Grants and Scholarships



The Hungarian government funds various grant and scholarship programmes to facilitate the internationalisation of the Hungarian higher education system. Foreign students can apply for different study modes from bachelor to PhD programmes. The types of scholarship opportunities available for foreign students, including PhD students, are listed below in detail. 



When applying for a PhD in Hungary, there is no centralised application service for Hungarian PhDs. Instead, you can apply directly to a university (or its doctoral school) and seek admission to its doctoral programme. 

To find specific information on completing a doctoral programme in Hungary, visit

Details on the formalities of moving to Hungary can be found under Essential Information. 




International grant and scholarship programmes are designed to help students, professors and young professionals explore opportunities abroad on all study levels. From short study visits to full PhD programmes, multiple scholarship forms ensure flexible opportunities in Hungary. Find a list of programmes through which you can apply to Hungary below. 




CEEPUS is a mobility scholarship programme in the field of higher education, designed to support student and teacher exchanges, the organisation of summer schools, special courses and student excursions by developing long-term academic cooperation between partner institutions within the participating countries. The programme strengthens the strategic role of the CEE region.

Applications can be submitted to accredited higher education institutions of the participating countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia.

The CEEPUS mobility scholarship offers:

  • Student mobility for one semester or trimester for all study levels (3 to 5 months). 
  • Short term mobility for students working on bachelor/master thesis, or doctoral dissertation ( 1 or 2 months). 
  • Short term excursions and study visits. 




Browse the EURAXESS database of funding opportunities ​​​​here.