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.
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 range from between a 10% to 100% contribution towards 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.
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, from 10% to 100%.
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.
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.
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. The scholarship is awarded by a joint committee of the Milestone Institute and the representative body of the Bulgarian Minority in Hungary (Bolgár Országos Önkormányzat), following admission to the Milestone Institute. The scholarship covers two-thirds of the programme cost, awarded in equal parts by Milestone and the Bulgarian Minority on the condition that the recipient agrees to volunteer at the Bulgarian Library.
Scholarship for Talented Roma Students
The Milestone Institute subscribes wholeheartedly to the values of equal opportunities and social mobility and believes that talent cannot be contained within borders. At the Milestone Institute, we are strongly committed to diversity, welcoming and respecting the values that different cultures, ethnicities and identities bring. Hence, these scholarships are being offered to talented Roma students, in order that these talented individuals may pursue their studies in the inspirational, tolerant and open-minded environment of the Milestone Institute.
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. 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.
The János Hunyadi Scouts Foundation in Rákosliget has generously offered to fund one full scholarship for a student attending the Milestone Institute. The scholarship holder for 2019/2020 has already been chosen, thus the application is now closed.