Frequently Asked Questions

Sr.

Question

Answer

01

How can I submit the application-processing fee?

 

#application #fee

Original deposit slip of Rs. 1000/- (non-refundable), must be deposited/transferred to HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 (HBL, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, Sector H-9, Islamabad). All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd (HBL), Pakistan.

02

What is the eligibility criteria for

Stipendium Hungaricum Programme?

 

#eligibilitycriteria #hungaricum

  • Applicant must be a citizen of Pakistan/AJ&K.

  • Must be between age of 18-22 years for Undergraduate programs. The age limit should not exceed from 35 years for students applying for Masters degree programs. In case of PhD programs, age limit should not exceed from 40 years on January 17, 2022.

  • The applicant must have completed HSSC/Intermediate or equivalent for application in Bachelors (Undergraduate) Program.

  • The applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelors Degree or equivalent for application in Masters (Postgraduate) Program.

  • The applicant must have completed 17/18 years Masters Degree or equivalent for application in PhD Program.

  • The applicant must fill all fields of BOTH Hungarian Application Form and HEC application form and no column or field should be left unfilled.

  • Certificates/Transcript/Degrees to be attached must be attested by the attesting authorities such as IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of O & A levels from IBCC is mandatory.

  • 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) etc.

  • IELTS/TOEFL scores as required, where applicable.

  • All applicants must submit medical certificate of satisfactory health condition (as per Hungarian deadline), 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 back to Pakistan to serve the country for a period as prescribed by 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 HEC.

  • Applicants must fulfill all other requirements set by host Hungarian university/Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

  • In case of final selection, candidate has to submit a bond agreement with HEC.

03

I have applied on HEC portal. Do I need to apply on Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) Hungary portal?

#applied #TPF #portal

It is MANDATORY that a candidate applies on both portals;

  1. https://eportal.hec.gov.pk/arl

  2. https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

 

04

What are the deadlines for both portals?

#Deadline

Deadline for HEC portal is January 17, 2022 (1400 hrs PST) while deadline for Hungarian portal is January 15, 2022.

05

What is the criteria for final selection?

#criteria #final_selection

 

Candidates are selected by keeping in view the following factors;

  1. Academic Background

  2. Written test score-at least 50%

  3. Approved federal quota

  4. Interview by Hungarian Authorities

06

Are the universities and their programs accredited from Pakistani accredited bodies such as Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) etc.?

 

#accredited #PEC

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) etc.

07

I do not have my final result yet. Can I apply?

#Final_result #apply

Final result of applicants must be submitted online on HEC portal before closing date i.e. January 17, 2022.

08

 

What is age limit for Masters/PhD?

#agelimit

The age limit should not exceed from 35 years for students applying for Masters degree programs. In case of PhD programs, age limit should not exceed from 40 years.

09

Is IELTS necessary for applying in Hungaricum scholarship?

#IELTS #apply

Candidates applying for Undergraduate programs need to provide English Proficiency Certificate. Candidates applying for Masters/PhD need to check the requirement of Hungarian university that they are opting as to whether the university needs IELTS or not.

10

How many universities may I apply for this scholarship?

#universities #apply

 

Every candidate may apply for two universities.

11

Is there any IELTS requirement by HEC?

#Expired #IELTS

There isn’t any requirement from HEC.

 

However, applicants are advised in their own interest to check/fulfill requirements of their preferred universities.

12

Which subjects I can apply for?

#Apply #subjects

 

A candidate can apply for those subjects only which are offered by both HEC & Hungarian (Tempus Public Foundation) portals.

13

If my age is below 18, am I eligible for Hungarian Scholarship?

#age #eligibility

Applicants must be between the age of 18-22 years for Undergraduate programs and 35 years for Masters programs and 40 years for PhD programs.

14

If I don’t have passport, medical & police certificates, am I still eligible?

 

#passport #medical #police #certificate

Yes. Applicants must provide passport, medical & police certificates after provisional selection by HEC. Initially, they must upload CNICs instead of passports on Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) portal but provide required documents before TPF deadline. Medical certificate must be submitted by the nominated applicants until 15 April 2022 on TPF portal. Similarly, if required by the proposed Doctoral School, Statement of the Supervisor for PhD programs must be submitted until 15 March 2022.

15

Can an afghan national apply for this scholarship?

#afghan #national

No, only Pakistani / AJ&K national can apply for this scholarship.

