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Scholar-Leaders Program

Application Details for Students in Hungary

Application deadline: December 15, 2015

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Hungary is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished second-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of economics, management, engineering or technology at the specific universities listed below.

Why Apply?

  • Annual USD 2,000 scholarship for up to two years (depending on course of study*)
  • A possibility to “shadow” a GE business leader
  • Participation in GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders activities, including a specially designed leadership development seminar
  • Participation in community service projects

*Note: Please include in your application whether you intend to continue your studies in a Master’s program after finishing the Bachelor level. You can apply even if you do not plan to continue your studies after you have finished the Bachelor level, however, you will receive only one year of funding.

Who Can Apply?

Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria described below will be considered for the award competition. Please read carefully.

Students must be attending the following institutions to be eligible to apply:

  1. Corvinus University of Budapest
  2. Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  3. University of Miskolc
  4. University of Pécs
  5. University of Szeged

Further Requirements Include:

  • High academic standards, as demonstrated by grades received in the first two semesters of your university studies. (In order to continue receiving the annual financial award, you will be expected to maintain these high standards for the duration of this scholarship.)
  • Strong oral and written English language skills
  • Full-time student status
  • Currently pursuing a degree in the field of economics, management, engineering or technology
  • Currently pursuing your first undergraduate degree*

*Note: Please include in your application whether you intend to continue your studies in a Master’s program after finishing the Bachelor level. You can apply even if you do not plan to continue your studies after you have finished the Bachelor level, however, you will receive only one year of funding.

First undergraduate degree means that you cannot have a university degree at the time of the application, until the end of the 2015–16 academic year, either from the same university or from any other university.

How to Apply?

If you satisfy all eligibility criteria outlined above, click on the link at the bottom of the page and complete the online application. The application form including essay must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on December 15, 2015, including uploading the requested supporting documents. All Supporting Documentation must be posted by December 15, 2015 to:

Institute of International Education European Office
GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program
Vörösmarty tér 4.
1051 Budapest, Hungary

Supporting Documentation – In addition to your application form, and two letters of recommendation (submitted electronically in the online system), the following documentation is required:

  1. Certification Page with original signature (downloaded from online application)
  2. A 1000-word essay (part of the application form)
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. First two semesters university results (if available) – official copy, may be sent directly by university
  5. Certificate of enrollment from the university you are applying from, verifying that you are enrolled as a full time student at this institution for the academic year 2015–16, issued by the registrar or a similar office.

Applicants must submit one complete hard copy of the application by post, in addition to submitting the applications and the specified supporting documents electronically.

English translations must accompany any documents not in English. Unofficial translations are accepted.

Applications must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2015.

Incomplete application materials or application materials postmarked after December 15, 2015 will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned to applicants.

What is the Selection Procedure?

A selection committee will evaluate all applications. Each applicant’s motivation and academic and leadership potential will be assessed. The selection committee will select semifinalists, who will be invited to a personal interview with a selection panel in April. You will be informed in May 2016 about the success of your application. Selection decisions are final. There is no appeal process.

Whom Can I Contact for More Information?

For more information regarding the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program, please contact the IIE European Office:
Email: gefoundation@iie.eu
Phone: (36 1) 472–2250.

Complete the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Application Here:

http://apply.scholarshipandmore.org/

For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for Hungary.

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Please select one of the following countries that currently offers the Scholar-Leaders Program:

Central Eastern Europe

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