The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

  • provides free tuition, dormitory, health insurance and monthly scholarship for the whole duration of the PhD program on our Faculty;
  • eligible programs vary per countries;
  • the application deadline you can check on Stipendium Hungaricum official website →.
We expect applications of
  • foresters,
  • environmentalists,
  • horticulturists,
  • ecological engineers,
  • agricultural engineers (including economics, environmental, rural development, and mechanical courses),
  • landscape designers,
  • veterinarians,
  • applied zoologists,
  • biologists,
  • biology teachers,
  • etc.

to our Doctoral School →.


The Stipendium Hungaricum program is a governmental scholarship program that aims to offer scholarships and study opportunities to the citizens of certain countries outside of EU.
The countries included in the program need to have a valid bilateral educational cooperation plan signed by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources and the relevant ministry of the specific country responsible for education.
The scholarships are valid for studies in Hungarian state universities or state colleges in scientific fields determined in the bilateral educational cooperation plans. Programs include full BA/BSc, MA/MSc and PhD studies in Hungarian state accredited higher education institutions.
The scholarships are awarded by the Hungarian Minister responsible for education based on the nomination of the Tempus Public Foundation. The pre-selection of the candidates is carried out by the Ministry of Education of the given country or by the scholarship board appointed by that ministry.
Each and every candidate needs to take an entrance exam in order to be eligible for the scholarship program. The Hungarian higher education institution is responsible for informing the candidates about the entrance exam criteria. The selection procedure ends with the list of successful applicants being forwarded to the Sending Partner by the Tempus Public Foundation. Applicants are informed about their results by the ministry of education of the country of the applicant, or by the national scholarship office/agency.
The Tempus Public Foundation is responsible for the assessment of the scholarships. The applicant who is awarded the scholarship receives the following allowances:
The applicant’s tuition fee is fully covered during the entire period of the program he/she is participating in.
The applicant receives a monthly scholarship for the complete calendar year which is financed by the host institution. As per the current rules the sum of the scholarship is 40.460 HUF/month in case of full-time graduate programs, BA/BSc and MA/MSc programs; and 100.000 HUF/month in case of PhD programs.
Every participant of the scholarship program is guaranteed a place in a dormitory or, in case of lack of capacity, a sum of HUF 30.000/month covering the costs of accommodation for the whole calendar year.
The applicant receives free health insurance for the entire period of the program he/she is participating in.
The sender countries participating in the program are on Stipendium Hungaricum official website →.


Before application

  1. Read the Stipendium Huingaricum official homepage →.
  2. Check the proposed themes →.
  3. Ask me about your research plan and I can help you to find your supervisor.

Start now and finish the application process until deadline. The application page is open until January 15th, 2021.

Before to travel to Sopron pick up some useful information →.

After arriving to Sopron

The Faculty of Forestry helps for foreign students. The staff of Dean's Office help during the entire period of his/her studies at the Faculty: help in adopting to Hungarian conditions and surroundings, familiarisation with our culture, city and University.
The Stipendium Hungaricum students are expected to arrive during the registration week. The mentors contact the foreign students before their arrival, welcome them at the railway-station and accompany them to the dormitory. During the next days with the help of the mentors and the colleagues of the Dean's Office the students will apply for residence permit at the Immigration Office, for health insurance at the National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary, for tax registration number at the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary, for student card and they will open a bank account.

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Faculty of Forestry
Office of the Dean
H-9400 Sopron Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u 4.
Phone: +36-99-518-258