Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People


Hungary provides high quality education in the heart of Europe. Today, there is a growing demand of international students to study in Hungary. Besides the quality of education and degrees recognised throughout Europe and beyond, students are attracted by the affordable living costs with an extremely favourable cost-to-value ratio, a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation, the central location of the country in Europe and the unspoiled natural beauties combined with a 2000 year-old, rich Hungarian history and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hungary is also within the top countries with the highest number of scientific Nobel Prize Winners per capita, and a numerous scientific inventions from Vitamin C to Rubik’s cube and so on.

The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith. After completing their studies, the scholarship holders will return to help their home community with their gained knowledge, and they will participate in the reconstruction of war-destroyed countries and contribute to improvement of social situation and preservation of culture of Christian communities.

The Programme is managed by the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and Hungary Helps Programme and organized by the Tempus Public Foundation.


Dear Prospective Applicants,

The Call for Application for the Scholarship Programme for Young Christian People for the 2019/20 academic year is now available.

Please note that the online application system  will open at the end of January 2019, therefore we suggest to check back regularly.

In the meantime, you are kindly advised to read the Call for Application 2019-20 and the updated  Rules and Regulations carefully, and start preparing your application documents.


The deadline for submitting the applications will be 20 March 2019.

Should you have any questions regarding the Call for Applications or the Programme, please read our FAQ section or contact us at

We are looking forward to welcome you among our scholarship holders.




Scholarships are available for bachelor, master and one-tier master programmes

Available Scholarship


Qualifications at the end of programme

Available study modes

Degree programmes

Bachelor programmes

2-4 years

BA or BSc degree

full time

Master programmes

1.5-2 years

MA or MSc degree

full time

One-tier master programmes

5-6 years

MA or MSc degree

full time


Note about one-tier master programmes:

In the Hungarian education system, one-tier master programmes cover both the bachelor and the master level of studies; therefore it is an undivided master programme that results in a master degree. These one-tier programmes are offered in specific study fields such as general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, forestry engineering, etc.


More information: 

Rules and Regulation (English version)

Rules and Regulation (Hungarian version)


Last modified: 15-01-2019