DHET Hungarian Government International Scholarship for South Africans 2024 – 2025

By | February 1, 2019

DHET Hungarian Government International Scholarship for South Africans 2024 – 2025


The South African Government have entered into an agreement with the Hungarian Government to award 100 scholarships for South African students to study at public universities in Hungary. Scholarships will be awarded in the following ratio: 30 Bachelors-level scholarships, 60 Masters-level scholarships, and 10 PhD-level scholarships

Most courses will be taught in English, those applying for courses taught in Hungarian will be required participate in a year long preparatory course before starting their studies.
Scholarships will be awarded in the following fields of study:
Bachelors degrees:

  • agricultural science and food science
  • engineering and information technology
  • natural sciences and sustainable environment

Masters degrees:

  • adult education
  • agricultural science and food science
  • economics, business and management studies and tourism
  • engineering (mining engineering, information technology)
  • human resources development
  • Hungarian language studies
  • international relations and European studies
  • natural sciences (biotechnology, bioenergetics and renewable energy)
  • physical education and coaching

PhD degrees:

  • All fields of study



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Have achieved a strong academic record with a minimum overall average of 60%
  • Willing and able to study in Hungary from September 2019
  • Committed to the development of South Africa
  • Meet the minimum criteria to enter into the selected programme in Hungary and a similar programme in South African
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The application process is comprised of 2 parts:
1) Download and complete the DHET Hungary Scholarship Application Form (pdf)
Email the completed application form to hungaryscholarships@dhet.gov.za (please do not send any other documentation to this email address)
2) Complete the application and upload your supporting documentation online via the Tempus Public Foundation website (www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu)
*Please note: both stages of the application must be complete for you to be considered

Those applying for qualifications taught in Hungarian, must complete a language preparatory course (1 year) and should only apply for the language course and not for a degree.

PHD applicants: visit http://www.doktori.hu before applying, to obtain information about Hungarian doctoral schools, research fields and topics and doctoral student supervisors. Thesis topic proposals can be found at: http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=115|lang=EN

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5 March 2019.


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Department of Higher Education and Training: International Scholarships
Tel: 012 312 5287
Email: internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za
Visit The DHET International Scholarships website (http://www.internationalscholarships.dhet.gov.za/HUNGARYSCHOLARSHIP.html) for:
-Guide for the Hungarian online application
-DHET application form
-List of available courses and institutions
-Language preparatory course
-Information about living and studying in Hungary
-PhD these topic proposals
-Information for PhD candidates

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Bursaries Open All Year Round