How to Study for Free as an International student in Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe
Wether you are thinking of advancing your career in a specific field of study or you just finished your Bachelors program and will love a shot at a Masters Program, we all understand that education is an important and integral part of our personal and career development, however studying abroad can be very expensive depending on your study destination and financial capabilities.
Studying in Budapest is relatively cheap when compared to other parts of Europe or around the world. It offers varieties of scholarships opportunities and free funding schemes for education, tuition fees in Budapest averages 1500/semester – 3200/semester (Depends on Choice of Program).
From the Stipendium Hungarian Government scholarship to the Erasmus EU scholarships, we all want free things, and one of the ultimate thing, we definitely will love not to be asked to pay for is our Education.
So here are the top 83 scholarships offered by universities in Budapest, Hungary and how to apply for them. Some of these scholarships are categorised as Internal (offered by the university) and external (offered by the university in partnership with government and private organisations).
1. Central European University |Scholarships| Available on the Study in budapest Mobile App
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and tuition awards available to students from any country. In addition to its financial aid, CEU rewards academic excellence of its current students through various research grants and achievement awards.
Students interested in applying for CEU financial aid must submit their application by the relevant application deadline.
The CEU Master’s Excellence Scholarship
Covers the full cost of tuition and medical insurance. In addition, excellence scholarship recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of 96,000 HUF, designed to assist with the cost of meals and miscellaneous expenses. Single or shared housing in the CEU Residence Center is offered to a number of scholarship recipients based on academic merit. Students who permanently reside in Budapest are not eligible for CEU housing. Scholarship recipients who were awarded housing in the CEU’s Residence Center have the option to decline it. In such cases, however, CEU does not cover the costs of alternative accommodation.
The CEU Master’s Scholarship
Covers the full cost of tuition and medical insurance. In addition, scholarship recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of 50,000 HUF,designed to assist with the cost of meals and miscellaneous expenses. Single or shared housing in the CEU Residence Center is offered to a number of scholarship recipients based on academic merit. Students who permanently reside in Budapest are not eligible for CEU housing. Scholarship recipients who were awarded housing in the CEU’s Residence Center have the option to decline it. In such cases, however, CEU does not cover the costs of alternative accommodation.
CEU Doctoral Scholarships
The CEU Doctoral Scholarship covers tuition and medical insurance. In addition, recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of 220,000 HUF calculated to cover educational and accommodation costs (Economics and Business Administration PhD students receive a monthly stipend of 250,000 HUF). Students need to budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals.
CEU General Alumni Scholarship
Funded by donations from CEU graduates, the Alumni Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to community service as well as the potential to help build strong CEU alumni communities around the world after graduation. This scholarship is only available for incoming students and awarded for one academic year.
U.S. Federal Loan
The U.S. government offers Federal Stafford Loan for U.S. citizens to assist them with their education costs during their studies at a university. “The Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” made several changes to the federal student aid programs. Beginning July 1, 2010, all new Stafford, PLUS, and Consolidation loans for eligible U.S. students can only be made under the so-called Federal Direct Loan Program. In this program the federal loan comes directly from the U.S. government and not from lenders.
Other Scholarships offered at Central European University
Awarded to Hungarian students pursuing an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies, who are committed to using their degrees to make a lasting impact as leaders in Hungary through cultural heritage management and policy.
For Roma students to study in one of CEU’s Masters programs.
Deborah Harding Scholarship*
Awarded to a Roma student to enroll in the School of Public Policy’s one-year MA in Public Policy.
Partial scholarship for high achieve students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Future of Big Data Scholarship & Training Program*
A scholarship and mentoring program for students pursuing the MSc in Business Analytics or the MSc in Finance, who are passionate about programming and data analysis (may be awarded as full or partial).
George Soros Leadership Fund Scholarship
Awarded to students from exceptional circumstances who embody open society ideals.
Peter Hangartner Scholarship
Annually awarded to an outstanding second-year student in the economics department who earns the highest GPA during their first year of studies.
Peter A. Nadosy Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a Hungarian student entering a CEU MA program who demonstrates exceptional merit and financial need.
