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Eligibility Criteria
  • ​Applicant must be a citizen of Pakistan/AJ&K.
  • Applicants enrolled in last year of their existing study programs/degrees and result awaiting candidates are also allowed to apply. 
  • For Bachelor's (Undergraduate Programs) and One-Tier Master's degree programs i.e. DVM, DPharm, Medicine/Dentistry etc., applicant must have completed HSSC/Intermediate degree or equivalent before August 01, 2024. In case of failure of submission of final degree and transcript on https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ portal before August 01, 2024, scholarship award will be cancelled.
  • For Master's (Postgraduate Programs), applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelors/or equivalent degree before August 01, 2024. In case of failure of submission of final degree and transcript on https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ before August 01, 2024, scholarship award will be cancelled.
  • For PhD Programs, applicant must have completed 17/18 years Masters/MS/MPhil degree/or equivalent before August 01, 2024. In case of failure of submission of final degree and transcript on https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ before August 01, 2024, scholarship award will be cancelled.
  • Undergraduate Engineering programs are NOT offered.
  • There is no upper age limit for the applicants. However, minimum eligible age limit for the undergraduate programs is 18 years, i.e. applicants born on or before 31st August 2006 (applicant is 18 years of age on or before 31st August 2024).
  • The applicant must fill all the fields of the Hungary application form and HEC application form and no column or field should be left unfilled.
  • Certificates/Transcripts/Degrees to be attached must be attested by the attesting authorities such as IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of O & A level from IBCC is mandatory for Bachelor's (Undergraduate Programs) and One-Tier Master's degree (OTM).
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores as required, where applicable by Hungarian universities.
  • All applicants must submit medical certificate of satisfactory health condition (issued not earlier than 15 November 2023, a written certificate from a physician to prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C, or any other epidemic conditions)
  • In case of final selection, applicants will have to submit a bond on legal paper to HEC that he/she will not change discipline after final award of scholarship, and immediately after completion of his/her degree, he/she will return to Pakistan to serve the country for a period as prescribed by the HEC. In case of failure to do so, HEC reserves the right to recover from candidate or his/her guarantor, a penalty amount as prescribed/decided by the HEC.
  • Applicants must fulfill all other requirements set by host Hungarian university/Tempus Public Foundation/Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  • All applicants are required to provide HAT or USAT test scores. Applicant must have obtained a minimum score of 50 out of 100 in HAT or USAT test. Those applicants who have taken HAT or USAT test on or after 01, January 2022 may upload the test result on HEC portal for consideration. Those interested applicants who are yet to take HAT or USAT test, may register for test by visiting https://etc.hec.gov.pk/. Without providing minimum HAT or USAT test score (50 out of 100), applications will not be considered for further process​.
  • Initial screening/scrutiny will be done on the basis of USAT/HAT test score and as per federal government quota policy. HEC reserves the right to modify the nomination criteria.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of student(s) applying for any professional degree (Medical, Engineering, Nursing, Architecture, Law, Veterinary Medicine etc.) to first get confirmed its accreditation from the respective Councils i.e. Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners (PCATP), Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC), Pakistan Technology Council etc.

NON-ELIGIBILITY (INELIGIBILITY)

Applications will not be considered in the following cases:    

a.    Pakistanis having dual citizenship.

b.   Applications misrepresenting providing incomplete information, even if the misrepresentation is pointed out after the scholarship is awarded, HEC reserves the right to cancel the awarded scholarship in such case.