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DHET Hungarian Government International Scholarship for South Africans 

Thank you for providing the information about the South African Government’s scholarship agreement with the Hungarian Government. Here’s a breakdown of the key details about the scholarship:

The South African Government and Hungarian Government have partnered to offer 100 scholarships to South African students to study at public universities in Hungary.

The scholarships will be awarded in the following ratio: 30 for Bachelor’s degrees, 60 for Master’s degrees, and 10 for PhD degrees.

Most courses will be taught in English. However, for courses taught in Hungarian, selected students will be required to participate in a year-long preparatory course before starting their studies.

The scholarships are available in various fields of study at different degree levels.

  • Bachelor’s degrees: Agricultural science and food science, engineering and information technology, natural sciences and sustainable environment.
  • Master’s degrees: Adult education, agricultural science and food science, economics, business and management studies, tourism, engineering (mining engineering, information technology), human resources development, Hungarian language studies, international relations and European studies, natural sciences (biotechnology, bioenergetics, and renewable energy), physical education and coaching.
  • PhD degrees: All fields of study.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet certain criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Have good physical and mental health.
  • Have achieved a strong academic record with a minimum overall average of 60%.
  • Be willing and able to study in Hungary from September .
  • Be committed to the development of South Africa.
  • Meet the minimum entry criteria for the selected program in Hungary and a similar program in South Africa.
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The application process consists of two parts:

  1. Download and complete the DHET Hungary Scholarship Application Form (PDF), and email it to Do not send any other documentation to this email address.
  2. Complete the online application and upload supporting documentation on the Tempus Public Foundation website ( Both stages of the application must be completed for consideration.

For applicants applying for qualifications taught in Hungarian, they must complete a one-year language preparatory course and apply only for the language course, not a degree.

PhD applicants are advised to visit for information about Hungarian doctoral schools, research fields and topics, and doctoral student supervisors. Thesis topic proposals can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 5 March .

For bursary queries, applicants can contact the Department of Higher Education and Training: International Scholarships at Tel: 012 312 5287 or via email at

More information can be found on the DHET International Scholarships website (, including a guide for the Hungarian online application, the DHET application form, a list of available courses and institutions, information about the language preparatory course, living and studying in Hungary, PhD thesis topic proposals, and information for PhD candidates.

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