Within the framework of the scholarship scheme for the Christians of the Middle East, by the Government of Hungary, it is being announced that the Scholarships for the Academic year 2021-2022 will be managed through the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

The prospective candidates should submit their application forms solely to the Patriarchate, following the instructions listed at the website shown in the announcement, by the set deadline, which is 31st January 2021.

The announcement can be read below:

To HE Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina

Your Eminence,

I have already approached you with a scholarship opportunity for Palestinian students in general in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

Hungary has continuously provided scholarships to talented Palestinian students since the 1970’s among them many Christians, who are playing important roles in the Palestinian society. For the last few years, Hungary has been providing a special scholarship scheme for talented Christian students as well. Why is it different from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship:

  • The scholarship is available for the Christian communities and churches in the Middle East.
  • The students apply with the approval of their church leaders.
  • The scholarship does not engage the local governments and authorities, the application process is happening between the students and the Government of Hungary directly.

I am pleased to inform you that the online application process for the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People for the 2021/2022 academic year started with the deadline of 31 January 2021. The online application system for the Scholarship Programme can be accessed at https://apply.scyp.hu. The Annexes of the Call for Applications along with other documents and detailed information necessary for applying can be found on the Programme’s website: http://hungaryhelps.gov.hu/scyp/

We are at your disposal to answer any questions you may have. May you have talented students insight, I request your kind assistance in helping them in the application process.

Thank you in advance for all your efforts in this regard. 


Dr Csaba Rada

Head of Mission

Representative Office of Hungary

Al Watania Towers Building, Al-Bireh, Ramallah

Tel: 00 972 2 240 7676

Fax: 00 972 2 240 7678


From Secretariat-General