The Corvinus University of Budapest considers it its mission to find and train potential students with outstanding skills, independently of their social background and financial standing. The Gyula Illyés Programme of the University, advertised for the first time in this spring, expects the applications of talented Hungarian young people inside and outside the country, who finished secondary school, were not admitted yet to an institution of higher education, their parents have no university degrees and are maximum 26 years old.
The assessment board of three members attributed more importance to their future vision and motivation than to their previous academic performance, as the objective of the programme is to offer new possibilities to people who are committed, but their conditions prevented them from making the most of themselves. The primary consideration was to determine how much the programme could assist the participants in getting admitted to university next year.
As a result of the selection conducted on August 25, students of 19-26 years of age were admitted to the programme, both male and female. Among the talented young people selected, two are from Budapest, seven are from the country and one successful candidate is from Sub-Carpathia (Ukraine). Some of them come from single-parent families, some are raised by their grandparents, and one of them got into a difficult situation because of the Russia-Ukraine war.
‘I encourage the people admitted to the programme to take advantage of this unmatched opportunity, as I am convinced that this will help them to achieve their objectives’, said Előd Takáts, Rector of the University.
The participating young people will each get a support in the value of close to HUF 4 million in one academic year: intensive training in English language and mathematics, HUF 130 thousand per month for ten months, free accommodation in the dormitory, one warm meal per day, equipment for studying, telephone and internet subscription and travel allowance. During the year, mentors will assist them. Successful applicants will move into the Corvinus dormitory on 1 September.