Further Information on Financial Provisions
HSB Scholarships cannot be awarded concurrently with any other scholarship awarded by the Hungarian state. If a scholarship-holder has been awarded another scholarship or gets other financial support (wages), he/she must waive the HSB scholarship.
The scholarship is meant to cover the living expenses of one person only so there is no available financing or visa exemption for accompanying members of the family or any other persons. In case of long-term research stays or trainings payment of the stipend will not be effectuated immediately upon arrival in Hungary. Therefore scholarship holders are advised to have a sufficient amount of money to cover their living costs for at least one month in Hungary. Scholarship holders arriving for one month or shorter must bear in mind that their stipend may well be transferred only a few days before leaving Hungary.
Apart from the financial provisions outlined above, the HSB shall not compensate for any other costs related to the scholarship holder’s stay.
Travel expenses to Hungary, within Hungary and back to the country of origin shall not be covered by the Hungarian Scholarship Board.
According to the rules and amendments of the European Union Council Regulations 1408/71 (EC) and 574/72 (EC), European Union citizens or citizens of EFTA member countries (with the exception of Switzerland) are covered by health insurance in Hungary provided by the European Health Insurance Card. The card must be collected in the home country prior to the arrival in Hungary. Non-EU citizens and non-EFTA citizens who wish to stay in Hungary for more than 1 month are covered for medical treatment in case of sudden illness. Except for emergency cases the costs of dental care are not covered. Scholarship-holders staying in Hungary for less than 1 month are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage.