Study in Budapest: Hungary Looks for 35 Filipino Students to Study for Free

Budapest is not only a famous party song, but this news could be a reason for you to party, as well. The Embassy of Hungary has announced that it has extended the agreement between Hungary and the Philippines to make it possible for 35 new talented Filipino students to study for free in Hungary each year.

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Based on the bilateral agreement between Hungary and the Philippines, the former will provide the opportunity for 35 new students from the Philippines to study for free in one of the 30 participating Hungarian universities’ full degree programs.

Study in Budapest: Hungary Looks for 35 Filipino Students to Study for Free
Credits: Stipendium Hungaricum

Available Scholarship Grants to Filipinos Who Wish to Study in Hungary Extended

According to the announcement released by the Embassy of Hungary, the deadline for applications is on Jan. 16, the Manila Bulletin reported.

This is exciting news for those who are interested to embark on a life-changing endeavor to the heart of Europe for free.

Study in Budapest: Hungary Looks for 35 Filipino Students to Study for Free
Study in Hungary, the Place to be

Hungary is an exciting, diverse, and safe destination for international students. There are plenty of great universities you can choose from; the excellent quality of life and low costs also make the European nation a great opportunity that’s hard to pass.

The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program, which was established in 2013 to attract top foreign students from all around the world, is the most prestigious higher education scholarship program of the Hungarian government. The program offers a wide range of courses for international students who can establish personal and professional attachments to Hungary while enjoying competitive education with an excellent academic track record.

Upon graduation, the scholars shall return to their home countries with marketable skills and knowledge, they can build civil, political, and economic relationships, contributing to Hungary’s image and recognition abroad.

As a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder, you can focus on your academic advancement. On top of the tuition, the scholarship offers accommodation, health insurance, and a stipend for living expenses. For those interested, you may visit for details.

What Scholarships Are Available?

Interested applicants may apply for a full degree undergraduate program (BA/BSc – two to four years) and graduate programs (MS/MSc – 1.5 to two years). The main fields on offer are the following:

  • agriculture and sustainable development,
  • medicine,
  • water management,
  • engineering and hydrology,
  • architecture and protection of natural heritage,
  • natural sciences and environmental studies, as well as
  • Full-degree doctoral programs (Ph.D., DLA – four years) in any academic field.

Moreover, the bilateral agreement designates CHED as the official selection authority for Stipendium scholarship students in the Philippines. Aside from applying online to the chosen Hungarian university, you also have to submit your documents to the CHED International Affairs Staff (IAS) through on or before Jan. 20.

Those who qualify in any of the available scholarship offers will be invited to a panel interview by the CHED scholarship screening committee (SCC), which is composed of representatives from the CHED, Department of Foreign Affairs, National Economic Development Authority, and the University of the Philippines. The schedule of the panel interview is in February.

For those who will qualify for the program, you may contact the CHED-IAS at (632) 8441-0750 for the confirmation of the schedule for personal interview.

Video: Stipendium Hungaricum – Hungary Scholarship

Here’s a short clip posted in the Stipendium Hungaricum official website:

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