Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development Fellowship

Deadline: 28 February 2014
Open to: BSc/MSc (or equivalent) holders with citizenship and residency in a developing country
Fellowship:  healthcare, tuition, books, and subsistence costs


The Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), on behalf of the Government of Hungary is offering fellowship programme for the students of developing countries. The fellowships are available for pursuing master (MSc) degree in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Horticulture and Rural development and agribusiness.

Fellowships are available for pursuing master degree level at participating universities: Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Szent István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.


The students of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nigeria, North-Korea, the Philippines, Serbia, Somalia, South-Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen can apply for the fellowships.

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

  • Citizenship and residency of one of the eligible countries
  • Students holding a BSc/MSc or equivalent (specific requirements may be applied by single universities)
  • Excellent school achievements
  • Good health
  • Motivation
  • English language proficiency (for courses taught in English)
  • Age (candidates under 30 are preferred)


The Fellowship will cover tuition, books, and subsistence costs for the entire duration of the course. The awarded students will be responsible for financing their travel to and from Hungary. Family members cannot be supported in any way under the framework of the Fellowships programme.

Scholarship students are entitled to the same health care coverage offered to Hungarian students during the course of the scholarship.


The application deadline is 28th February 2014.

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. Selected candidates may be asked to take a written or oral English examination as part of the admission procedure.

You must email the following required documentation in order to be considered for this scholarship. All of these documents are required:

  • Application form duly completed (available HERE). Make sure you specify at the top which course you are applying to.
  • A recent curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of high school/college diploma and transcript/report of study or copy of the diploma attachment.
  • Copies of relevant pages of valid passport.
  • One letter of recommendation (from your school or workplace).
  • Statement of motivation.
  • A Bill of Health (issued by your family doctor, or clinic or hospital).
  • A statement of good conduct issued by local or national authorities.

Applications must be sent to FAO by email to

For further information, visit the official website HERE.

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