Type of Funding
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is offering, with the sponsorship of the Hungarian government, the Hungarian Government Scholarship for AY 2019-2020, to students from eligible developing and middle-income countries who wish to undertake eligible English-taught Masters degree studies in agriculture-related disciplines.
Participating Hungarian universities in AY 2019/2020 and faculties are University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty and Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Eligible Masters degree programmes offered in English for AY 2019-20 are:
- MSc in Plant Protection (University of Pannonia)
- MSc in Rural Development and Agribusiness (Szent István University)
- MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology (Szent István University)
The 2-year scholarship covers: application and tuition fees throughout the study period; basic books and notes; dormitory accommodation; subsistence costs; and health insurance. The scholarship covers student costs only; family members are not supported.
Nationals who are also residents of the following countries are eligible for the scholarship: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nigeria, North-Korea, Palestine, the Philippines, Serbia, Somalia, South-Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
Applicants must have excellent scholastic achievements, be in good health and be proficient in the English language. Preference will be given to those below the age of 30. They will also be assessed on their motivation.
Applications are to be submitted via email by 28 February 2019.