Tuition fees & Scholarships

The tuition fee for a single academic year consisting of three semesters is HUF 750,000 (including VAT). To make the programme accessible to all students, scholarships and instalment payments are available for students in need.

Scholarship application for Academic Year 2020/2021 will be open from January 2020 for continuing students, and from February 2020 for new students.


Our mission is to nurture a community of future leaders within Hungary. It is important to us that, if we are to reach a vision of a transformed Hungary that our future leaders come from all walks of life and represent the people from all backgrounds. We understand that a ‘glass ceiling’ exists for too many. We at Milestone are dedicated to ensuring that every highly performing student can have the same opportunities available to them.

Through our scholarship programme, successful applicants will receive financial support towards the cost of the programme. Scholarships contribute to a portion of the tuition fee for the academic year.

Should a student’s application be accepted and granted a scholarship, there will be additional requirements and tasks the student must fulfil throughout the duration of the year alongside their studies. To list a few, students must:

  • Matriculate the year successfully
  • Maintain a high attendance rate
  • Be an active member of at least one Student Life Society or club
  • Attend relevant events in Milestone

Successful students will work closely with their mentors and the Scholarships Team to ensure all requirements are met. All scholarships may be revoked and subject to repayment if students’ performance is found to be unsatisfactory.

Milestone currently offer a range of scholarships, each with varying criteria for eligibility and each lasting for one year only. Following this, reapplication may be possible. For more information on each scholarship, and which is right for you, please see the details below.

Needs-Based Scholarships

As part of our overarching goal of increasing student mobility, we provide a number of fee-waiver scholarships for newly admitted as well as continuing students from lower income backgrounds. Needs-based scholarships are available to students admitted to any of the four academic years (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior). Scholarships are income-assessed and will be awarded as a percentage of the programme cost.

As applications for needs-based scholarships require the submission of a number of supporting documents, we strongly recommend students to start the application procedure in time.

Merit Scholarship

The Institute awards fee-waiver scholarships to newly admitted as well as continuing students who have demonstrated exceptional intellectual potential, notably through successful participation in academic competitions. Our scholarship holders have generally excelled at national, regional and international Academic Olympiad competitions. Scholarships are awarded based on past achievements (of continuing  as well as new students) and performance at the entry exam (for new students). Merit scholarships may be revoked and are subject to repayment if the student’s performance is found to be unsatisfactory.

Lyons Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the reform congregation of the West London Synagogue, we have launched the Lyons Scholarship, with the aim to increase the number of Jewish children able to benefit from the Milestone Institute’s outstanding, internationally recognised education programme for Hungarian students with high academic ability and strong leadership potential. The scholarship is needs-based, targeting students of Jewish heritage. Recipients should qualify for a place at the Institute, either though Milestone’s admission criteria or by continuing their studies as Milestone student and be of Jewish heritage. It is also compulsory to submit a Needs-based scholarship application in order to be considered for the Lyons Scholarship.

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