New Hungarian Scholarships for SA students

Technical University iStock compressedAn agreement has been signed between the Government of South Africa and the Hungarian Government offering 100 fully funded scholarships to South African students to study at participating public universities in Hungary.

The application process opened on 30 January 2017 and closes on 5 March 2017.

Courses will be taught in English or Hungarian official language. Students applying for studies conducted in Hungarian will be required to do a one-year preparatory course before commencing with their degree studies.

The qualifications offered are all at degree level. There are 30 Bachelors, 60 Masters and 10 PhD spaces available in various academic fields including natural sciences, engineering, IT, business management, agriculture, human resources and food sciences among others.

Application for the scholarship is open to all South African citizens with a strong academic record and an interest in studying in Hungary. Applicants should also demonstrate commitment to the development of South Africa and must be available to study abroad from September 2017. Furthermore, all applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into a similar programme at a South African university.

The scholarship offers tuition, accommodation and medical insurance. Application forms are available to download from the following website:


Further details on the scholarship and information about studying and living in Hungary are available at

Please take note candidates can apply for the scholarship without a passport, and if they are recommended, the Department will request them to apply for their passport thereafter.


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Posted in February 2017

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