Tuition fees & Scholarships

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for a single academic year consisting of three trimesters is HUF 780,000 (including VAT).

To make the programme accessible to all students, scholarships and instalment payments are available for students in need.

Scholarship Applications for 2021/2022 are now CLOSED.


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.

Bridge Scholarship

We at the Milestone Institute believe in equal opportunities, in critical, reflective and forward-looking knowledge that are based on social values and collective social responsibilities. We hold the view that our students are equal, therefore the Bridge Scholarship provides an essential space and place for them to get rid of society’s prejudice, different forms of oppressions and othering labels. We are committed to promote the resilience and hidden potential of our students to set them on a path to success and becoming agents of change.

The Milestone Access Program offers a unique educational and community experience, where, in line with the Institute’s commitment to social responsibility, a key aspect is the participation of talented scholars from socially disadvantaged backgrounds in the programme. They are the Bridge scholars of Milestone, a cohort of socially disadvantaged and/or marginalised Romani students with exceptional academic and leadership potential.

The presence and active participation of the Bridge scholars in the Access Programme yields mutually beneficial encounters, through which students can gain hands-on experience rather than purely theoretical knowledge about the phenomenon of social inequality and successful social mobility.

By entering and then completing the Access Programme the Bridge Scholars will make their first steps on the road in becoming internationally competitive and aspirational examples of achievement that inspire others as well as become voices shaping the broader societal conversation in Hungary and on the global scene.

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.

Bulgarian Minority Scholarship

Due to the long-standing collaboration between Milestone and the Bulgarian Minority in Hungary, we have set up a fee-waiver scholarship especially for students who belong to and are active within the Bulgarian minority community. Bulgarian Scholarships are jointly funded by Milestone Institute and the Bolgár Országos Önkormányzat, with applications reviewed and decisions made by the Önkormányzat. The scholarship is awarded following admission to the Milestone Institute and on the condition that the recipient agrees to be active in the Bulgarian community.

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