Reboot your roots with the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship!





Fulfil your professional dreams while you explore your Hungarian heritage – the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship gives you an exceptional chance to develop both personally and academically. While studying in Hungary, you can discover the thousand-year-old Hungarian history and culture, experience unique Hungarian traditions and also enhance your Hungarian language skills.

As a Diaspora Scholarship holder, you can receive an internationally recognised degree at a top-level Hungarian higher education institution and acquire highly competitive knowledge to advance both personally and academically. You can choose from a wide range of programmes taught in English or Hungarian that cover all higher education fields at all degree levels. At the University of Pécs you can choose between 280 study programs. The Diaspora Scholarship is also an excellent opportunity to build your professional network and discover everything about the country in a supporting and welcoming student environment!

Provisions covered by the scholarship:

- Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
- Monthly stipend (upon request)
- Accommodation: dormitory placement OR a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period. (upon request)
- Medical insurance

Mission of the Scholarship

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.

Who can apply?

You may have the chance to become a Diaspora Scholarship holder, if you are living in a diaspora, or you are a foreign citizen with a foreign address, and you have been living abroad for at least 10 years in a row, and you have been doing your secondary education outside Hungray for the past 4 years. The programme is available for the members of a Hungarian diaspora living in any country outside of the European Union, the Republic of Serbia or the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine. You can find further information about diasporas here. The prerequisite to submitting an application is acquiring a recommendation from the local diaspora organisation or the Hungarian delegation. Regarding the issuance of the recommendation, it is advised to contact the diaspora organisations and delegations 1 or 2 months prior to submitting the application.

How to apply?

If you wish to apply to one of our study programmes with Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship, you need to apply through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation and choose your selected study programme at the University of Pécs as your first priority. 



Register in the system by providing your basic personal information. Please, make sure you fill in your citizenship correctly, as this enables you to see the available study programmes. Please, write down your unique applicant access code and keep it in a safe place.


Log in to the system with your unique applicant access code.


Choose your study programme at the University of Pécs by selecting:

  • specific institution: the University of Pécs
  • study level: bachelor OR master OR doctoral
  • study modes: full degree studies OR partial/exchange studies
  • choose English or Hungarian as your language of study

You can choose a maximum of two study programmes (as first and second priorities).


Set the priorities of your selected study programmes at the University of Pécs (first and optionally a second priority too).


Finish the remaining sections of the online application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application by 24 January! You can download the required medical certificate of the University of Pécs here.


Applications with validated recommendations will be evaluated by the University of Pécs by 30 May.


Successful applicants will receive their Letter of Admission and Letter of Award (by July 15 latest) so they can start arranging their travel to Pécs!

More information on the application process can be found on the official website of the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Program

You can find the operational regulations of the scholarship programme in English here, the Hungarian version can be accessed here.

Contact us

The Stipendium Hungaricum Office of the University of Pécs is responsible for the institution-wide coordination of the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Program. Our office connects students, their faculties and Tempus Public Foundation in order to provide the smooth operation of the Program.

 Please, contact us if you have problems, questions related to:

  • Signing your Diaspora contract with the University of Pécs
  • Signing the attendance form
  • Receiving your stipend and accommodation support
  • Extension of your scholarship
  • Changing majors or institutions

With study-related issues please, always turn to your registrar’s office.

Contact information:
Address: 7622 Pécs, Vasvári Pál utca 4.  1st floor, Office 103.
Phone: +36 72 501 500 / extension 12422
Office hours: Tuesday: 13:00-15:00 Thursday: 09:00-10:00

We are looking forward to meeting you in our office!

Contact information of Tempus Public Foundation


E-mail: diasporascholarship{at}

Phone: +36 (1) 236 5045

 If you are looking for a specific person at Tempus Public Foundation, you may find his/her contact on their website