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   How to change institution/major and/or language of your studies?  

According to the Operational Regulations of the Scholarship Programme for Young Christian People the host institution, the study programme within the institution and the language of studies can be changed only once after submitting a special request by the scholarship holder.

The deadline for submitting the requests to the Hungary Helps Agency is December 1st, in each academic year (for the spring semester) and 15th May (for the autumn semester) from 2019.

Institutions, majors and languages can be changed only within one year after beginning the studies covered by the scholarship. The request – if it is relevant – must also include the extension of the studies with the scholarship.

Institutions, majors and languages can be changed only at the end of the semester, so that the scholarship holder could start the next semester in the new institution. Changing host institution, major or language is allowed only on the same programme level.

The language of the study programme may be changed primarily from a foreign language to Hungarian. The teaching language can be changed only in exceptional cases from Hungarian to a foreign language, as fairness on individual basis with the approval of the Hungary Helps Agency.

The following documents need to be submitted to the Hungary Helps Agency:


  1. a request signed by the scholarship holder;
  2. the institution’s declaration on the support of the change, in case of changing the institution, declaration of both transferring and receiving institution.


The scholarship holder must submit the request for changing institution, study programme and/or language with the compulsory annexes to the Hungary Helps Agency online.


The request form can be dowload here.


   How to request the extension of your scholarship period?  

According to Scholarship Programme for Young Christian People Operational Regulations the scholarship holder may extend their scholarship period by a total of two semesters in Hungarian bachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s programmes. Applications for the renewal of scholarship status must be submitted to their host institution. The scholarship holder shall also submit an application for extension to the sending partner.


The procedure is the following:

  • A request form printed and signed by the student must be submitted to their host institution.
    • The request form can be dowloaded from HERE.
  • The institution summarises the requests and sends the list of those proposed for support to the Hungary Helps Agency
  • The request for extension of the scholarship holder should be submitted electronically to the institution during the final semester of the scholarship status. The request for extension must arrive at least one month before the end of the last semester covered by the scholarship.
  • The deadline of submitting the extension request to the host institution is 25th November (for the spring semester) and 30th April (for the fall semester). The requests must be sent to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In case your scholarship extension is not supported by our university, you will be informed by the International Relations Office.

Considering the information obtained from the university Hungary Helps Agency  will make the final decision on the scholarship extension request, and inform the student and the University about the decision.

If the request for extension is rejected, the costs of the extended semesters will be borne by the scholarship holder.


Please, note that the final decision is made by the Hungary Helps Agency. Any extension without the approval of Hungary Helps may result in the withdrawal of the scholarship!


1st year students starting in the academic year 2022/2023, will not receive a monthly scholarship or any other benefits to which scholarship holders are entitled in case their extention request would be supported by the Hungary Helps Agency.


  Information on completing the Hungarian Language and Culture course  

The following rules apply for scholarship holders during the first academic year about the completion of the Hungarian language course:

  • Starting from the academic year 2022/2023, the scholarship holder is obliged to enroll for the MID course for two semesters in the first year of their studies at the bachelor's and master's degree level.

The MID course is free of charge for the scholarship holder.


  Regulations of missing the fulfill of Hungarian Language and Culture course   

If the scholarship holder fails to fulfil this obligation, their scholarship will be reduced.*

Students do not need to take a language exam, only to obtain a signature of the instructor of Hungarian language courses. (The signature is given to the student if they meet requirements set by the host institution.)


*If the student does not enroll for the MID course in the first semester in their first year and does not meet the institutional requirements, the student's monthly stipend is reduced to 100.000 HUF/month at the end of the first semester and to 50.000 HUF/month at the end of the second semester.

The reduction does not affect the scholarship holder's additional benefits (exemption from reimbursement of tuition costs, housing allowance, health insurance allowance, free library use).


   Minimum credit requirement  

The scholarship holder is, unless otherwise provided by the institutional regulation, require to fulfil the study, examination obligation and curriculum development by earning at least eighteen credits (i.e., earns a total of 36 credits) on the average of the last two semesters in which the student is not suspended (minimum credit requirement). This means that after completing two active semesters you must have at least 36 credits.


If during the academic year it is determined that the scholarship holder has not obtained the required number of credits, the institution shall terminate the scholarship status and inform the Hungary Helps Agency without delay.


The credit minimum requirement applies to those commencing their tertiary education studies in or after the 2018/2019 academic year.


   Habitual residence in Hungary  

The scholarship holder is required to stay habitually in Hungary during the training period as follows:


  • The scholarship holder's continuous private stay outside Hungary may not exceed 10 working days per training period.
  • In case the intended stay abroad for private purposes exceeds 10 working days but does not reach 30 days within a semester, it is the host institution’s responsibility to authorise the absence. In this case you must inform the International Relations Office before your travel and ask the permission of the institution.


The stay abroad for private purposes referred above shall not entail withdrawal of the support.


In the case of the scholarship holder stay abroad for more than 30 days no scholarship or housing allowance shall be granted from the date of the decision.


   Travel contribution  

Every SCYP scholarship holder entitled to have HUF 200,000 as reimbursement of their travel costs once a year, which is transferred by the host higher education institution after presentation of the travel documents to SCYP coordinator, who will forward it to the Hungary Helps Agency.