Description of programme and email application procedures

for the scholarship programme sponsored by the Hungarian Government



The University of Pannonia Georgikon Faculty offers the following Master of Science degree courses in English for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

  1. Plant protection


Courses will be launched only in case of eligible number of successful applications.

The scholarship will cover:

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

All of the above mentioned costs are financed by the Hungarian Government, according to the Agreement between FAO and Hungary in 2007.

Scholarship students are entitled to the same health care coverage offered to Hungarian students during the course of the scholarship. The scholarship covers student costs only; relatives of the candidate are not supported within the frame of this programme.

List of Beneficiary countries

Nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply to the Scholarship Programme: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nigeria, North-Korea, the Philippines, Serbia, Somalia, South-Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Application and selection process

The selection process as described below applies to scholarships beginning in September 2015.

Student selection will take place in two phases:

Phase 1: FAO will pre-screen candidates and submit recommendations to the Ministry of Rural Development of Hungary that will send them to the corresponding University as chosen by the applicants. Students must submit only COMPLETED dossiers. Incomplete dossiers will not be considered. It is important to note that a favorable pre-screening in the first step does not guarantee selection.

Phase 2: 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.

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

  • Citizenship of one of the eligible countries
  • Excellent school achievements
  • Good health
  • Motivation
  • English language proficiency(for courses taught in English)
  • Age (candidates under 30 are preferred)

Application procedures

Interested applicants should prepare a dossier to be sent by E-MAIL consisting of:

  • Application form duly completed
  • A recent curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A copy of high school/college diploma and transcript/report of study
  • A copy of certificate of proficiency in English
  • Copies of relevant pages of passport showing expiration date and passport number
  • Statement of motivation
  • Health Certificate issued by Medical Doctor
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by local police authority.

All submitted documents must be in ENGLISH. Documents submitted in any other language will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that documents are duly translated and certified by a competent office; and that each document is saved with a name that identifies what it is.


Applications by interested candidates should be E-MAILED to FAO between

5 January 2015 and 28 February 2015

Paper copies of dossiers received by post or courier or any other way, will not be taken into consideration.

Important notes

As the number of scholarships is limited, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to E-MAIL their applications as soon as possible.

Applicants who were not selected in previous years may re-apply to the 2015-2016 Programme. These applicants will have to submit the complete dossier once again by E-MAIL ONLY.

Please note that the duration of the scholarship cannot be extended.

A Scholarship Study Contract will be signed between the selected student and the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary (MoAH), which is the donor of the programme at the time of first semester registration.

Students are asked to fill out an end of course evaluation upon completion of their studies and complete questionnaires on a periodic basis in order to evaluate the impact of their education. Applicants wishing to explore external funding opportunities to cover the travel costs may do so at their own initiative. However, in view of the length of the process, applicants wishing to apply for 2015 scholarships are strongly encouraged to E-MAIL their application while they endeavor to identify funds or pending confirmation that such funds will be granted.

All queries concerning the programme or the application process should be E-MAILED to FAO at:

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Nature and level of courses: MSc courses in the following subjects:
  • Plant protection
  • University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty
Who can participate: Students holding a BSc/MSc or equivalent. Specific requirements may be applied by single Universities, see detailed description Nationals from eligible countries (see page 1)
Form of support: Scholarship
Duration of scholarship: 22 months
Language: English
Age limit: No formal age limits, candidates under age 30 preferred
Other conditions: Students applying to English courses should have an appropriate level of knowledge in oral and written English (certificate)
Deadline for applying to FAO by
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28 February 2015




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Georgikon Faculty

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Deák Ferenc u. 16.
Phone: (+36)83/545-148
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