Call for applications for FAO Hungarian Government Scholarship 2019-20. The FAO scholarship is for master’s studies in Hunagary. A Scholarship Study Contract will be signed between the selected student and the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary (MoAH), which is the donor of the program, at the time of first semester registration.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger. 

As the number of scholarships is limited, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to E-MAIL their
applications as soon as possible.

FAO Hungarian Government Scholarship Details:

Host Country:

  • Hungary

Host Organisation:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Host Universities:

The following universities and faculties are participating:

  • University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty
  • Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences 
  • Szent István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Course Level:

  • Master’s Degree Programs

Fields of Study:

The following Master of Science degree courses are being offered in English for the 2019-20 Academic Year:

  • MSc in Plant Protection (University of Pannonia)
  • MSc in Rural Development and Agribusiness (Szent István University)
  • MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology (Szent István University)

Scholarship Value:

Courses will be offered provided the minimum number of students is reached.

The Hungary Scholarship will cover:

  • application and tuition fees throughout the study period with basic books and notes; 
  • dormitory accommodation; 
  • subsistence costs;
  • health insurance.

All of the above mentioned costs are financed by the Hungarian Government, according to the Agreement between FAO and Hungary in 2007.

The scholarship covers student costs only; family members are not supported within the frame of this programme.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship and residency of one of the eligible countries 
  • Excellent school achievements
  • English language proficiency (for courses taught in English)
  • Motivation
  • Good health
  • Age (candidates under 30 are preferred)

Residents (who must be nationals) of the following countries are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Programme:

  • 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, Yemen.

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

How to Apply for FAO Hungarian Government Scholarship 2019-20?

The selection process as described below applies to scholarships beginning in September 2019.

Student selection will take place in two phases:

Phase 1: FAO will pre-screen candidates and submit applications to the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary that will send them to the corresponding University as chosen by the applicants. Students must submit only COMPLETE dossiers. Incomplete dossiers will not be considered. Files without names will not be processed.

Phase 2: Selected candidates may be asked to take a written or oral English examination as part of the admission procedure. The participating Universities will run a further selection process and inform each of the successful candidates. Student selection will be made by the Universities only, without any involvement on the part of FAO. Selected students will also be notified by the Ministry.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for FAO Hungarian Government Scholarship 2019-20 is February 28, 2019.

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