Study in Hungary and earn stipend: HEC’s Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program

The Programme is managed by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, and the Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary.

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HEC invites applications from Pakistan /AJ&K nationals for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 2021. The scholarship program has been launched under the bilateral Higher Education and Scientific Exchange Programme between the Hungarian Government and Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan.

Students are awarded scholarships based on academic merit, quality of the research proposal, potential of the candidate, and likely impact of the work on the development of Pakistan. The Programme is managed by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, and the Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary.

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Here is everything you need to know about the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme:

The Hungary Government provides scholarships for graduate and master’s level programs to Pakistani students via the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship program. The scholarship program offers:

  • Bachelor Degree (04 years degree program after 12 years education)
  • Master Degree (02 years degree program after 16 years education)
  • Ph.D. Degree (03 years doctoral degree (Ph.D.) after 18 years education)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of Pakistan/AJK.
  • Must be between the age of 18-22 for undergraduate programs for which they are applying for admission. The age should not exceed 35 for candidates applying for postgraduate Master (18 years) & Ph.D. programs.
  • The applicant must have completed HSSC / Intermediate or equivalent for application in 04 years Bachelor Program.
  • The applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelor’s / or equivalent Degree for application in postgraduate Master’s (18 Years).
  • The applicant must have completed 18 years Degree / or equivalent for application in Ph.D. Program.
  • The applicant must fill all the fields of the Hungary Application Form and HEC application form in MS Word (Times New Roman 12), and no column or field should be left blank.
  • Certificates/Transcript/Degrees to be attached must be attested by the attesting authorities such as IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of O & A level is mandatory to be issued by IBCC.
  • Candidates must ensure that all technical/engineering/professional programs they seek admission in must be accredited by the respective councils / governing bodies such as PEC, PMDC, etc.
  • The applicant must provide Police Clearance Certificate with the application.
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores as required, where applicable.

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How to Apply?

  • Visit HEC’s website: to apply online.
  • Register and fill your profile; please select “Academic & Research Linkages” under the “Scholarship and Grant” menu on the left-hand side panel of the online portal.
  • After applying, print the copy to be signed & stamped by an employer (if employed, otherwise not) for record purposes.
  • Attach deposit slip of Rs. 300/- (in original) through HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 in HBL, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, H-9, Islamabad (no other documents to be attached with HEC application form except a deposit slip).
  • 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.
  • Submit the scholarship application to HEC Sector-9 Islamabad.

After completing the scholarship application process wait to hear back. HEC will select candidates by merit, quality of research, proposal, and potential and scientific exchange program. The final selection will be upon the research work on the development of Pakistan.

Click here to visit the official website of the scholarship or the official website of HEC for more information on the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.

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