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 the academic year starting Autumn 2018, to students from eligible developing and middle-income countries who wish to undertake postgraduate studies in agriculture-related disciplines.
Participating Hungarian universities in AY 2018/2019 and faculties are University of Debrecen and Szent István University. Eligible programmes of study are: animal husbandry, agricultural water management, and environmental engineering.
The 2-year scholarship covers: application and tuition fees throughout the study period; basic books and notes; dormitory accommodation; and subsistence costs. Scholars are entitled to the same health care coverage offered to Hungarian students during the course of the scholarship. 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, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo (in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)), 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 be assessed on their motivation.
Applications are to be submitted via email by 28 February 2018.