South Balkan Scholarship
Supporting students from Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and Kosovo entering the School of Public Policy’s two-year MPA program.
*See scholarship description for further information on eligibility and special application requirements. Scholarships not designated with an asterisk (*) are awarded by CEU’s scholarship committee as part of the admissions and financial aid awarding process. Students are informed of any scholarship awards prior to matriculation, generally as part of the acceptance offer.
CEU Financial Support to Enrolled Students
1. Erasmus Mobility Scheme
Students enrolled at CEU wishing to spend three to 12 months studying at another country’s institution may be eligible for an Erasmus study grant. This grant contributes towards covering the difference in living expenses abroad.
2. Academic Awards
CEU provides incentives for academic excellence and rewards those promising students who, with their work, have shown outstanding academic potential. Academic awards are granted to both master’s and doctoral students.
3. Research and Travel Funds
CEU believes in giving its students opportunities to access as much knowledge as possible. That is why the University provides Travel Grants for students, contributing to the cost of traveling abroad and attending academic conferences. All travel-related costs are covered, as well as conference fees, accommodation and administrative costs. In addition, Short-Research Grants help students enhance their dissertations. Doctoral students are eligible to receive one such award during their second or third year of study. Master’s students may receive such grants organized by their departments.
4. Doctoral Research Support Grant
The Doctoral Research Support Grant Program (DRSG) is designed to help students enrolled in CEU doctoral programs wishing to spend time researching or studying at another recognized university, institute, or research center. The deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.
5. Praesidium Libertatis Scholarship at Leiden University
CEU degree students who are currently enrolled may apply for the Leiden-CEU Praesidium Libertatis Scholarship that allows them to participate in graduate degree programs at Leiden University. The deadline for applications is February 17, 2017.
6. Winter School Grant
CEU funds a limited number of winter school grants each academic year for doctoral students who have passed their comprehensive examination and exceptional cases the committee will consider applications from 2nd year MA students.
7. Summer School Grant
CEU funds a limited number of summer school grants each academic year for doctoral students who have passed their comprehensive examination. Doctoral students whose comprehensive exam is scheduled for the fall semester after completion of their first-year obligations may also be considered for the grant. The call for summer school grants is usually circulated via email towards the end of the winter semester. The application deadline is May 5, 2017.
2. Budapest Metropolitan University |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
Metropolitan Academic Scholarship
International students enrolled in our business and communication programs may be refunded the full amount of the tuition fee of the current semester provided they are amongst the top achievers in their field.
Metropolitan TATA Scholarship
One of the world’s biggest technology provider companies, TATA Consultancy Services has entered into a long-term strategic cooperation with Metropolitan offering a scholarship for one International Business BA student each semester. Selection is competitive and the scholarship amount is equal to the full tuition fee for one semester.
Metropolitan Creative Scholarship
The Grant supports and rewards the most exciting and creative ideas, which are constructive and useful for the Metropolitan community. In 2014 five students were awarded in topics such as the ’Prezi study group’ or the ’be more open-minded, be more international’ initiative. The winners received a grant covering their full tuition fee for two semseters.
Metropolitan Start-Up Program
The Program awards innovative project plans by students that also create values. The winners are granted a maximum of HUF 1 million per project allocated for the implementation of the plan. In 2014 such creative ideas were awarded as the Nemundir online role playing game or the establishment of Réka Gottlieb’s own fashion label.
Offers the opportunity to study or work abroad for a semester, gaining international experience, improved language skills and a wide network of international friends. The aim of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility is to increase student and staff mobility between EU and non-EU countries, work on joint projects and share good practices.
Program is designed to improve the quality of Hungarian higher education with special focus on employability and increase the international presence and status of Hungarian higher educational institutions. The project supports the mobility of students and helps to increase the international marketing and internationalization of Hungarian higher education.
The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)
Offer opportunities in more than 70 institutions in Mexico, for studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program.
Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
The scholarships are available to students and researchers who are descendants of forced laborers (in which case a letter of proof is necessary) or come from countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime
MNB Scholarship of Excellence
Based on its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, MNB is strongly committed to and active in the creation of values in the field of economics within the frame of which the Central Bank supports a scholarship program entitled “MNB Scholarship of Excellence”.
Winning applicants are granted the amount of the above scholarship as “MNB Scholarship of Excellence” in monthly installments of HUF 30 000 due for ten months within an academic year (for the period from September to June) in case the student meets the criteria of eligibility for the scholarship.
The MNB Scholarship of Excellence may be granted to 15 students participating in bachelor programs and 1 student pursuing his/her studies at a master program.
Programs eligible for funding:
- a) Bachelor programs: Business Administration and Management, International Business Economics, Finance and Accounting
b) Master programs: Management and Leadership
Ceepus Freemover Mobility Scholarships
For university students and lecturers to Hungary in the winter semester of the academic year 2016/2017. CEEPUS is an acronym for “Central European Exchange Program for University Studies”. Current member countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Prishtina/Kosovo is also participating.
Metropolitan Communication Foundation Scholarship
For international students in the English language programs
With regard to the pro bono objectives and public interest activities of Metropolitan Communication Foundation, the education of students who hold foreign citizenship and participate in the full-time English-language undergraduate or graduate programs of Budapest Metropolitan University is a worthy cause to support. Students may apply to Metropolitan Communication Foundation for the support of his/her tuition fee specified by Budapest Metropolitan University. Students holding foreign citizenship may apply for the scholarship in each semester during the length of their program in case their corrected credit index is 3.0 or higher. The amount of the scholarship is EUR 1,000/person/semester.
3. International Business School |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
IBS offers two kinds of scholarships for BSc students, the Starter Scholarship for new students and the Academic Scholarship for enrolled students after the first semester of studies.
IBS Starter Scholarships
The IBS Starter Scholarship offers to cover 50% of the first year tuition fee for applicants for any Buckingham-validated English-language Bachelor programme of IBS who, in addition to general entry requirements, meet the following criteria:
Age limit: 18-25 (at the time of the scholarship application)
IELTS overall band score 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL 90 iBT (the certificate should not be older than 2 years)
Students should first apply online for the Bachelor programme of IBS and upload the required documents (high school diploma or latest transcript if diploma is not acquired yet, passport and IELTS or TOEFL language certificate). Students are supposed to indicate simultaneously their respective wish to be granted IBS Starter scholarship.
IBS Academic Scholarship
BSc students with excellent academic achievement may, upon request, receive a partial scholarship, in which case the IBS Foundation shall cover part of their semesterly tuition fee for one semester, in two categories:
Category I: partial scholarship covering 75% of the next semester’s tuition fee
Conditions of application (with reference to the preceding semester):
the student has delivered at least 80% of the modules defined by the respective standard curriculum
the student has acquired all coursework and examination marks prescribed
the arithmetic average of the student’s module-final marks is at least 75%
the student had no failed exams
none of the student’s module-final marks is lower than 70 percent
Category II: partial scholarship covering 50% of the next semester’s tuition fee
Conditions of application (with reference to the preceding semester):
the student has delivered at least 80% of the modules defined by the respective standard curriculum
the student has acquired all coursework and examination marks prescribed
the arithmetic average of the student’s module-final marks is at least 75%
the student had no failed exams
maximum two of the student’s module-final marks are lower than 70 percent
IBS Academic Scholarship is available from the second semester of year 1, but cannot be used together with the Starter Scholarship.
Latin American Master’s Scholarship
The Latin American Master’s Scholarship offers 20% discount from the programme fee for applicants for any Master’s programme that IBS offers in cooperation with The University of Buckingham (Financial Management, Human Resource Management, International Management, Marketing Management).
Applicant must meet the following criteria in addition to the general entry requirements:
must be a citizen of a non-English speaking Central or South American country.
must have IELTS with overall band score 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL 90 iBT. The language certificate should not be older than 2 years.
must attach a motivation letter to the scholarship email (minimum 200 words).
IBS has the following regional scholarship funds available for a limited number of students:
Latin America Scholarship fund
India Scholarship fund
China Scholarship fund
South-East Asia Scholarship fund
Sub-Saharan Scholarship fund
Non-EU, Eastern and South-Europe(including Turkey) Scholarship fund
Central Asia Scholarship fund
EU Scholarship fund
The Starter Scholarship cannot be used together with the Academic Scholarship.
4. Eotvos Lorand University |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
is a scholarship program for foreign students, founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013. The program aims to promote cultural understanding, economic and cultural relations between Hungary and other countries.
The scholarship can be awarded to citizens of the following countries:
For full time programs, students can apply from the following sending partners:
Arab Republic of Egypt, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Morocco, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Palestine, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, People’s Republic of China (including the Hudec scholarships), Republic of Albania, Republic of Angola, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM is used at OSCE, UN, CoE, EU and NATO fora), Republic of Moldova, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Serbia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Yemen, Russian Federation, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State of Israel, Syrian Arab Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisian Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Mexican States
For part time programs, students can apply from the following sending partners:
Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanese Republic, Mongolia, People’s Republic of China (only Hudec applicants), Republic of Albania, Republic of Belarus, Republic of India, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Mexican States
Revelant for every full-time scholarship holder:
No tuition fee
In case of non-degree, BA/BSc, MA/MSc and one-tier master level programs: HUF 40,460 /month (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
In case of doctoral programs: HUF 140,000 /month (cca EUR 450) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF 180 000 (cca EUR 580) for the second phase (4 semesters), for 12 months a year, until completion of studies
Dormitory place or additional contribution to accommodation costs: HUF 40,000 (EUR 130)
Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65 000 (cca EUR 205) a year/person
ELTE, offers a wide range of degree programs to Stipendium Hungaricum students.
Fields of studies: Faculty of Education and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences
EEA Grants Scholarship
Objective of the program:
Successful applicants to the EEA Grants Scholarship – Student Mobility Program can receive scholarship for 6 weeks traineeship in Norway.
Expected amount of the scholarship: 30€/day + 500€ for one-time travel costs
The list of documents to attach to the application is to be found on the Application Form.
- has completed at least two semesters in higher education;
- is enrolled student of ELTE; (Active status is in Neptun)
Students receiving an EEA Grants Scholarship enjoy the rights and are expected to fulfil the obligations set out by the Erasmus Student Charter
5. Corvinus University Budapest |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
Ciência sem Fronteiras (Science Without Borders)
Degree and exchange students from Brazil within the mobility program Ciência sem Fronteiras (Science Without Borders) Please check the programmes offered by Corvinus University and Apply (More information)
GATE (knowledge management Technology transfer and Education programme) is an Erasmus Mundus mobility project funded by the European Commission (2012 – 2016). It will provide 103 scholarships to students at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD, post-doc researchers and staff) from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam to the European consortium partners.
Also Available at Corvinus university .
The International Visegrad Fund offers Master’s Scholarships for study/research projects of 1 to 4 semesters.
Citizens of the following countries can apply: Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Croatia (HR), the Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), the Russian Federation (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA). The same rules are applicable to Kosovar scholars.
Applicants whose current (i.e. at the time of applying) university or employer is further than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute are eligible for a travel grant.
The following scholarship schemes are available:
- Intra-Visegrad Scholarships
For scholars coming from one of the V4 countries (CZ, HU, PL or SK) who plan to study in any V4 country other than that of their citizenship.
- Out-Going Scholarship
For outstanding students or Master’s degree holders from V4 countries to study at acknowledged universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in AL, AM, AZ, BY, BA, HR, GE, MK, MD, ME, RS and UA. Please note that the same rules are applicable to Kosovar universities.
- In-Coming Scholarships
For outstanding scholars who wish to study at accredited universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in V4 countries and who are citizens of the following countries: AL, AM, AZ, BY, BA, HR, GE, MK, MD, ME, RU, RS and UA. Please note that the same rules are applicable to Kosovar scholars.
- Scholarship Program for Belarusian Students
For scholars coming to the V4 countries from Belarus (altogether 60 semesters annually). As of 2009, the International Visegrad Fund opens a sub-program for Belarusian scholars who may apply for 1- to 4-semester studies at all accredited public or private universities in the Visegrad Group countries.
- Scholarship Program for Ukrainian Students
For scholars coming to the V4 countries from Ukraine (altogether 60 semesters annually).
