Milestone Institute in numbers

Student achievements and teaching excellence

Milestone Institute of Advanced Studies is a talent enrichment centre located in Budapest, Hungary. Founded in 2010, our mission is to act as a catalyst of societal progress through an internationally recognised programme of education, designed to nurture a community of future leaders within Hungary. 

Our graduates have been accepted to top universities across the globe, and our alumni network continues to grow. Over the past 14 years, we have worked on ensuring that our students are admitted to the universities that best match their talents and aspirations.

1300+

alumni

2500+

offers from QS Top 100 universities

180+

offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Our academic profile as of 2023

Our mentors and module leaders bring knowledge capital from all over the world, having graduated from top universities themselves from Tokyo to Paris, through London, Vienna, Indiana and Chicago. The institute thrives on its international faculty, who come together at Milestone to exchange ideas and provide high quality education to our students.

Modules are taught by subject expert faculty, who design and deliver 8-week-long courses corresponding to an AP-level / undergraduate curriculum.

80+

faculty members

Our faculty holds degrees from

40+

top ranking universities

100%

have BA/BSc

92%

have MA/MSc

50% 

have PhD

90+ 

modules offered

Highlights: 

Climate, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Data Science, Designing Space, Differentiation & Integration, Econometrics, Electromagnetism, Game Theory,Genetic Engineering, Good and Evil, Human Nature, Imperialism and Modern Politics, Matrices and Markov Chains, Natural Philosophies, Perception and Cognition, Philosophy of Law, Religions of the Middle East, State Theory

Student achievements over the past three years 

We encourage and support our students in participating and securing placements in the most prestigious and competitive essay competitions, scientific olympiads, arts competitions, and provide them with many other opportunities of intellectual growth, academic orientation and to serve the community and the common good.

In the past three years, our students have received numerous accolades, which include the following: 

2023

Baltic Sea Philosophy Essay Event (BSPEE)

János Pecznik

Gold medal

Baltic Sea Philosophy Essay Event (BSPEE)

Benedek Szatmáry

Honorary mention

British Biology Olympiad (BBO)

Marcell Schwarzkopf

Bronze medal

Cinemira Youth Film Festival 2023

Mateo Coelho

Mateo's short film ‘Fuss el véle’ made it to the finals of the festival's competition and was screened during the festival in October

Dialexicon

Bernadett Osvay-Szabó

Publication essay titled ‘Generative AI: A Blessing or a Curse for Artists?’

International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

Nándor Szombat

Silver medal

International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Olivér Lontay

1st place

International Chemistry Tournament

Anna Koharek

2nd place

International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO)

Júlia Hegedűs

Bronze medal (as a member of the Hungarian team)

International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO)

Róza Mária Zolnai

Honorary mention

John Locke Essay Competition

Botond Magyar, Dávid Hadházy, Alexandra Sipos, Kristóf Dávid, Laura Tompos, Gergely Hernádi, Anna Dámosy, Marcell Borbély, Hanna Vámosi, Panna Csonka, Ádám Bárdos, Anna Nguyen, Szonja Végváry, Nóra Marianna, Szikszai Hédi Tapasztó, Márton Ábel Molnár

Shortlisted

2022

31st Youth Science and Innovation Talent Contest

Barna Benedek

1st place

Baltic Sea Philosophy Essay Event (BSPEE)

Simon Rózsa

Silver medal

Baltic Sea Philosophy Essay Event (BSPEE)

János Seregi

Bronze medal

Dialexicon

Efraim Tóth, Sámuel Vető, Soma Virágh

Honorable mentions

European Citizen’s Prize

Marco Németh

Awarded annually by the European Parliament

Hungarian qualifiers of World School Debating Championships (WSDC)

Julianna Balázs, Lili Törőcsik, Ádám Vas and Szabolcs Veress

1st place

International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Olivér Lontay

Silver medal

International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Simon Rózsa

Silver medal

International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO)

Efraim Dahlén

Honorary mention

International Public Policy Forum (IPPF)

Hédi Nguyen, Péter Paksy-Kliment, Tamara Lehoczky

Made it to the top 32 as the only team from the EU

John Locke Essay Competition

Sára Bogdán, Leila Csorba, Anna Strbka

Shortlisted

National Conference of Researching Students (TUDOK)

Johanna Telek

1st place

XX. Hungarian Research Student Association Scientific Essay Competition

Eszter Szentiványi

1st place

2021

Baltic Sea Philosophy Essay Event (BSPEE)

Benjamin Zoltán Allen

Gold medal

Baltic Sea Philosophy Essay Event (BSPEE)

Laura Lakits, Mira Weiler

Honorable mentions

Bionics Competition of Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Ádám Gao, Marcell Németh, Ábris Tóth

2nd place

Cinemira International Children's Film Festival

Ani Nguyen

Junior Squirrel Award for ‘Best Film made by Teens’

Dialexicon

Emma Mészáros

Published article, titled ‘How Viktor Orban's Hungary is heading towards dictatorship’

Dialexicon

Benjamin Zoltán Allen

Honorable mention

High School Business Challenge

Zsófia Lazur, Bettina Tang, Réka Apjok, Olivér Lontay

1st place

International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

Bich Diep Nguyen

Silver medal

International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Zsófia Balogh

Silver medal

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)

Ádám Mátéfy

Silver medal

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

László Jirkovszky-Bari

Honorable mention

Mary Renault Prize (by St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford)

Olivér Csákány

1st prize

National Conference of Researching Students (TUDOK)

Anna Aliz Tóth

1st place

National Secondary School Academic Competition (OKTV) in Philosophy

Bence Örkény

1st place

National Secondary School Academic Competition (OKTV) in Philosophy

Dániel Gonda

2nd place

National Secondary School Academic Competition (OKTV) in Philosophy

Márton Vida

3rd place

Oxford Schools’ International Debating Competition (by the Oxford Union)

Julianna Balázs, Lili Törőcsik

1st place in ‘Novice’ category

University College London (UCL) Essay Competition

Simon Rózsa

1st place

Warwick Online Debate Tournament

Julianna Balázs, Lili Törőcsik

Bronze medal

International recognition

We recognise  the fact that admission to the two most prestigious UK universities (Oxford and Cambridge) is considered an important indicator of the success and reliability of an institution of secondary education. We are immensely proud that since our foundation in 2010, over 180 students from Milestone Institute have gained admission to Oxbridge, and that we have been recognized by The Telegraph as one of the leading international schools in this respect in two consecutive years (2021 and 2022).

Our students and ourselves are similarly curious about other horizons. Therefore, we have been steadily focusing on excellence at other top universities both in Europe and beyond. Just in the last year, our students received 26 admissions to top US universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. We have also been building up to become a steady feeding school of outstanding European universities such as Sciences Po, Bocconi and the Universities of Amsterdam and Groningen: 20 of our alumni in 2023 continued their studies at these four prestigious institutions alone.