Deadline for applications for the 2019-20 programme: 28 February 2019

9 January 2019, Budapest, Hungary – Applications are now being accepted by the FAO / Hungarian Government Scholarship Programme. The two-year scholarship finances post-graduate studies in agriculture-related disciplines for promising students from developing and middle-income countries.

Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the Hungary-sponsored FAO scholarship programme offers young professionals the opportunity to widen and deepen their knowledge. Those accepted to the programme will pursue studies in animal husbandry, agricultural water management, or environmental engineering, at either the University of Pannonia or Szent István University – both renowned Hungarian institutions of higher education.

The scholarship covers application and tuition fees, basic books, dormitory accommodation, subsistence costs, and health insurance.

Deadline for submitting applications is 28 February 2019, for the academic year starting in autumn 2019.

To date, more than 300 students have benefitted from the FAO-Hungary scholarship. Returning to their home countries, they have better chances on the job market. They also have access to a global professional network: their fellow scholars and their professors.

Nationals of the following countries, who also reside in their countries, are eligible to apply for the 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).