Stipendium Hungaricum Dissertation Scholarship for doctoral students graduating

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) announces a Dissertation Scholarship application for Stipendium Hungaricum doctoral students who have obtained their pre-degree certificate (absolutorium) in the academic year 2022/2023 spring semester, but have not yet received their doctoral degree.

The application deadline is 25 April 2023 23:59 CET.

The duration of the Stipendium Hungaricum Dissertation Scholarship starts in the month following the last month of the semester in which the doctoral student obtains their absolutorium and lasts for the number of awarded months, but no later than the calendar month of the public defense of the thesis. The maximum duration of the SH dissertation scholarship is 8 months. The online application system can be found here: The list of scholarship awardees will be decided by the Board of Trustees of the TPF until the end of July 2023.

Who can apply?

Only those Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders are eligible to apply

  • who obtain their absolutorium in the spring semester of the 2022/2023 academic year (from 1 st of February 2023 to 31st of August 2023) but shall finish their dissertation after the end of their student status and
  • for whom it is an absolute necessity to stay in Hungary to finalize their doctoral activity

Provisions covered by the scholarship

The scholarship holder shall receive the following provisions over the duration of the Scholarship:

➢ Monthly stipend

- HUF 180,000 per month for the 1st , 2 nd , 3 rd months of the scholarship period

- HUF 140,000 per month for the 4th, 5th, 6th months of the scholarship period

- HUF 43,700 per month for the 7th and 8th months of the scholarship period

➢ Accommodation contribution - there is no contribution to the accommodation within this scholarship

➢ Medical insurance - medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000, arranged by the host institution with a Social Security Card

It is important to emphasize that those who are awarded a Dissertation Scholarship is not eligible for the one-time HUF 400,000 graduation allowance upon completion of their defence.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to the online application system:

  • a letter of justification from their supervisor in Hungarian, explaining why the applicant needs the scholarship and why it is necessary for them to stay in Hungary. The letter should contain the Supervisor’s professional opinion on the dissertation and the applicant’s work in general; with respect to, the number of months suggested for funding should be indicated as well. The letter of justification must be signed by the Supervisor and the Head of the Doctoral School (please note that those applicants who submit this document in the English language will be automatically rejected)
  • motivation letter (at least one page), containing a detailed explanation for their need of the scholarship and the necessity of the scholarship holder’s presence in Hungary during the scholarship period - monthly work plan for the proposed scholarship period
  • class-plan for all the four classes to be taught by the scholarship holder during the scholarship period All scholarship holders are obligated to teach at least four (4) classes during the fall semester of academic year 2023/2024.
  • absolutorium (if you have not received this yet from your university, you will have a chance to upload it later, but no later than the last day of the semester, 31st of January during the autumn semester and 31st of August during the spring semester)

Stipendium Hungaricum Dissertation Scholarship for doctoral students graduating 2

For further details of the dissertation scholarship and the application procedure please see the Call for Application!


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