FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship for International Students, 2024–2025

Scholarship in Engineering
  • Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
  • Apply Before : February 29, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 11978
  • 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

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 2024.

Brief Details

Application Status: 15 January 2024

Application Deadline: 29 February 2024

Start Date: September 2024

Duration: 22 Months

Level of Study: Master’s Degree (MSc)

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Teaching Language: English

Fields of study: Environmental Engineering, Crop Production Engineering, and Horticultural Engineering

Host university: Sopron University, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Szent István Campus and Buda Campus)

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

To be eligible for the 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
  • One 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: In this step, FAO will pre-screen applicants and send their applications to the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary. The Ministry will then 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 the FAO Scholarship, all qualified applicants must submit their documents by email.


Submission Email: REU-Scholarship@fao.org



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. If you have any questions, please email REU-Scholarship@fao.org.


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