We would like to ask Applicants to the Visegrad Scholarship Program to carefully read the conditions of application below. Please make sure you include all the required documents in your application package as Visegrad Fund only accepts and evaluates complete applications. Please note that incomplete application packages will not be considered and that the option of sending in required documents later than the application deadline is not available. More Information
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), sponsored by the Government of Japan
Scholars from developing countries who have been accepted to our development-related Master’s Degree programs (Ma in International Economy and Business; Ma in Public Policy and Management) and require financial assistance are invited to apply to the Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for support. (Application to the JJ/WBGSP is not a guarantee of award.) More Information
Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program in Turkey
The Hungarian Government launched a new scholarship program, “Stipendium Hungaricum”, in autumn 2013 with the ambition of attracting more and more foreign students to study in Hungary. The Cooperation Programme between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of Hungary in the Fields of Education and Science for the Years 2014-2016 was signed in December 2013.
The Hungarian Party shall offer scholarships for 150 Turkish students per year to pursue studies in Hungary.
These scholarships are handled by Balassi Institute Hungarian Scholarship Board Office which works in close cooperation with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources.
The pre-selection of the candidates will be carried out by the Ministry of National Education in Turkey.
Hungarian State Scholarships
Through the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office, the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture offers scholarships for foreign students and professors of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian institutions of higher education or research.
Scholarships can be applied for under two systems:
– Bilateral Agreements
– Scholarship Pool
In 2005 the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Hungary established a „scholarship pool”, a scholarship system of various types of scholarships, allowing for applications from the following countries/territories:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Citizens of the following countries may only apply through their national scholarship offices, on the basis of bilateral agreements:
China, Columbia, Yemen, Mongolia, Palestine and Vietnam.
Citizens of Austria can also apply for Hungarian scholarships through the Stiftung Aktion Österreich-Ungarn
The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying at Partner universities throughout the world.
Students applying for a joint or double degree programme which is supported by Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, can also apply for a grant.
The DAAD’s extensive scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and academics offers applicants a wide range of tips and information to help them successfully apply for a scholarship for a course of study, a research assignment or a teaching assignment in Germany. For further information
Vietnam Overseas Scholarship Programme
Vietnamese students can apply for grant at the Vietnam Overseas Scholarship Programme (managed by the International Cooperation Department of the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training) to carry out studies at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level at the Corvinus University of Budapest. More information
Swedish Overseas Scholarship Programme
Swedish students can apply for scholarship at Centrala studiestödsnamnden to study MA programmes at the Corvinus University of Budapest. More Information
International Scholarship from of the President of Kazakhstan
Bolashak is my heart’s delight. Everything we do is for the future of Kazakhstan. In spite of everything, in 1993 I made a decision to send the most talented students from Kazakhstan to the world’s best universities and I was right. Today you represent the most educated part of our youth. Your generation will be responsible for the development of our country. You have to prove to the people of Kazakhstan that you are ready to take the responsibility. Nursultan Nazarbayev
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan More Information
Ananda Mahidol Foundation, Thailand
Ananda Mahidol Foundation is established and funded by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with an aim to support excellent academic and good moral students to the highest academic opportunity abroad. Anandamahidol Foundation does not have limitation regarding the timeframe of study period, since the aim of the scholarship is to support the student to their highest academic level. In the selection process, the applicant will be assessed based on their potential to complete up to PhD level or specialist level such as in Medical studies or Agricultural studies. More information
Boren Fellowship, USA
Boren Fellowships encourage U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education, and can include language study, research, and academic internships. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. More Information
Fundatia Dinu Patriciu, Romania
The Open Horizons program is intended for those young people wishing to complete their intellectual and professional training through a Master’s or doctoral degree program in famous universities all over the world, but who, due to certain financial reasons, find it impossible to accomplish their dream all by themselves. More Information
The Mexican National Bank, Mexico
The Mexican National Bank (Banco de México) provides special loans for students that want to do a postgraduate programme in Mexico or in another country. FIDERH’s loans are up to 200,000 pesos per year to study abroad. From 9 to 36 month programs. The Bank covers tuition, living expenses or medical insurance. More information
Fulbright U.S. Students Program
Scholarship programme for U.S. citizens to study abroad. Allows for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. Provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country (For exceptions, see World Region Summaries) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others´ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. More Information
FUNED can give loans for postgraduate students. Funed grants complementary financing for studies in areas such as: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations, etc.. The established limits are of $20,000 for studies of one year and $40,000 for studies of two years The total amount of the loan may not exceed 40% of the total yearly costs of the studies (tuition fee, living costs, travel costs, visa costs, etc.) More information
GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program
The purpose of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program is to identify talented young people and develop their capacity to help build the human resources in communities where GE is active. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the economic and social development of the countries by broadening access to education and facilitating learning and leadership skills in management and business, finance, engineering, technology, and the sciences. More information
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, India
Scholarships for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or attached to a leading institution. Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. Scholarships for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or attached to a leading institution. More information
The Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. More information
The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, India
The scholarships are awarded to Indian nationals for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects. The JN Tata Endowment was set up in 1892 by the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji N Tata, to encourage young people to take up higher studies at some of the best universities in the world. The Endowment awards only loan scholarships. However, the selected scholars may also qualify for a gift award. The amount to be awarded to each scholar by way of loan and gift scholarship is determined on the basis of norms laid down for the purpose, and ranges from Rs 1.50 Lakhs to Rs 8 Lakhs. More information
Higher Education Authority Ireland
Maintenance Grant for all Irish students to study in Ireland, Northern-Ireland, the UK or any other EU country. More information
The OPEC Fund for International Development
Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support an undergraduate student from any developing country, to pursue higher education in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world. Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. More information
Thai government is sponsoring excellent students to study abroad and come back to join the civil service. More information
The General Sir John Monash Foundation
The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to eight Scholarships per year for postgraduate study at a non-Australian university. Only Australian citizens graduating from Australian universities are eligible to apply. The Monash Scholarships are one of Australia´s most prestigious awards, recognizing potential leaders in all fields. To consider applying, a candidate and their referees should believe they have demonstrated excellence in their university degree, together with the ability to lead, and to contribute to the community. Further, they must believe that completing a post-graduate qualification at an outstanding institution in another country would give them recognition, skills, and networks that equip them for a leadership role in or for Australia in coming decades. More information
Gobierno de Chile
Beca para chilenos, para iniciar o continuar estudios de Magíster en instituciones de excelencia en el exterior. Los estudiantes podrán realizar hasta dos cursos de idioma previos, el primero en Chile y el segundo en país de destino, si sus conocimientos de idioma no son suficientes para cursar el programa elegido. More information
Rotary’s programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project. More information
Roma Education Fund – Roma International Scholar Programme
The Roma Education Fund Scholarships Programme (REF/SP) invites applications for its Roma International Scholar Programme, which is designed to support partially the international studies of Roma students citizens of one of the REF/SP countries (i.e. Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine) for pursuing Bachelor, Master, PhD or Postdoctoral education outside of their home country or their country of residence. More information
6.Budapest Business School |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
AIC International Students Scholarships Programme in China
Alcanta International College (AIC) is offering scholarships for international students to excel at AIC and beyond. Students who apply to any AIC programme as full-time international students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. All scholarships apply only to the tuition fee.
What does it cover? All scholarships apply only to the tuition fee. Recipients will be required to pay other fees such as boarding fee, meal fee, medical insurance costs and other expenses incurred for the programme that they are admitted to.
Academic Scholarships -Value up to 100% of the tuition fee
Merit Scholarships – Value up to 50% of the tuition fee
Financial Scholarships – Value up to 30,000 RMB.
- NMG-NUST JOINT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINA
Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Nanjing Government have jointly set up the scholarship program commencing from 2014 outstanding international students. The scholarship is applied for on a yearly basis. 30 students will be selected for Type A scholarships, 40 students for type B scholarships and 30 students will be selected for type C scholarships. Students who are granted the type A scholarship will be exempted from application fee, tuition, lodging expenses and medical insurances. Students who are granted the type B scholarship will be exempted from application fee, tuition and medical insurances. Students who are granted the type C scholarship will be exempted application fee, medical insurances and part of tuition. All three types of scholarships include monthly allowances.
– Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens who are in good health.
– Education background and age limit
– Applicants for undergraduate programs must have senior high school diploma when register and be under the age of 28.
– Applicants for master degree program must have bachelor degree when register and be under the age of 35.
– Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master degree when register and be under the age of 40.
– Agree to obey the relevant laws of the PRC and meet the admission requirements of the host university.
– Applicants must have a good academic record and merits.
– Applicants should not be the awardees of other scholarships offered by Chinese government or local governments at the same time.
Scholarship student’s affairs are managed according to the relevant regulations of NJMG-NUST Joint Scholarship. Scholarship students must go through the Annual Review of the NJMG-NUST Joint Scholarship Status. Scholarship will be terminated if the student fails to fulfill the requirements. Applicants can submit the application materials to the School of International Education, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, by post mail or in person.
Number of award(s): 30 students will be selected for Type A scholarships, 40 students for type B scholarships and 30 students will be selected for type C scholarships.
Duration of award(s): The scholarship duration is as follows:
Bachelor Degree Students: 3-4 years
Master Degree Students: 2 years
Doctoral Degree Students: 3 years
Special Scholarships for students on the Masters of Professional Practice (MProf) in Computer Games Development
The University’s Institute of Art, Media and Computer Games has been awarded 40 scholarships for suitably qualified Scottish and other EU students, to study on the Master of Professional Practice Degree in Games Development – the course that is run with the Computer Games Industry within the national Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education at Abertay University. The Scholarships will pay for the whole tuition fee for the programme (normally about GBP 3,400 for a Scottish or EU student – over GBP 10,000 for a non EU national) so there will be lots of competition for these places. This is likely to be the last year that this special scholarship will be available, so we strongly recommend that interested applicants apply this year. More Information
- SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINA
Each year, Shanghai Municipal Government offers 3 types of government scholarships for international students. Type A (full scholarship) is available for pursuing Master/Doctoral degree program, Type B (partial scholarship) is offered to study Bachelor/ Master/Doctor degree program and Type C (scholarship for outstanding students) is awarded for pursuing long term degree program at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST).
Shanghai government scholarship for international students is offered to pursue any of the courses offered by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.
Type A scholarship is granted for Master/Doctor degree program in USST, Type B scholarship is granted for Bachelor/Master/Doctor degree program in USST and Type C is granted for long term degree program at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST).
- Non-Chinese citizen in good health
2. Applicants pursuing Bachelor’s degree should hold High School degree diploma or the equivalent and should be under the age of 25, and can only apply for Type B or Type C scholarships. Applicants pursuing Master’s degree should hold Bachelor degree diploma or the equivalent and should not be under the age of 35. Applicants pursuing Doctor’s degree should hold Master degree diploma or the equivalent and should not be under the age of 40.
3. The applicants should have excellent academic records.
4. The applicants should be in default of any other Chinese government scholarship.
What does it cover?
The scholarship contains:
Type A (full scholarship): Students who are granted the type A scholarship will be exempt from application fee, tuition, elementary learning materials expense and lodging expense and will be provided with comprehensive medical insurances for free. The Master’s and Doctoral degree candidates will enjoy monthly living allowance of CNY2,000 RMB and CNY1,700 respectively.
Type B (partial scholarship): Students who are granted the type B scholarship will be exempt from application fee, tuition, elementary learning materials expense.
Type C (scholarship for outstanding students): It is established to encourage the currently enrolled excellent international students who are pursuing long-term study at higher educational institutions in Shanghai. The winners will receive a one-off scholarship in an academic year. Further information
- AZERBAIJAN KHAZAR UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Azerbaijan Khazar University International Scholarship Program is extended to nationals of all countries without limitation – every year two scholarships, each covering the cost of the full tuition fee will be awarded to citizens of each country who apply to Khazar University programs. KUISP is available for potential students, both graduate (Master and PhD) and undergraduate (Bachelor), at all four schools of the University:
- School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- School of Economics and Management
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Education.
CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Ministry of Education of P. R. China offers Chinese government scholarship for the students of EU member countries. This programme is a full scholarship program which sponsors Chinese language students, general scholars and senior scholars with the duration of one academic year. Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided for courses offered by the Chinese HEIs. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required to take one year’s Chinese language course prior to the academic study. Only by passing the examinations of the language courses, can students start their academic studies.Course Level: This program sponsors Chinese language students, general scholars and senior scholars with the duration of one academic year.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of EU member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) can apply for this scholarship.What does it cover? -Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials, and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;
-One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student;- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;
-One-off inter-city travel subsidy. Note:
1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.
2) Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other textbooks and materials shall be self-afforded.
3) Monthly allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
-Chinese language students: CNY 1,400 Yuan
-General Scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan
-Senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan
7. Budapest University Of Technology and Economics |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
Campus Hungary Scholarship Board Office of Balassi Institute
Campus Hungary Programme provides scholarship for all countries of the world for flexible time periods. Applicants can choose among 4 scholarship types: one-term courses, practical placement, short and group study tours. Such a flexible and wide-range scholarship system did not exist in Hungary before.
Stipendium Hungaricum Program
Also available at this university, more information available on this article.
8. Mcdaniels College |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
Students in good academic standing may apply for financial aid. McDaniel College has established a scholarship program for McDaniel Budapest students to facilitate their transfer to Westminster for the mandatory “American Experience” semester or for the upper two years leading to the BA degree to enable them to study on the main campus at a reasonable cost. The financial aid awards (reflected in the special tuition rate for McDaniel Budapest students) will be made on a one-year basis, and will be renewable if the student has maintained the required academic standing. The minimum requirement for any financial aid granted to students transferring to Westminster is an overall Grade Point Average of at least 2.0. Each year, McDaniel College awards one full tuition scholarship to an outstanding student from Budapest for the upper two years at the home campus in Maryland (full exemption from the tuition fee does not include the cost of housing and full board on the main campus).
9. Semmelweis Medical University |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
The ERASMUS programme, which stands for EuRopean Community Action Schemes for the Mobility of University Students, was set up by the European Union (EU) with the goal of improving academic excellence in higher education through the exchange of students within the European Union.The ERASMUS programme is open to students attending universities and other higher education institutions in countries that have an active bilateral agreement in place with other EU member states. Hungary has been participating as a full member of the ERASMUS programme since 1997.
Students participating in the ERASMUS programme spend a minimum of three months, and maximum one year at the partner university. Courses taken at the partner institution can only be approved if these are part of the sending institution’s curriculum.
The ERASMUS programme provides students with scholarships for the duration of their studies abroad. This helps cover the students’ emerging costs, such as transportation, accommodations, food, and insurance.
10.Budapest Art and Design University |Scholarships| Available on the Studyinbudapest Mobile App
MOME ERASMUS SCHOLARSHIP
As a Erasmus+ student, you can study here one or two semesters maximum. One may study in English at all levels (MA,BA) in all areas, as:
• Media Design
• Graphic Design
• Product+Industrial Design
• Textile (Fashion-, Weaving-, Knitting-, Printing-, Apparel and Leather-) Design
• Silicate (Ceramics-, Glass-) Design (Glass courses are suitable only for applicants with relevant background/ experience. Without that the Institution can only provide a basic introduction course.)
• Metalwork+Jewellery Design
• Theoretical Studies (depending on the particular application).
Erasmus+ students are expected to have a valid student status in one of the MOME’s Partner Universities.
There are various external funding opportunities available to students in addition to the CEU Financial Aid packages. Below you will find a list of further opportunities which is by no means exclusive.
CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship opportunity for candidates from a select list of countries with active civic engagement. More Information
INTERNATIONAL VISEGRAD FUND
MARIE CURIE FELLOWSHIP
ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMMES
GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE (DAAD)
SWEDISH FUND (CSN)
EU YOUNG CELL SCHEME
GROUP OF EIGHT AUSTRALIA
Now that you have a full list of scholarships to take your educational career to the next level, please keep in mind that some of these scholarships are time dependent, which means the application process is open for a stipulated time, therefore they may be open or closed for application, prior to or after this publication