Agriculture Scholarship in Hungary: 2023

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) would like to invite eligible applicants who wish to further their studies and pursue careers in the identified scarce skills to apply for the Masters and Doctorate level-study offered by the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship. The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme was established by the Hungarian Government to promote the internationalisation of the Hungarian higher education and to attract top foreign students from all around the world who an establish personal and professional attachments to Hungary while enjoying high quality education in the heart of Europe.


Conditions of the Scholarship:

1. Eligibility criteria:

  • South African citizens in good health
  • Have a strong academic record: Postgraduate applications should have performed well in their previous studies with a minimum 65% average mark achieved in their previous studies
  • An interest in studying in Hungary and demonstrated commitment to the development of South Africa
  • Available and eligible to study in Hungary from September 2023
  • Meet the entry criteria for their selected programmes in Hungary
  • Meet the minimum academic requirement for entry into a similar programme at a South African university

2. Hungarian Government offers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend
  • University accommodation or a contribution towards private accommodation
  • Medical insurance


3. Fields of Study

Master's applicants must apply for a course on this list below to be considered for the scholarship for DALRRD:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Husbandry Engineering
  • Animal Nutrition and Food Safety
  • Horticultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Water Management Engineering


4. Application process

  • Applicants are required to complete the online application on the Stipendium Hungaricum website by the deadline indicated and fulfil all requirements as stipulated: Or
  • In addition to the requirements indicated on the Stipendium Hungaricum website, South African applicants must upload documents as part of their online application 

Application Guide for the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme [download]

Medium of Instruction in South African Public Universities [download]

Hungary Application process [download]


  • Once online application process is complete the application should be printed and also submitted to Ms Jacky Smit ( for further action


5. Contact for more information

Mr Sello Tlhatlha

Tel: 012 319 7159



Ms Jacky Smit

Tel: 012 319 7019



6. Deadline

Applications are the 2023/24 academic is open and will close on 15 January 2023, this include both full degree programmes and partial/exchange programmes