The University of Debrecen is one of Hungary’s most referred Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and oldest University. Located in the district of Debrecen, the university has made a full-blown impact on European Education since its inception in 1538.
Courtesy of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship programme by the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF), the University of Debrecen offers a 100% fully-funded scholarship to students from developing (third-world) countries to study on its campus without paying a dime.
A monthly stipend and provision of accommodation are included in the scholarship offer. The scholarship is also open to Undergraduate, Master and Postgraduate candidatures.
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The deadline for the International Scholarship for Developing Countries at the University of Debrecen is 15th January 2023.
For full time programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Palestine, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, People’s Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM is used at OSCE, UN, CoE, EU and NATO fora), Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Serbia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Israel, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Mexican States.
For partial study programmes, students can apply from the following Sending Partners: Georgia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China (only Hudec applicants), Republic of Albania, Republic of Belarus, Republic of India, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States.
Citizens of Hungary including those with dual citizenship would not be considered for the scholarship.
Scholarship Study Location
University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Studies.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Applications will not be considered in the following cases:
- Hungarian citizens (including those with dual citizenships)
- former Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Holders, who are re-applying for studies in the same cycle of education (non-degree studies, bachelor, master, doctoral level) including both full-time and partial study programmes
Number of Scholarships
The number of the International Scholarship for Developing Countries at the University of Debrecen is not disclosed.
Value of Scholarship
- Free tuition for the entire duration of studies, no application or exam fee
- Monthly grant for students of Bachelor, Master or PhD program
- Contribution to accommodation
- Free medical insurance for the entire duration of a BSc, MSc or PhD program
- You may work part-time as a student (max. 20hrs a week), but you will not earn a full living wage
Please note that you will need some extra resources for plane tickets, private accommodation, living costs, books and study materials!
The scholarship duration amounts to the total amount of years required to complete a programme.
- Bachelor programmes: Fulltime: 2-4 years. Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
- Master programmes: Fulltime: 1.5-2 years. Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
- One-tier master programmes: Fulltime: 5-6 years Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
- Doctoral programmes: Fulltime: 2+2 years Partial: 1 or 2 semesters
- Preparatory course in the Hungarian language: 1 year
- Other preparatory and specialisation courses: up to 1 year
If you are ready to submit your application for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, please visit this website.
In case you apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for 2023/24 and you are not interested in the self-financed studies please do not fill out the UD online form, there is no need to submit your application to the University of Debrecen directly.
Please make sure to submit your documents through the Tempus Public Foundation’s online system. In case you are nominated by your home country, we will automatically receive your application from Tempus Public Foundation.
For further information (including additional, program-specific requirements) read carefully the Call for Applications for bachelors, masters, one-tier masters and non-degree programs 2023/2024. On pages 12-13 you will find what documents need to be uploaded with the application. Please note that IELTS is not compulsory, we accept other language exam certificates of the required level as well.