TUITION FEE

The tuition fee for the Core and Access Programmes is for the entire academic year, covering three trimesters. For the Advising Programme, the tuition fee is per Sprint, excluding the one-off contribution.

Tuition fees for the academic year 2023-2024 will be determined in September 2022. In determining the tuition fees for each year, annual inflation will be taken into account, based on the report of the Central Statistical Office (KSH) of September 2022.

For information, the tuition fees for the academic year 2022/2023:

Type of Programme Tuition Fee 2022-2023
Core Programme 1 175 000 HUF / academic year
Access Programme 1 530 000 HUF / academic year
Milestone Advising Programme 1 000 000 one-time contribution to the Milestone Institute scholarship fund
+ 650 000 HUF / Advising Sprint

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SCHOLARSHIPS


Our mission is to prepare the thinkers and leaders who will build the Hungary of the future by meeting the challenges of the 21st century. We believe that this requires leaders and communities that include all sections of society (people from different backgrounds and experiences). To accomplish our goal, we need to break through glass ceilings, to create opportunities for all committed students to receive an excellent education, regardless of their background or financial situation.

Our scholarship system provides financial support to students who would otherwise be unable to participate in Milestone’s educational programmes, or who would find it difficult to do so. There is also the possibility to pay in instalments (no scholarship application is required).

While our scholarship system is needs-based, we will continue to support our high achieving students by promoting academic, research and community initiatives. That is why we have created our Fellowship system, which can be combined with a needs-based scholarship application and is open to all of our students.

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TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS:


Needs-Based Scholarship


Availability

Core Programme (all programme years)

Scholarship rate (as a percentage of the total annual tuition fee)

15-75%

Duration

One academic year (open every year)

How to apply

For new students: Submission of programme and scholarship application form
For continuing students: Submission of scholarship application material


Bridge Scholarship


Availability

Access Programme, Core Programme (all programme years)

Scholarship rate (as a percentage of the total annual tuition fee)

100%

Duration

Up to several years of study based on eligibility

How to apply

Submit the Bridge scholarship form

Needs-Based scholarships


In order to promote social diversity, students in financial need can apply for the Needs-Based Scholarships, which are available at all programme years of the Core Programme (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior).

Needs-Based Scholarships can be combined with a Fellowship, for which each student needs to apply separately.

Types of social scholarships

Milestone Needs-Based Scholarship

Short Description

Funded by the Milestone Institute’s own grants

Application criteria

Successful submission of a needs-based scholarship application

No other application criteria

Other application materials

No other application materials to be submitted

Evaluation

In case new students upon successful admittance to the Institute, for continuing students upon successful completion of the ongoing academic year, Needs-Based Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the Milestone Scholarship Committee, according to the following criteria

No extra assessment criteria

7th District Scholarship

Short Description

Our scholarship to support our district’s community

Application criteria

Successful submission of a needs-based scholarship application

Residence in the 7th district of Budapest (min. 1 year) or attendence of a secondary school located in the district

Other application materials

Proof of address of residence or secondary school

Evaluation

In case new students upon successful admittance to the Institute, for continuing students upon successful completion of the ongoing academic year, Needs-Based Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the Milestone Scholarship Committee, according to the following criteria

Residency or secondary school’s location in the 7th district is verified by the Institute on presentation of an address card or secondary school certificate

Lyons Scholarship

Short Description

West London Synagogue’s donation to support talented Hungarian Jewish students in need

Application criteria

Successful submission of a Needs-Based scholarship application

Jewish ancestry and identity (the applicant has at least one Jewish grandparent on the paternal or maternal line, or is a converted Jew)

Other application materials

An essay answering questions related to the scholarship and the applicant’s Jewish identity and heritage

Evaluation

In case new students upon successful admittance to the Institute, for continuing students upon successful completion of the ongoing academic year, Needs-based Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the Milestone Scholarship Committee, according to the following criteria

Essay will be evaluated by the West London Synagogue

Bulgarian Minority Scholarship

Short Description

Scholarship co-funded with the Bulgarian National Municipality

Application criteria

Successful submission of a Needs-Based Scholarship application

Active participation in the Bulgarian minority community

Other application materials

To be determined by the Bulgarian National Municipality(the call for applications will be published on the website of the Municipality)

Evaluation

In case new students upon successful admittance to the Institute, for continuing students upon successful completion of the ongoing academic year, Needs-based Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the Milestone Scholarship Committee, according to the following criteria

The application will be evaluated by the Bulgarian National Municipality

Who can apply?

It is of great importance to us that both our existing and new students take advantage of the opportunities offered by Milestone. We encourage all families to apply for a scholarship who feel that paying the full tuition fee would put a strain on their finances.

The Scholarship Committee reviews and evaluates all applications received and attempts to award scholarships to each applicant according to the family’s financial situation.

