Scholarship for Christian Young People

The application for the 2023/2024 academic year is closed!

Mission of the scholarship

The Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is based on the cooperation between the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Programme and Churches that pursue humanitarian activities in crisis regions.

Degree programmes at bachelor level and one tier master’s programmes are open to all applicants, while master’s and doctoral programmes are open to those applicants who have completed their bachelor/master studies in the frame of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People in Hungary or are registered for the last semester of their studies in the 2021/2022 academic year as Scholarship for Christian Young People scholarship holders.

More information

For further information please visit the official Hungary Helps Agency website:

For the application procedure visit this site:

Operational Regulations

Implementation Guide

Call for Application 2022/2023 academic year

List of the Ecclesiastical Christian Denomination and Rite Groups

Available study programmes


Application criteria

  • full-age citizens, who was born before 31 August 2004;
  • those who have the required language skills and qualification as a pre-requisite for the study programme applied for, and submit the supporting document by the deadline;
  • those who have a recommendation from a foreign church or religious order;
  • those who undertake to conclude a Scholarship Agreement after receiving the scholarship;
  • those who have not previously participated in a scholarship programme financed by the Hungarian State for studies at a Hungarian higher education institution at the same level of education;
  • those who undertake to demonstrate by credible proof the use of the six-monthly travel grant received;
  • those who attach a statement, that they consent to the management of their personal data during the application procedure and their participation in the Scholarship Programme.


Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend: non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s level:  monthly amount of HUF 166,600 (cca EUR 450) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
  • Accommodation contribution: free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period
  • Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca EUR 195) a year/person
  • Reimbursement of travel costs to/from home country once a year: HUF 200,000 (cca EUR 550)


Indicative timeline

  • 31 January 2022: application deadline
    • February – March 2022: technical check, approval of church recommendations and ranking process
    • April – May 2022: entrance exams at the university
  • After 01 July: Hungary Helps Agency releases the final results
  • August 2022: successful applicants are required to accept their scholarship in the online system and start the visa application process
    • September 2022: arrival to Hungary and start of higher education studies

The application deadline is 31 January 2022.


Contact Information

If you have any further question, then please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Rozália Kiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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