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Agreement with Hungary guarantees 50 scholarships for Angolan academics

The country will benefit, per year, from 50 scholarships for university education. The scholarships - which will include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorates in different specialties - are part of the Educational Exchange Scholarship Program, called "Stipendium Hungaricum", which results from a cooperation between Angola and Hungary.

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To sign the program, the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan communities, Domingos Custódio Vieira Lopes, and the Hungarian Ambassador to Angola, Zolts Maris, signed this Wednesday a memorandum of understanding.

At the ceremony, which took place in Luanda, Domingos Lopes did not put forward a specific date for the program to be implemented, but he admitted that the program will be an asset for the academic training of Angolan students, since Hungarian universities are very well ranked internationally.

The person in charge, cited by Angop, also said he hoped that this program will make the number of Angolan scholarship holders grow.

Alves da Silva, Secretary of State for Higher Education, who was also present at the ceremony, considered that this agreement represents a gain for the country in terms of academic training abroad.

The process of choosing the scholarship holders will be in charge of the National Institute of Scholarship Management (INAGBE), he said, adding that priority should be given to engineering, technology, health and agricultural sciences, without neglecting other specialties.

In the same vein, the Hungarian ambassador admitted that this program is an advantage for the academic training of young people. Totally free, this program should be seen as an opportunity: "The scholarship is totally free, students do not pay for housing, food and other expenses, being unique in the world," he added.