World Aquatics Scholarship Programme

Launched in 2014, the World Aquatics Scholarships Programme is dedicated to offering essential financial and technical assistance to athletes with globally acknowledged sporting accomplishments who face challenges due to inadequate local training conditions. This distinctive program serves as a catalyst for athlete development, fostering multicultural cooperation and providing a platform for learning from experienced coaches. Beyond developing athletic skills, the program is designed to facilitate holistic development, nurturing athletes not only in their sporting endeavours but also as individuals. It stands as a testament to the commitment to creating opportunities that extend beyond the realm of sports, fostering a well-rounded generation of athletes.

It is a unique programme supporting athletes from all over the world, who are their National Team members, having represented their country in international competitions and are committed to participating in the upcoming World Aquatics Championships and the Olympic Games.  

Majority of athletes selected for the program train at the World Aquatics Training Centres for durations ranging from one to two years. They exhibit a proactive approach to improving their sport results, while simultaneously striving for personal development as both an athlete and an individual

Currently 132 athletes are benefiting from 2023 – 2024 World Aquatics Scholarship programme.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme

The Stipendium Hungaricum Sports Scholarship Programme (SHS), instituted by the Government of Hungary in 2021, is under the management of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, with coordination entrusted to Tempus Public Foundation. This program is designed to facilitate the simultaneous pursuit of university studies and athletic careers, providing valuable opportunities for international athletes.


  1. Create opportunities for international students with globally acknowledged sporting accomplishments to study in Hungarian higher education institutions
  2. Facilitate advanced training opportunities through collaboration with the Hungarian Swimming Association.

The geographical scope of the programme is: every state in the world, except for the states of the European Union, states of the European Economic Area*

*List of non-eligible citizenships: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom