data of the applicant
Acceptance of Statement for Application in Tempus Public Foundation Hungary online system
– all applicants need to accept the “Statement for Application”- the statement can only be accepted in the online system, therefore scanned and signed copies should not be uploaded- the statement appears in the online application system after registration – all applicants need to click on accepting it in order to be able to submit their applications
Note: 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 & Host Institutions
AVAILABLE PROGRAMS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS
Applicants 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.
Please visit the following website for more information about all degree programs and fields of study.
https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/study-finder/, however, applicants are instructed to apply only against specific degree programmes and in specified study fields/major subjects defined by HEC.
ADDITION OF STUDY FIELDS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022
a. Under Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2022-23, the following study fields are offered for Pakistani/AJK nationals exclusively on open merit basis.
Ph.D./Doctorate (5 seats)
As offered by Hungarian Institutions/Universities
One tier Master’s (10 seats for medicine/general medicine & 5 seats for dentistry)
Medicine/General Medicine, Dentistry
1. Institution: University of Szeged
Duration of the course / programme: 12 semestersWebsite: http://www.med.u-szeged.hu/fs
2. Institution: University of Pécs
Duration of the course / programme: 12 semesters
Website: https://international.pte.hu/study- programs/general-medicine-english
1. Institution: Semmelweis University Duration of the course/programme: 12 semesters Website: https://semmelweis.hu/english/faculties/medicine/
2. Institution: University of Debrecen Duration of the course/programme: 12 semesters
Website: https://edu.unideb.hu/p/faculty-of- medicine
1. Institution: University of Pécs
Duration of the course/programme: 10 semesters
2. Institution: University of Debrecen
Duration of the course/programme: 10 semesters Website: https://edu.unideb.hu/p/dentistry-full-time-graduate-program
*All these institutions are included in Category A of PMC
Bachelor’s Program (10 seats)
Physical Training (Sport Sciences)
As offered by Hungarian Institutions/Universities
b. HEC approved study fields can be found here.
POLICY OF PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION (PMC) REGARDING MEDICINE & DENTISTRY IN HUNGARY:
Hungary is in list A of PMC including four medical institutions of Hungary. As per policy, only those who graduate from these colleges would be facilitated in obtaining a license in Pakistan if they fulfill the following requirements, as per the 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.
Applications will not be considered in the following cases:
- Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
- Applications misrepresenting any information, even if the misrepresentation is pointed out after the scholarship is awarded.
Applicants applying for doctoral-level (Ph.D.) need to upload the following documents. All of the following documents are compulsory and need to be submitted online until January 17, 2022, at 1400 hrs (Pakistan Standard Time) except Statement of Supervisor:
– minimum 2 pages, typed with Times New Roman 12 point font size letters, written in the language of the selected study programme The work plan must indicate the resources used, the document is checked by the universities for plagiarism.
Letter of recommendation
a signed Letter of Recommendation from the applicant’s former or current academic tutor or supervisor, who has a scientific degree and has an insight into the professional work of the applicant, the letter of recommendation must be written in the language of the selected study programme or in Hungarian
Statement of the Supervisor (if required by the proposed Doctoral School)
a statement by the supervisor at the proposed Host Institution declaring that the supervisor undertakes to supervise the student’s work within the doctoral programme (if required by the doctoral school)
- From 2022/2023 academic year not all doctoral schools require Statement of acceptance issued by the Supervisor at the Host Institution. In case it is required by the doctoral programme it must be submitted until 15 March 2022 on Tempus Public Foundation’s portal.
- HEC may conduct test/interviews of initially shortlisted candidates.
- Incomplete applications or applications received after due date will NOT be accepted. The recommendation of nominating agency i.e. HEC will be final and binding.
- Only SUBMITTED mode applications will be entertained.
- Result-awaiting candidates and previous HEC nominees of this scholarship may apply afresh subject to eligibility criteria, but result of former must reach before the closing date.
- Candidates must note that once he/she is nominated by HEC or finally selected by Tempus Public Foundation Hungary, any request for change of subject/discipline/study programme made by him/her shall not be entertained in any case (HEC will not issue any NOC for change of discipline). If a candidate withdraws himself/herself from the scholarship after the final award, he/she shall be liable to disciplinary action including ban of a certain period from applying to any foreign funded/HEC/Government of Pakistan scholarship programmes.
- All applicants should note that all nominations from Pakistan will be routed through HEC.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE COMPLETE APPLICATION: January 17, 2022, at 1400 hrs (Pakistan Standard Time)
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE APPLYING
- 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) etc.
- Failure to submit online application forms on both websites (HEC and Hungary) will not be considered for further processing.
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