Mathias Corvinus Collegium offers a wide array of programmes for young talents. This year, of those applying to university, 600 tried their luck to be accepted into MCC’s classes.
Mathias Corvinus Collegium
The top organisation in the Carpathian Basin for talent promotion is Mathias Corvinus Collegium. From elementary school through adulthood, it offers public and free talent marketing activities. It has been in operation since 1996.
The innovative talent development programme at MCC offers top-notch training courses not only in one specific sector, but also with an interdisciplinary approach, and it is intended to supplement traditional public and university education. For individuals with a degree already under their belts, the MCC Postgraduate Programmes (Women’s Public Leadership Training Programme, Transylvanian School of Politics, Debate Academy, and Transcarpathian Public Leadership Training Programme) offer options for advancement.
Regardless of their location or financial situation, MCC offers enthusiastic young people who are eager to serve their country and local communities the chance to reach their full potential and learn from the best local and international instructors for free. This is done for the good of Hungary and the welfare of the Hungarian people as a whole.
This year, MCC reported record high numbers of applicants. As is customary, the main MCC site, located in Budapest, was the most popular this year. 270 young talents applied for the programme in the capital city. The regional university institutes that were created last year in Debrecen, Győr, Pécs, Miskolc and Szeged also received a high number of applicants. The Secondary School Programme for those living in Transylvania also garnered quite a bit of interest.
The institute is evaluating the applications. Those who receive the highest points in their entrance exam will be able to join MCC starting with September. In the fall, he top organization in the Carpathian Basin for talent promotion will start their semester with over 5500 students.
The Junior Education Programme
This is the first stop in MCC’s university programme. Their freshmen are not only able to study at a high level, but they also have an opportunity to work at the Collegium. Those finishing their High School leaving exams are able to apply to this faculty. Once accepted, they can start their studies as students in full-time schooling.
The education focuses on developing a thought-process that is both effective and open minded
The aim of the Junior Programme is to provide a high level of general knowledge to their students that they are able to utilize later on in their academic and professional life. The system offers a chance to balance the background of their students, meaning that those coming from lesser educational circumstances will arrive at the same level of knowledge by the end of their first year. The education focuses on developing a thought-process that is both effective and open minded, while also aiming to improve skills both in writing and in general speaking. By the end of the first year all students are required to have a high-level language exam in English. To make sure they achieve this, MCC provides free language education for the students as well. The curriculum of the freshmen includes Formal and Informal Logic; Political Philosophy; Micro- and Macro-economy and debate classes.
The Reason Behind the Record Numbers
Hungary boasts many prestigious universities, some being the largest in Central Europe. While all these institutions offer a degree and a chance of a bright future for their talented students, MCC is quite different from regular higher education. It offers a wide range of talent development courses, which give access to classes that no other institution in Hungary does. One of the greatest challenges that fresh university graduates face is landing the right job after obtaining their degree. MCC offers a programme for its students that allows them to work while studying, thus providing them with much needed job experience, which is a decided plus in the labour market.