Budapester Foundation scholarship
Enabled by the generous support of the Budapester Foundation, the University of London is pleased to announce the availability of a new undergraduate scholarship, delivered through distance-learning and in partnership with London School of Economics and Political Science, for the 2024-25 academic year.
As stated in the will of Federico Zichy Thyssen and the charitable objectives of the Budapester Foundation, the scholarship will be awarded by the University to a student either resident in, or from Hungary.
The Budapester Foundation has three fundamental pillars, outlined in its founding statutes:
- the protection of endangered wildlife;
- the promotion of education through university scholarships;
- the support of non-profit foundations or entities that carry out charitable works in African communities.
Education is an essential pillar for the Foundation, operating under the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and grow, regardless of their background. This directly supports the University of London’s mission to be the UK’s leading provider of distance learning worldwide, ensuring that we continue to increase the number of people around the world who can benefit most from education.
The Budapester Foundation scholarship will cover tuition fees for a student embarking on one of our distance-learning programmes, delivered under academic direction from the London School of Economics and in partnership with 2U. These programmes include:
- BSc in Economics
- BSc in Economics and Management
- BSc in International Relations
To be eligible for the scholarship you must be:
- Either a Hungarian national or permanently resident in Hungary (documentary evidence will need to be provided to confirm this).
- Be a new student
- Have an offer of a place on one of the following programmes commencing in 2024/25 (from August 2024 intake): BSc in Economics, BSc in Economics and Management or BSc in International Relations
The deadline for applications is 1st July 2024.
Submit a programme application form online. Online applications are located on each programmes webpage. You can find your course using our course finder search.
When you have received an offer for your programme, download and complete the scholarship application form.
Then upload your completed scholarship application form. Under Applications, select the Scholarships and Bursaries section to upload your form, and state how you will pay any outstanding fees not covered by the scholarship.
Each year you will be required to take the minimum number of examinations permitted for your programme. You should refer to your programme regulations for further information on examinations.
As a scholarship holder, you are required to write a short report each year outlining the impact of your study and research, to be shared with the University of London Development Office. The Development Office is responsible for engaging with alumni (former students) and friends of the University to encourage support for scholarships.
You must also follow the standards expected of University of London students.
We reserve the right to withdraw your scholarship if you do not comply with these terms.
The following terms and conditions apply to the Budapester Foundation Scholarship at the University of London.
- The Budapester Foundation Scholarship is available to Hungarian nationals or those with permanent residence in Hungary, and for the University of London distance learning programmes BSc in Economics, BSc in Economics and Management or BSc in International Relations only.
- You will not be considered for the Budapester Foundation Scholarship until you have received an offer for a qualifying University of London distance learning programme.
- You cannot be considered for the Budapester Foundation Scholarship if you are a currently registered student.
- The Budapester Foundation Scholarship will be applied against any fees payable to the University of London including (but not limited to), registration fees and examination entry fees. It does not cover any fees not payable to the University of London, such as teaching centre fees and study materials. These examples are non-exhaustive of the fees included within and excluded from the Budapester Foundation Scholarship, and other fees not listed here may be included and excluded from the scholarship.
- The Budapester Foundation Scholarship may be awarded in addition to other scholarships and funding, but it cannot be used in conjunction with any other University of London bursary or scholarships.
- The Budapester Foundation Scholarship may be reviewed on an annual basis and cannot be transferred to another individual.
- Students awarded a Budapester Foundation Scholarship but who subsequently withdraw from their course of studies will no longer be eligible for the Budapester Foundation Scholarship.
- Recipients of the Budapester Foundation Scholarship may take a break in their studies but must undertake a minimum of two examinations in every year for the programme on which they are registered. Failure to do so may result in the Budapester Foundation Scholarship being withdrawn.
- The Budapester Foundation Scholarship cannot be retroactively applied to studies in previous academic years.
- The Budapester Foundation Scholarship will be valid for the maximum period of registration for your programme.
- The University reserves the right to terminate the Budapester Foundation Scholarship if you are found to have omitted key information or have provided untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or fraudulent information on your application form or in any additional information provided to the University and used in the determination of the award of your Budapester Foundation Scholarship.
- You agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the University of London. If you do not abide by these rules and regulations, or if you do not meet the requirements (including the academic requirements) to continue or complete the distance learning course, the University reserves the right to withdraw the Budapester Foundation Scholarship with immediate effect.
- You undertake to use your best efforts to fulfil the academic requirements of the distance learning course on which you are registered.
- As part of the Budapester Foundation Scholarship award, the University may ask you to participate in marketing related activities and/or events to promote and share your experiences of the Caroline Yang Scholarship. You are under no obligation to undertake any of these activities. Examples of typical activities and/or events may include participating in an interview, providing a profile for the University website. If you participate in such activities and/or events, you agree for the University to use any material resulting from such activities and/or events for the purposes of publicity material and/or for the education of other students, whether electronically or in print. You furthermore release and discharge the University and its agents, representatives and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the publicity material, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy and defamation. Additionally, you agree that the copyright of any publicity material shall be wholly vested in the University and you hereby assign to the University any and all rights in the publicity material.
- Each year you will be asked to provide a report outlining the impact of your study and research – this is a requirement of being a scholarship recipient. This report will be shared with the University of London’s Development Office who will share the report (having removed all relevant contact details) with the Donor of the Budapester Foundation scholarship. Failure to provide the report result in the withdrawing of your scholarship.
- By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you are giving the University the right to hold and process your personal data, including some sensitive personal data. The University will process this personal data (including any personal data provided as part of participation in a marketing related activity and/or event under clause 16) in accordance with the UK Data Protection legislation and the University’s Data Protection Policy. The University will only share data with third parties in accordance with its Data Protection Policy and the University will remain the data controller of the data. The Data Protection Policy is applicable from the time of accepting these Terms and Conditions.
- The University of London and any relevant Federation Members are separate legal entities. In accepting the Budapester Foundation Scholarship you agree to the sharing of your personal data between the University and a Federation Member (where relevant) for the purposes of the management of your Budapester Foundation Scholarship.
- Each of the clauses of these Terms and Conditions operate separately. If a clause or any part of a clause is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain in full force and effect.
- These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the University in relation to the Budapester Foundation Scholarship. All previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between you and the University relating to the Budapester Foundation Scholarship, whether written or oral, shall have no legal effect unless expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions.
- If the University fails to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, or if the University does not enforce its rights against you, or if the University delays in doing so, that will not mean that the University has waived its rights against you and that will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If the University waives a default by you of the Budapester Foundation Scholarship, the University will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that it will automatically waive any later default by you.
- These are the Terms and Conditions between you and the University. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of the terms of these Terms and Conditions.
- These Terms and Conditions, and any matters arising out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions, are governed and construed in accordance with English law. The parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions