Campus Hungary Programme

chlogoThe Campus Hungary Programme aims to enhance international student mobility in higher education, both in terms of having more incoming foreign students to Hungary and also having more Hungarian students studying abroad. The programme supports students, academics and university staff of Hungarian higher education with different kinds of scholarships for partial programmes to study abroad and gain experience. The main goal of the programme is to support and facilitate the internationalisation of Hungarian higher education by initiating and deepening cooperation with foreign higher education institutions and achieving knowledge exchange by means of student mobility.
The Campus Hungary Programme cofinanced by the European Union and the Hungarian government in the framework of the Social Renewal Operational Program (TÁMOP) of Hungary. It is implemented by the consortium of the Balassi Insitute and the Tempus Public Foundation.

Who can apply for scholarships?

chpStudents of all accredited Hungarian higher education institutions can apply for Campus Hungary scholarships if they have already finished two semesters, have an active student status, can fluently speak the language of the applied studies and have the approval of the host and sending institutions. Applicants must agree to report about the gained studies or professional experience upon their return. Applicants being able to have their credits acknowledged by their sending institution will enjoy advantages during the selection process. Those who have a scientific students award, study in the field of engineering and science or whose scholarship activity results in a research or publication will be favoured to other applicants.

In the convergence regions academics and the staff of higher education institutions can also apply for Campus Hungary scholarships if they are fluent in the language of the applied studies, have the approval of the host and sending institutions and after return home report about the gained study or professional experience.

Convergence regions in Hungary: Northern Hungary, Northern Great Plain, Southern Great Plain, Central Transdanubia, Western Transdanubia, Southern Transdanubia.

Where and for what kind of activity can the applicants apply?

It is possible to apply worldwide to any higher education institution, even without any institutional cooperation agreement. However, it is useful to apply to an institution which already hassuch a document with the sending one but applicants are also free to search for new opportunities. In the framework of the programme any firm or organisation abroad (e.g. accredited higher education institution, research institute, museum and archives) can accept applicants for placements if it is declared and approved by both institutions.

About the Balassi Institute

phoca thumb l balassi bejarat cropThe Balassi Institute is responsible for presenting Hungarian culture all over the world and in Hungary alike. The institute operates on a centralized budget and acts as the background organization for international Hungarian cultural contacts, much in the same way as the German Goethe Institut or the British Council.
The Balassi Institute has a key role in cultural diplomacy by operating 19 Hungarian Institutes and two archives in 17 countries and by connecting a network of guest educators/lecturers of 19 nations. The institute offers a wide range of Hungarian language courses and programmes for foreign students in Hungary. The Hungarian Scholarship Board Office, which belongs to the Balassi Institute, offers different kinds of scholarships for foreign students to study in Hungary and for Hungarian students to study abroad.

Among the many activites, the main role of the Balassi Instute in the Campus Hungary Programme is to offer scholarships to Hungarian students abroad. If you have any questions regarding hosting students, academics or staff, please consult us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About Tempus Public Foundation

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian government. Its tasks include the management of international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training and EU-related issues. TPF aims at encouraging international cooperation and mobility; the modernization and quality improvement of education; training and human resources development, and the strengthening of European dimensions in these fields.

TPF acts as the National Agency of Lifelong Learning Programmes (including Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo and Grundtvig) and also coordinates CEEPUS, Pestalozzi and ACES programmes. It hosts the National Information Point for Erasmus Mundus, Tempus and Europe for Citizens programmes and runs the National Europass Centre.

As a knowledge centre, TPF is involved in international cooperations, provides information on education and training policies in a structured form, offers project management and skills development training tailored to learners’ specific needs.