Application for the 2021-2022 Scholarship for Christian Young People in Hungary is now opened. The core mission of the Scholarship 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 and research, the Christian Young People Scholarship holders will return to help their home community with their gained knowledge, and thy will participate in the reconstruction of war-destroyed countries and contribute to improvement of social situation and preservation of culture of Christian communities.
Hungary provides high quality education and its degrees are recognized throughout Europe and beyond. Besides, the living costs is affordable within a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation. The country also has natural beauties combined with a 2000-year-old, rich Hungarian history and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Host Institutions: Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Eötvös Loránd University, Eszterházy Károly University, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Óbuda University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Széchenyi István University, Szent István University, University of Debrecen Urban, University of Dunaújváros, University of Miskolc, University of Pécs, University of Public Service, University of Sopron, University of Szeged, in Hungary.
- Field of Study: Please click here to download the list of available programs with their host institutions.
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: Bachelor programs 2-4 years, Master programs 1.5–2 years, One-tier master programs 5–6 years, Doctoral programs 2+2 years.
- Target group: the 2021-2022 young Christian scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.
Scholarship for Christian Young People in Hungary Benefits
The Scholarship program for Christian Young People in Hungary will offer selected candidates the following Benefits:
- Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
- Monthly stipend:
- Bachelor’s, Master’s and one-tier master’s level: monthly amount of HUF 166,600 (cca. EUR 450) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
- doctoral level: the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF 140,000 (cca EUR 380) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 (cca EUR 490) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies.
NB: Please bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders. It means that the monthly stipend does not fully cover all the costs of living, and therefore, scholarship holders might need to add their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying.
Scholarship for Christian Young People in Hungary Eligibility
In order to apply for the Scholarship program for Christian Young People in Hungary applicants must meet the following criteria.
- The applicants must not have Hungarian citizenship or be a person granted a refugee status, temporary protection, subsidiary protection and humanitarian protection.
- Local Churches are to verify and prove that the applicant belongs to their religious community (List of Churches (PDF)).
- Only applicants with recommendation from the local Church along with the approval of the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for Hungary Helps Program will be awarded with the scholarship. Please note that only letters of recommendation issued by those churches listed in the PDF file above will be accepted.
- Scholarship holders must possess the relevant language and education certificates, degrees requested by the host university of the selected degree program.
- The scholarship holders commit themselves in the scholarship agreement that after the scholarship agreement ends they return to their home countries, if the local security and political conditions allow it so.
- Scholarships are for young applicants who are older than 18 years of age by the time their education starts in Hungary (as of 31 August 2021).
- Be a citizen of Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.
As part of the selection procedure Local Churches of eligible sending countries have the right to rank applicants. In the selection procedure applications will be ranked according to the following priority order of available study fields:
- agriculture, economic studies, medical and health sciences, technology
- computer science, law and administration, political science, teacher training
- natural sciences
- humanities, social sciences, sport sciences.
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Eligible applicants who would like to apply for the Scholarship for the Christian Young People in Hungary must click on the apply button below, register for an account in order to have access to the application system. Please fill in required information and upload required documents.
- Online application form (will need a recent photo of the applicant taken in the last 6 months);
- Motivation Letter (minimum 1 page, typed in Times New Roman 12 point letters);
- Approved Recommendation: Recommendation of the local Christian Church to be approved by the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Program (issued not earlier than 15th November 2020). In those Churches, where there are no Bishops, the Letter of Recommendation must be signed at the highest episcopal level. The recommendation letter must:
- be signed and stamped by the Bishop of the relevant Church (or by the highest relevant episcopal authority, if the Church has no Bishop)
- be written on the official letterhead of the relevant Church
- have the name of the bishop printed on it
- state all the personal details of the applicant (i.e: full name, country of residence, date and place of birth) and the date of issuance.
- Scanned copy of the original proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level determined by the Host Institution;
- School certificates;
- Transcript of Records;
- Medical Certificate (not earlier than 15 November 2020);
- Copy of Identification (Passport). Applicants can upload a copy of their national ID if they do not have a passport at the time of application;
- Research Plan: minimum 2 pages, typed in Times New Roman 12 point font size letters, written in the language of the selected study program (Only for PhD Applicants);
- Statement of the Supervisor: Statement by the Supervisor at the proposed host institution stating that the supervisor will supervise the student’s work (Only for PhD Applicants);
- Letter of Recommendation: one signed Letter of Recommendation from the applicant’s former or current academic supervisor (Only for PhD Applicants);
- Acceptance of Statement for Application in the online system;
Note: Applicants must upload scanned copies of their original documents in the system. All documents should be attached with their translations in the language of the selected study program or in Hungarian. Only files with a maximum size of 4 MB can be uploaded in the system. No hard copies of the above documents are required by the Hungary Helps Agency at the time of application.
Please make sure that you:
- visit the website of the program and your chosen Host Institutions for details about the entrance requirements of study programs, curriculum and so on,
- provide precise contact details and make sure your e-mail address (or any other information) is not mistypes on your application form because all information – including the selection results – will be sent there,
- do not accidentally apply for the wrong study levels (e.g. master studies while you are a Bachelor student) and do not apply to different study levels in one application
- the documents with the correct file formats are uploaded and the files can be opened,
- submit your application until the deadline;
- click on the “submit” button to submit your application after filling in all information and uploading documents
- write down and remember your login name, password and your e-mail address used and the application registration as this information will be useful later (e.g. for accepting the scholarship offer).
It’s highly recommended to
- Increase your chances of getting admitted by applying for 2 different study programs (in order of preference)
- not to use a Hotmail or yahoo e-mail address when submitting your application in order to avoid any technical problems.
Note: Applications must be submitted by clicking on the “submit” button in the application system. Only saved applications will not be considered. No hard copies are required
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