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.




We hereby inform all applicants that the deadline for submitting applications is now extended, and the new deadline is : 31st March, 2019 23:59 (CET).


Please check the modified Call for applications for further details.


We are happy to announce that applications for doctoral level studies are also available from today!

The deadline for submitting the applications is 20 March 2019.

Please check the relevant details in the updated  Call for Applications for the applicants for doctoral studies.

We highly recommend for all applicants for doctoral level studies to read the updated rules and regulations of the programme. 


Further general information:

1. The Application is completely free!

We have received questions regarding the charge of the application. Please note, that the whole process of application is absolutely free of charge. 


2. Please apply here:


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.


3. The deadline for submitting the applications is 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, one-tier master and doctoral 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


Doctoral programmes

2+2 years

doctoral 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 pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, law, veterinary surgery, forestry engineering, etc.

Note about doctoral programmes:

According to the current Hungarian legislation, the duration of doctoral programmes is 8 semesters. The doctoral studies consist of two different phases: the first one is a two-year long period for professional training and research, while the second two-year long section is for research and dissertation. At the end of the first 4 semesters, doctoral students are obliged to take a complex exam in order to assess the educational and research progress of the student. Doctoral students can only continue with the second two-year phase if they pass this exam. The amount of the monthly scholarship is different is these two phases of doctoral programmes. Please see section 1.3 about financial details and section 3.2.2. about the details of application for doctoral programmes.


More information: 

Rules and Regulations (English version)

Rules and Regulations (Hungarian version)


Last modified: 19-06-2019