FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship for International Students, 2023–2024

Scholarship in Engineering
  • Hungary, Budapest, Hungary View on Map
  • Apply Before : February 28, 2023
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Engineering And Biotechnology
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 22 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in partnership with the Hungarian Government, offers a limited number of scholarships. International applicants in Agricultural Water Management Engineering and Biotechnology can pursue their master’s degrees at the Hungarian University of Agriculture in Budapest.

The FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship is a fully funded program covering application and tuition fees, accommodations, health insurance, stipend, and subsistence expenses. All allowances above are the Hungarian government fund in 2023.

Brief Details

Application Status: 15 January 2023

Application Deadline: 28 February 2023

Start Date: September 2023

Duration: 22 Months

Level of Study: Master’s Degree (MSc)

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Teaching Language: English

Fields of study: Agricultural Water Management Engineering and Biotechnology

Host university: University of Szent Istvan

Benefits of FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship

This mutual Scholarship will cover students’ following costs:

  • Application fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodations
  • Health insurance
  • Stipend and subsistence expenses

Note: The scholarship allowances are only for the principal applicants. The applicant’s family members are not eligible to benefit from the costs.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Hold citizenship of one of the following eligible countries
  • Applicants should hold a BSc/MSc or equivalent
  • Demonstrate excellent school achievements
  • Prove English language proficiency for English-taught courses
  • Demonstrate interest and motivation
  • Be in a good health condition
  • Preference goes to candidates who are under 30-year-old

List of Eligible Countries

Candidates of the FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship should be residents of any of the following countries:

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, State of Palestine, the Philippines, Cabo Verde, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen

Required Documents

All applicants should prepare and submit the following documents:

  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Copy of undergraduate degree diploma and transcript/report of the study or its equivalent
  • English language proficiency documents
  • First or information page of the passport
  • Recommendation letter
  • Motivation letter
  • Medical certificate from a medical doctor.
  • Excellent conduct diploma or certificate from a local police authority.

Note: All mentioned documents must be in English. Otherwise, applicants should submit a certified translation of any document other than English.

Selection Process of FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship

The selection process has two phases as follows:

Phase 1: FAO will pre-screen applicants and send their applications to the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary in this step. The Ministry will send them to the corresponding University chosen by the applicants.

Phase 2: Shortlisted applicants may have a written or oral English test as part of the admission procedure. The University will have a different selection process later. Then they will inform each of the successful candidates about their results. The University will only select the students without any involvement on the part of FAO. Finally, the Ministry will notify the successful students.

How to Apply?

To apply for FAO Scholarship, all qualified applicants must submit their documents by email.


Submission Email: [email protected]



Important Notes:

  • As a limited number of scholarships, applicants must email their documents as soon as possible.
  • All documents should be in English.

For more details about the Scholarship, please visit the FAO official website or read the Guidelines. In case of any questions, please address [email protected].


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