In addition to excellence, a larger budget and a research-teaching career, promoting a symbiosis of science and practice: two new doctoral fellowships will start at Corvinus from September 2021. Prospective first-year students can apply for the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, and the Cooperative Doctoral Scholarship is also open to doctoral students who have already started their research careers.
The aim of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship aim of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship is to stabilize the financial situation of the best-performing doctoral students and make their academic careers more attractive. Hungarian state scholarship students enrolled in 2021 or later can apply for the scholarship. Successful applicants must submit a report for the previous semester at the end of each semester, which will be judged by a committee. The student is obliged to repay if he / she does not submit the report, prepares it inaccurately or does not meet the credit minimum.
The amount of the scholarship is determined annually by the Board of Presidents in February, depending on the number of places and budget possibilities. The application is published in April each year and the scholarship awarded is for a period of one year. A scholarship student may only undertake assignments or a maximum of 50 percent part-time work, and must announce the establishment of an employment relationship at the University.
The Cooperative Doctoral Scholarship is for students who combine research careers and practice. The purpose of the scholarship is to increase the number of people working in research, development and innovation, so that Corvinus doctoral students have a good chance of applying for the scholarship. The scholarship will be announced by the National Office for Research, Development and Innovation, but Corvinus will sign a contract with the scholarship holder, and the application will also be available on the university’s website. However, doctoral students cannot receive Corvinus and Cooperative Doctoral Scholarships at the same time.
The Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship can be applied for by those who choose the Hungarian state scholarship program and the academic career from September 2021 within the general doctoral admission procedure. The application can be submitted by marking the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship on the doctoral application form. The basic condition for receiving the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship is that the applicant accepts the scholarship conditions set out in the BCE Student Study and Benefit Regulations (HTJSZ/SSBR), achieves at least 80/100 points in the general admission procedure, be among the highest performing applicants in the given doctoral school, and fill in the declaration of excellence on the application form.
The declaration of excellence is an 8-10 line motivation letter, which contains the name of the applicant for the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, and in which the applicant clearly but concisely, even in points (in Hungarian for Hungarian native speakers) states the excellence marks, achievements, skills, research opportunities, commitments, future plans, etc. he feels that he is one of the best candidates.
The Scholarship Council, which evaluates the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, decides on the award of the Scholarship based on the performance achieved in the admission procedure and the statement of excellence. Applicants who have won both the Hungarian state scholarship and the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship and are admitted to academic careers will also be provided with a new laptop after the start of their studies, with which we want to help them continue their studies and research smoothly.