The Milestone Institute was founded as a national centre of advanced education with the aim of inspiring gifted students in their quest for academic excellence, their pursuit of scholarly curiosity and their passion for leadership. Located in the heart of Budapest, the Institute’s principal aim is to create a community of intellectuals, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs who are ready to act as catalysts of change along democratic and egalitarian principles.
On the 7th Anniversary of its founding, the Milestone Institute has a vibrant and diverse community of over 300 high-school students spread across our four-year academic programme; over 500 alumni at many of the world’s top 100 universities; and a teaching community of nearly 100 academics. Milestone students come from over 90 different high schools and from all parts of Hungary, and some even from as far as Austria, Slovakia or Serbia. In 2016/17, 21 of the 107 Milestone students who applied to international universities received offers from Oxford and Cambridge, with 37.5% of those who applied to Oxbridge gaining a place (42% at Cambridge, 30% at Oxford).
The Milestone Institute offers over 130 academic modules ranging from classics to neuroscience, spread across an academic year with three teaching terms. Milestone students have won numerous national and international Olympiads and awards and regularly attend international conferences. In addition, the Milestone Institute hosts over a dozen student-lead societies and a number of alumni-led initiatives.
The next 5 years
The ambition of the Milestone Institute for the next five years is to lay the foundations for a campus that will realise the pioneering vision of a knowledge port, a space that puts theories into practice and assembles knowledge through a global network, disseminating and actively producing it via interdisciplinary initiatives in key areas of socio-political, economic, cultural, scientific and technological development.
Bajza utca 44, III. Floor
Dániel Léderer, Ádám Zeitler & György Greskovits
Head of the Academic Programme:
Number of students:
Founding Students: 5
Academic Year 2010/11: 35
Academic Year 2011/12: 80
Academic Year 2012/13: 110
Academic Year 2013/14: 185
Academic Year 2014/15: 280
Academic Year 2015/16: 297
Academic Year 2016/17: 323
Academic Year 2017/18: 342