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FAO–Hungarian Government Scholarship Program 2023


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The following Master of Science degree course is offered in English for the 2023–24 academic year:

  • Master in Agricultural Water Management Engineering
  • Master in Biotechnology


The following university and faculty participate:

  • Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Szent István Campus, Budapest

Terms and Conditions

As long as the required minimum is met, courses will be offered.

The award will pay for:

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

Apply also: Germany 2023 Fully Funded Scholarships

According to the 2007 Agreement between FAO and Hungary, the Hungarian government is responsible for paying all of the aforementioned expenses.

Only students are eligible for the scholarship; family members are not sponsored under the terms of this program.

List of Eligible Countries for FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarships

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo1
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • North Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • The State of Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Cabo Verde
  • Serbia
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen

The Selection and Application Criteria and Process

The following selection procedure is applicable to scholarships starting in September 2023.

There will be two stages to the student selection process:

Phase 1: FAO will pre-screen applicants and transmit applications to Hungary’s Ministry of Agriculture, which will forward them to the relevant University of the applicants’ choice. Just COMPLETE dossiers must be submitted by students. Dossiers that are incomplete will not be looked at. The processing of nameless files is disabled.

Phase 2: As part of the admissions process, selected students may be required to complete a written or oral English examination. Each of the successful candidates will be informed once another round of selection is conducted by the participating university. Without any engagement from FAO, the Universities alone will choose the students. The Ministry will also inform the chosen pupils.

The selection process will take place based on the following factors:

  • 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)

Application Deadline:

Applications should be submitted via email from 15 January to 28 February 2023

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