DHET Hungarian Government International Scholarship for South Africans 2020 – 2021


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:

Masters degrees:

PhD degrees:



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:



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


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