To illustrate the opportunities, here is some information on the general background of two of the successful applicants for the Needs-Based Scholarships in early 2022:


  • A student living in a town 40 kilometres from Budapest, in a two-person household with one of their parents who works as a civil servant. When the application was submitted, the household as a whole was living on approximately 300 000 HUF per month. On the basis of the evaluation, the Scholarship Committee recommended a Needs-Based Scholarship of more than 60% of the tuition fees for the applicant family.
  • Student living in Budapest, in a household of four, with two parents and one sibling. The parents work as small entrepreneurs. When the application was submitted, the family was living on approximately HUF 640 000 per month. On the basis of the evaluation, the Scholarship Committee recommended a Needs-Based Scholarship of more than 10% of the tuition fees for the applicant family.


The examples above are for information only! When awarding scholarships, the Scholarship Committee always takes into account all the applications submitted in a given year, so decisions may vary from year to year depending on the needs and number of applicants and the economic conditions of the year in question.

The Application Process



IN THE CASE OF NEW STUDENTS

  • The student is
    admitted to
    the Institute

    Application


    Complete and submit the online application including the scholarship and/or Fellowship form

  • Assessment


    Milstone’s Scholarship Committee evaluates and awards applications based on a pre-defined scoring

  • Notification of results


    If successful, the notification will include the amount of the scholarship avalible in the form of tuition fee sidcount


IN THE CASE OF CONTINUING STUDENTS

  • Application


    Complete and submit the scholarship and/or Fellowship application form

  • Upon successful
    completion of the
    programme year

    Asssessment


    Milesonte’s Scholarship Committee avaluates and awards applications based on pre-defend scoring

  • Notification of results


    If successful, the notification will include the amount of the scholarship avalible in the form of tuition fee sidcount

Bridge Scholarship


We believe in equal opportunities, the power of value-based, critical, reflective and forward-looking knowledge, and collective social responsibility. Therefore, we are committed to creating opportunities for our Bridge Scholarship students to study at the Milestone Institute tuition-free.

The Bridge Scholarship is available to students who are accepted for either the Access or the Core Programme. In addition to successful admission to the Institute and the submission of a scholarship application, successful application for a Bridge Scholarship is also conditional upon attendance at an admission day for applicants and their parents.

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Who can apply?

In the first place, we welcome applications from socially deprived and/or Roma students who:

  • will finish the 8th or the 9th grade in high school (or the corresponding years in 6-grade or 8-grade high schools) in 2022-2023;
  • aminimum grade average (in the Hungarian system) of 4.0 (excluding the grades for discipline – “magatartás, szorgalom”);
  • Intermediate level of English (a language exam is not a prerequisite);
  • showing outstanding potential in one of the following fields: academic, artistic, community leadership

For details of the eligibility criteria and assessment criteria for the Bridge Scholarship, click here.

The Bridge scholarship scheme for the academic year 2023-2024 will open in the autumn of 2022.


Evaluations Procedure and Requirements


(for All Types of Scholarships)

Scholarship applications will be considered by the Milestone Scholarship Committee only after successful admission of the student (for continuing students, successful completion of the ongoing programme year).

The evaluation of scholarship applications is a complex, multi-step process. The first step is an administrative review of the submitted applications and, if necessary, a completion of documents. As there are several documents to be submitted with the application, all applicants are advised to start preparing their scholarship application in due time.

The following step is for the Milestone Scholarship Committee to evaluate the applications based on a pre-defined scoring system. The assessment will take into account the amount of monthly income per person living in the applicant’s household, the monthly expenditure for health reasons of the household members, the distance between the applicant’s place of residence and the Milestone Institute and other reasonable social circumstances of the applicant. For Bridge scholarship applicants, attendance at the admission day organised for applicants and their parents will also be taken into account.


Scholarship holders at the Institute must fulfil additional requirements alongside their studies, such as:

  • matriculating the Milestone year successfully and perform well in their modules;
  • actively participate in Milestone’s Student Life;
  • participate in fundraising events and the activities organised by the Institute for Scholarship holders.
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FELLOWSHIP
SYSTEM

Our Fellowship system is designed to support and recognise outstanding academic, research and community-building achievements of our students who are enrolled or admitted to the Core Programme, and among other benefits it provides a tuition fee discount of 10% of the respective tuition fees. Successful applicants (future Fellows) will also receive other support and opportunities: individual counselling sessions with a member of the Academic Team each trimester, an invitation to a professional meeting at the Institute and the opportunity to take an extra module.

Newly admitted students can apply for four Fellowships (research and competitive). Nine Fellowships (Research, Competitive and Milestone Community Building) are available to students already studying at the Institute.

To apply, applicants must submit a motivation letter outlining their achievements in recent years, their competition/project planned for the upcoming academic year and their plans to improve and develop Milestone’s student community. More information on the application criteria and process can be found here (link).

Applications will be evaluated by the Milestone Fellowship Committee on the basis of the content of the motivation letter submitted (presentation of achievements and planned outcomes, quality and feasibility of projects to improve student community’s life). Students who are applying for a Fellowship may also apply for a Scholarship.

In addition to implementing their projects outlined in the motivation letter, Fellows are expected to:

  • successfully complete the requirements of their Milestone programme year;
  • attend their classes at the Institute in a consistent and disciplined manner;
  • actively participate in Milestone’s student life;
  • participate in Milestone’s student recruitment events;
  • give their consent for the Milestone Institute to report on their academic achievements on its public platforms.
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