16

Do we need equivalence of O level and A level?

#equivalance #Olevel #Alevel

Yes. Equivalence for O and A level is required for this scholarship.

17

What education is required if the applicant wants to apply for 04 years Bachelor’s (Undergraduate) program?

#requirement #Bachelor

The applicant must have completed HSSC/Intermediate or equivalent for application in Bachelor’s (Undergraduate) program.

 

18

What education is required if the applicant wants to apply for Master’s program (Postgraduate program)?

#requirement #master

 

The applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelors Degree or equivalent for application in Master’s (Postgraduate Program).

 

19

What education is required if the applicant wants to apply for One-Tier Master’s program?

#requirement #one-tier master

The applicant must have completed HSSC/Intermediate or equivalent for application in One-Tier Master’s program.  

20

What education is required if the applicant wants to apply for Ph.D. program?

#Ph.D. #requirement

The applicant must have completed 17/18 years Degree/or equivalent for application in PhD program. Not all doctoral schools require Statement of acceptance issued by the Supervisor at the Hungarian institutions. In case it is required by the doctoral programme, it must be submitted until 15 March 2022 on Tempus Public Foundation’s portal.

21

What are the documents required for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship?

#documents #requirement

The documents required for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship (Bachelors and Masters) are given below:

1. Online application form

2. Motivation Letter

3. Proof of language proficiency and translations in the language of the selected study program or in Hungarian

4. School certificates and their translations in the language of the selected study program or in Hungarian

5. Transcript of records and translation in the language of the selected study program or in Hungarian

6. Medical certificate

7. Copy of passport

8. Acceptance of Statement for Application in   Tempus Public Foundation Hungary online system

For applicants applying for PhD studies, in addition to the above required documents, they would also need to provide the following:

9. Research plan

10. Letter of Recommendation

11. Statement of the Supervisor (only if required by the proposed Doctoral School)

22

What is the mandatory requirement while applying for Ph.D. programs?

#Ph.D. #requirement

In case Statement of the Supervisor is required by the doctoral programme, it must be submitted until 15 March 2022 on Tempus Public Foundation’s portal.

23

Is GAT-General test conducted by NTS applicable for these scholarships?

No. GAT-General Test conducted by NTS is not applicable for these scholarships.

 

24

Which test is applicable for award of these scholarships?

 

Only HAT organized by Education Testing Council (ETC) is acceptable test for the award of these scholarships. Education Testing Council (ETC) arranges HAT test for eligible applicants for different scholarship schemes of HEC. ETC will arrange HAT test in January, 2022.

25

Are there any MS/M.Phil scholarships?

Yes, there are exclusive MS/M.Phil scholarships offered.

26

Can I edit or modify my submitted application for the scholarships program?

Applicants are advised to check all details of this scholarship scheme before
filing/submitting online application form. Requests for amendment will not be entertained after submission of online application.

27

Is international GRE-General /Subject score acceptable?

No. International GRE-General/Subject is not acceptable for the award of this scholarship. However, the foreign host university may require the same for admission purpose.

28

Can public/private sector employees apply without informing their parent department?                   

Applicant has to apply through proper channel, however, advance copy of the application may be forwarded to HEC.

29

How can I fill out the online application form?     

Applicants are required to submit online applications via HEC e-portal (­­­­­­­eportal.hec.gov.pk)

For users who have got their degree attested from HEC or already created common profile at HEC e-portal, please use your existing User ID (CNIC Number) and password to apply. Applicants who have not created common profile are required to create common profile first through online application process and then need to apply for scholarships after following the required procedure.

Hard copy of application form and pre-requisite documents are not required at the initial stage. Moreover, please make sure to keep original bank deposit slip in your record. 

30

I am already availing financial assistance/scholarship from university/institution. Am I eligible for this scholarship?

#eligibility

No, the students already availing financial assistance/scholarship from universities/institutions are not eligible to apply.

31

Are medical and dentistry fields available under this scholarship?

#medical #dentistry

Yes. 10 seats for medicine/general medicine and 5 seats for dentistry (after 12 years of education) are available under this scholarship program only in approved Hungarian institutions/universities mentioned at PMC/HEC website.

32

Is Sports Sciences field available under this scholarship?

#Sports

Yes. 05 seats for PhD in Sports Sciences and 10 seats for Bachelors in Physical Training (Sports Sciences) are available under this scholarship.