Scholarship for Hungarian Students and Researchers 2020 

Goals and Objectives 



In February 6, 2017 a new program agreement was signed between the Ministry of Human Capacity of Hungary and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia to support the Stipendium Hungaricum for 2017-2020. 

The Scholarship Program for Hungarian Students and Researchers 2020 (hereinafter, the Program) offers up to ten scholarships to citizens of Hungary, who wish to study or conduct researches at the selected Georgian universities. The Program is administered by the LEPL International Education Center, Georgia and the Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary. 

In 2020 applicants from Hungary can apply for long and short-term courses, offered by the Georgian higher education institution – Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.



Course Offerings 


Applicants can select courses/programs from the list below. Questions related to specific courses/programs should be addressed to respective lecturers or program coordinators. 

Applicants may also apply for an independent short or long-term study or research projects. In this case, it is within the sole responsibility of an applicant to contact relevant department of Georgian university in order to tailor individual study or research program for the applicant. 

Courses Offered by Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University: 

1. Ancient History and Archaeology of Georgia - Date: August 2020

2. Ethnography of Caucasus - Date: June or September 2020 

3. Ethnography of Georgia - Date: June or September 2020 

4. Anthropology of Post-socialist societies and Tolerance and Diversity – Date: June or September 2020

5. Politics of South Caucasian States after the dissolution of the USSR - Date: July-15 August 2020

6. National Identity in South Caucasian countries and relations with European Union- Date: July-15 August 2020

7. International Organizations in South Caucasus - Date: July-15 August 2020

8. Regional European Neighborhood Policy - Date: 15 June-July 2020

9. Regional Conflicts and Security in the South Caucasus- Date: 15 June-July 2020


The expected duration of the program may be determined/adjusted by the University, which will be notified to the participant within a reasonable period of time.

The winner of the competition will be considered as a candidate for the grant and the execution of the grant will depend on the rules to be applied in Georgia during the relevant period, taking into account the prevention of the proliferation of the new coronavirus (COVID 19) and the declared pandemic in that regard.



Application procedure and timeline


Application opens on 23rd of April, 2020 and closes on 29th of May, at 19:00 Central European Time (21:00 Georgian time). 

Applicants have to register and upload all required documents in the electronic portal of the LEPL International Education Center on the following link  When registering, an applicant has to untick the box “Citizen of Georgia”. 

The electronic application system enables applicants to save data for next session and to edit applications before the deadline. After editing, application has to be sent again. No editing is allowed after the deadline.

All required documents must be uploaded. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Requirements and documents to be submitted


Eligibility criteria: 

Candidates must be adult citizens of Hungary and should either hold or currently be studying for BA, MA, or PHD degree. 

Requested Documents: 

  1. Copy of Passport; 
  2. CV; 
  3. Candidates who have earned their BA, MA, PhD degree: Copy of Diploma and Academic Transcript; 
  4. Candidates who are currently studying towards their BA, MA or PhD degrees: Statement of Student Status and Academic Transcript; 
  5. Scanned copy of the original proof of (English) language proficiency, or a document proving that the applicant completed a program in English at any academic level for at least one semester.
  6. One Reference submitted by a Referee though Online Reference System (Please, note that an applicant will not be able to submit an application, until a referee sends a reference letter);
  7. Statement of Purpose;
  8. Certificate of Work Experience; (not compulsory) 
  9. Certificates, Publications (not compulsory) 

All documents have to be submitted electronically in English. No hardcopies are allowed. Documents executed in foreign language other than Georgian or English, should be presented with official Georgian or English translations.



Selection criteria and selection board


Scholarship award decisions are taken by selection boards of respective Georgian universities. 


Selection process embraces two stages: 

First – Formal check of applications against eligibility criteria by the International Education Center. Incomplete applications are rejected. The International Education Center may ask to clarify submitted documents. Applications meeting formal requirements are submitted to relevant Georgian universities by the International Education Center.


Second –Interview conducted Georgian universities. Applicants outside of Georgia will be interviewed via skype or other technical arrangement.





The scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and covers tuition fee waivers, 800 GEL and medical insurance. 


Questions with regard to the scholarship program should be directed to the following e-mail:



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