Career Scholarship

Call for Application for Career Scholarship

1. The aim of the Career Scholarship is to help students consciously prepare for their employment and incorporate their internship in their career plan.

2. Eligibility:
a) Each student of Budapest Metropolitan University may submit an application in case he/she
o  has signed in and has an active student status;
o  is pursuing full-time studies at a bachelor program
§  the recommended curriculum of which includes the Internship subject which
§  the student has already registered for in ETR.
b) Formal requirements pertaining to the application:
o  typeface: Arial
o  font size: 11
o  line spacing: 1.5
o  length: a minimum of 4, a maximum of 6 pages (without appendices)

3.     Deadline for submission of application:  

The next deadline for submission is coming soon! At the following e-mail address: intern@metropolitan.hu


4.     Structure and content of application procedure, conditions of submission:

a.    Structure of application procedure:

Stage I: Evaluation of Applications

PART I

(The considerations below shall account for 50% during the evaluation)
Student’s career plan for the next three years. Compulsory elements of the career plan:
-       Where does the student plan to get with the qualification he/she will obtain?
-       What existing competences is it built on? What competencies are identified as areas that need further improvement?
-       What constitutes the underlying motivation behind the plan (strengths)?
-       What factors may hinder the plan (weaknesses)?
-       What represents a potential take-off point? What opportunities and threats are involved?
-       Who is he/she surrounded by? Who can act as a helper and who may hinder the realization of the plan?
-       Define sub-goals and include a planned schedule for their achievement.
-       What factors may hinder the plan (weaknesses)?
-       What represents a potential take-off point? What opportunities and threats are involved?
-       Who is he/she surrounded by? Who can act as a helper and who may hinder the realization of the plan?
-       Define sub-goals and include a planned schedule for their achievement.

PART II

(The considerations below shall account for 50% during the evaluation)
Compilation of documents (official documents to be attached to the application) that may support the realization of the student’s career plan according to the following criteria:
-       What has the student done at the University so far to realize his/her career plan (e.g. language examination, participation in trainings, skills development, registration for optional subjects, summer job, planning of thesis, student activities, participation in the (National) Conference of Students)?’ Research Societies
-       Volunteering
-       Justification: to what extent are Part I and II of the application related?

Criteria for written evaluation:

Compliance with the criteria defined in the call for application: 5 points

Format, spelling: 5 points

SWOT analysis as a reflection of reality, how well it is supported: 5 points

Potential to realize the career plan: 5 points

Plans as related to actual studies: 5 points

Plans as related to extra-curricular activities: 5 points

Total: 30 points

Applications may be submitted only in accordance with the above criteria. No documents may be submitted in case of any irregularities after the deadline

The composition of the committee evaluating the application is as follows:

1.     Head of the Career Center;
2.     Coordinator of Internship Relations of the Career Center;
3.     An invited HR manager or the instructor of the Career Management subject;
4.     A person delegated by the Student Union.

Stage II: Presentation of Applications

The applications submitted are ranked by the committee. The top five applicants are shortlisted and qualify for Stage II where they have to present their application in person within the framework of a 20-minute-long presentation.

The content of presentation:

o    Presentation of career plan;
o    Presentation of related activities performed during the student’s studies;
o    Presentation of arguments justifying considerations defined in Part I and II of the application.

Formal requirements of the presentation:
The presentation shall not be longer than
o    20 minutes containing
o    a maximum of 10 slides.

The venue for presentations: Students qualifying for Stage II of the application process will receive a written notification of the venue of the presentations.

Evaluation criteria:
-       Potential to realize the career plan;
-       Correlation of steps planned to realize the plan;
-       Structure and delivery of the presentation.

The committee evaluates the applications by awarding a maximum of ten points in each category.

The application is invalid in case:
-       The applicant does not comply with the eligibility criteria;
-       The application is submitted after the deadline;
-       The applicant’s student status is suspended in the semester the application is submitted or evaluated;
-       The application has been plagiarized or infringes the copyright of others.

Stage III: Announcement of Results
Following the presentations, the chairman of the evaluation committee announces the result.

The winning applicant receives an internship scholarship in the form of a one-time award of HUF 100 000.

The body launching the application retains its right to withdraw the invitation for application in case the number of applications submitted by the deadline does not reach a minimum of five valid applications.

No appeal shall be lodged against the decision of the Committee.