How to apply

There is no application period at the moment. 

 

International Applicants – Fee Paying

Applications should be submitted directly to NUPS using our online application site.

Applications sent through regular mail or e-mail will be rejected without consideration.

Before you start your application process please read carefully the instructions below.


 

International Applicants – Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship

Eligible applicants have to apply through the application system of the Tempus Public Foundation, the institution responsible for the coordination of the programme.

Applicants have to submit the same documentation and will go through the same admission procedure as other international applicants.

Eligibility criteria and further details can be found on the website of the programme: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu


 

Hungarian Applicants

Hungarian citizens may only apply through the national online application system (“Felvi.hu”). Further information about the application procedure and the online application form is available at www.felvi.hu.

 

Note:

In certain cases non-Hungarian citizens may be eligible for a state scholarship (e.g. EEA citizens). Please visit www.felvi.hu for more information.


 

The admission procedure

Applications will be first reviewed for formal requirements. If your application is incomplete you will be called upon once to submit the missing information or documents on short notice. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application.

An entry condition to the programme is that you have at least 60 ECTS credit points from your previous university studies in areas related to the programme. You cannot be admitted if you have less than 30 ECTS credit points in related areas. In case you have at least 30 but less than 60 related ECTS credit points, you’ll have the chance to obtain the missing credit points during the first two semesters of the programme in parallel with your regular studies. In order to verify your credit status you will be required to fill in a form that indicates your completed courses, their ECTS credit value and the related area to which they belong. You will be asked to submit the officially certified course programmes and their English translation so we can verify the content of the courses. You can download the credit requirement form through the following link:

 

Credit application form

 

The admission decision will be based on your admission score. The admission score is calculated on the basis of the grade of your diploma and a motivation interview conducted with you.

A maximum score of 50 points may be awarded for your diploma. In order to assess your diploma score, we must have adequate information on the grading system in which your diploma has been issued. Your grading system may be a three-tier system (pass/merit/distinction), a four-tier system (first/second/third class honours and ordinary degree) or another type of grading system. The online application form will require you to attach an official document describing the grade and grading system of your diploma if it is not presented in the diploma itself. In case you have more than one diploma in related fields (BA/BSc level or higher) please submit the one with the highest grade.

A maximum score of 50 points may be awarded for the motivation interview. The date and timing of the motivation interview will be set by the Dean of the Faculty of International and European Studies following consultations with the applicant. The motivation interview will be conducted online (via Skype) by the Admission Committee consisting of two university lecturers (appointed by the Dean) and one student at the Faculty (delegated by the Student Union). The motivation interview will be conducted in English and will focus on the following aspects:

  • English proficiency;
  • personal competence, motivation, professional orientation and commitment;
  • educational background;
  • professional experience;
  • public positions and activities (e.g. membership in professional associations);
  • academic or research activities;
  • general knowledge and understanding of the current international situation and trends;
  • additional language skills;
  • social and financial situation;
  • special needs;
  • exceptional achievements in other areas (e.g. sports, art).

 

Applicants will be ranked in order of excellence and available places will be filled accordingly. A minimum score of 50 points is required for admission.

 

Necessary documents

Note! If you are applying via NUPS on-line application form for fee paying studies, please find information on necessary documents below.  If you are applying via Stipendium Hungaricum or Felvi.hu scholarship websites, type of necessary documents may be different. For more information please check scholarship websites.

 

The online application form will require you to attach the scanned version of certain documents in pdf format. Please note that in case you are granted admission to the programme you will be required to present the original documents upon enrolment. Please have these documents prepared before you start completing the online form:

1. ‘Europass’ CV in English (for a template, see: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/examples);

2. Motivation letter in English, min. 1 page, covering the following areas:

  • personal competence, motivation, professional orientation and commitment;
  • educational background;
  • professional experience;
  • public activities (e.g. membership in professional associations);
  • academic or research activities;
  • additional language skills;
  • social-financial situation;
  • special needs;
  • exceptional achievements in other areas (e.g. sports, art);

3. Scanned copy of your diploma/degree (BA/BSc level or higher) with an English translation;

4. Scanned copy of the transcript of records of your studies in which you obtained the submitted degree/diploma with an English translation;

5. Copy of an official document describing the grading system / grade levels of your diploma/degree (if it is not presented on the diploma/degree itself) with an English translation. This document must be issued by your university or by an official authority of your country;

6. A proof of your excellent command of one of the official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish):

  • a language exam certificate issued by an accredited testing body (equivalent to at least level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), or
  • a school-leaving /maturity certificate attesting that you completed your secondary school studies in a school where the language of education was one of the languages listed above.

You don’t have to submit any documents under point 6 if your submitted diploma was awarded to you after completing a study program taught in one of the languages listed above and this fact is indicated in the diploma/degree.

7. Completed credit requirement form with course programmes in English or with an English translation.