HEC Announced Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2024-25

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2024-25 from Pakistani/Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) nationals for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme (2024-25). This program, initiated by the Hungarian Government, is designed to support studies at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, One-Tier Master’s, and PhD levels.

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Pakistani students who meet the essential eligibility criteria in specified fields and fulfill the requirements of Hungarian universities are eligible to apply for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships in the following programs:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (following completion of 12 years of education)
  2. One-Tier Master’s Degree (after 12 years of education)
  3. Master’s Degree (after 16 years of education)
  4. PhD Degree (after 17 and 18 years of education)


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Eligibility Criteria for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2024

  1. To apply, you need to be a citizen of Pakistan or Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K).
  2. If you’re currently in the final year of your studies or waiting for your results, you’re eligible to apply.
  3. For Bachelor’s (Undergraduate Programs) and One-Tier Master’s degree programs (like DVM, DPharm, Medicine/Dentistry, etc.), you should have completed your HSSC/Intermediate degree or its equivalent before August 01, 2024. If you fail to submit your final degree and transcript on the https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ portal before August 01, 2024, your scholarship will be canceled.
  4. If you’re applying for Master’s (Postgraduate Programs), you need to have finished a 16-year Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree before August 01, 2024. Failure to submit the required documents on https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ before August 01, 2024, will lead to the cancellation of your scholarship.
  5. For PhD Programs, you must have completed a 17/18 years Masters/MS/MPhil degree or equivalent before August 01, 2024. If you don’t submit your final degree and transcript on https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ before August 01, 2024, your scholarship will be canceled.
  6. Unfortunately, there are no Undergraduate Engineering programs available.
  7. There’s no maximum age limit, but for undergraduate programs, applicants need to be at least 18 years old, meaning they should have been born on or before August 31, 2006 (18 years old by August 31, 2024).
  8. Make sure to complete all the fields in both the Hungary application form and the HEC application form; don’t leave any section unfilled.
  9. Certificates, transcripts, and degrees must be validated by authorities like IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of O & A levels from IBCC is mandatory for Bachelor’s (Undergraduate Programs) and One-Tier Master’s degree (OTM).
  10. IELTS/TOEFL scores are required where applicable by Hungarian universities.
  11. Every applicant must submit a medical certificate confirming satisfactory health conditions, issued no earlier than November 15, 2023.
  12. Once selected, you’ll be required to submit a bond to HEC, pledging not to change your field of study after receiving the scholarship. After completing your degree, you must return to Pakistan to serve for a specified period. Failure to do so may result in a penalty determined by HEC.
  13. Applicants must meet additional requirements set by the host Hungarian university, Tempus Public Foundation, and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  14. All applicants must provide HAT or USAT test scores, with a minimum score of 50 out of 100. Those who took the test on or after January 01, 2022, can upload the result on the HEC portal. If you haven’t taken the test yet, you can register at https://etc.hec.gov.pk/. Applications lacking the minimum HAT or USAT test score will not be considered.15. Initial screening/scrutiny will be based on USAT/HAT test scores and federal government quota policy. HEC reserves the right to modify nomination criteria.
  15. Note: If you’re pursuing professional degrees (Medical, Engineering, Nursing, Architecture, Law, Veterinary Medicine, etc.), it’s your responsibility to confirm accreditation from respective councils (e.g., Pakistan Medical Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council, etc.).

Non-Eligibility (Ineligibility):

Applications will not be accepted in the following cases below:

  1. If you hold dual citizenship as a Pakistani.
  2. If your application provides incomplete or misrepresented information. Even if misrepresentation is discovered after the scholarship is awarded, HEC reserves the right to cancel the scholarship in such cases.Financial Coverage for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2024

Tempus Public Foundation takes care of the tuition fees, but for accommodation and health funding, it’s more of a support towards living expenses for scholarship holders. This implies that it doesn’t fully cover all living costs, so students will have to use their own financial resources to cover their complete living expenses in Hungary.

Available Programs

You can find the list of HEC-approved study fields. Below are the Medicine & Dentistry degree programs, aligned with the list A countries outlined by the Pakistan Medical Commission.

1) University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary

Website Link: http://www.med.u-szeged.hu/fs.

2) Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary

Website Link: https://semmelweis.hu/english/

3) University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary

Website Link: https://www.edu.unideb.hu/index.php

4) University of Pécs, Medical School, Hungary

Website Link: https://international.pte.hu/.

 

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program deadline

January 15, 2024 is a last date to apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program.

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How to Apply for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program 2024

  • Applicants must make sure to complete the online application process on both the Hungarian and HEC websites. If the application isn’t submitted on both sites following Steps (1) and (2), it won’t move forward for consideration.
  • Initially, there’s no need for hard copies of applications and documents. However, applicants should keep a record of all submitted documents and have printed copies of both application forms from both the HEC and Hungarian websites.
  • As the selection process progresses, applicants will be requested to submit hard copies, including the online application forms from both websites, along with attested photocopies of all original documents. Original medical and police clearance certificates will also be necessary at later stages of the application process.




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