From mid-October to the end of the year, students can apply for the programme offered by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) for secondary school students, as announced by the educational institution on Monday.
The MCC secondary school programme (KP) is once again admitting students interested in community activities, valuable learning materials, and social sciences.
The programme can be pursued alongside regular school activities and offers free skills development, professional opportunities, and e-learning courses to secondary school students in 16 cities in Hungary and abroad. The social science talent development programme includes club afternoons, foreign language courses, international trips, themed days, and camps.
In six cities—Budapest, Debrecen, Győr, Miskolc, Pécs, and Szeged—MCC hosts KP Saturdays, featuring scientific and educational lectures and practical, skill-enhancing, small-group workshops for students. In all training locations, weekly professional club afternoons are available, with the aim of building a sense of community in addition to learning. Students can participate in English and German language courses, as well as public speaking training. The most active learners have the opportunity to enhance their professional and foreign language knowledge through week-long domestic and international thematic study trips.
Programme participants can choose from e-learning courses that run for four or eight weeks, covering subjects like modern history, economics, psychology, law, literature, and international relations. There is also a Hungarian and English language writing skills development course. The programme’s goal is to educate and nurture secondary school students for the long term.
‘Anyone who participates in one of MCC’s programmes is already doing a lot for themselves and their community. They think about themselves, their talents, their opportunities, and their future. Reaching this level of awareness is by no means simple. To consciously plan and work to enrich our intellectual assets requires significant effort, the fruits of which can only be harvested in the long term,’ MCC Director-General said, as quoted in the statement.
Szalai also highlighted that ‘The path to excellence is challenging, but MCC aims to reduce the unpredictability of this journey to some extent.’
The Mathias Corvinus Collegium, now 27 years old and educating 7,300 students, is the largest talent development institution in the country. Its secondary school programme has been running since 2002. This academic year more than 4,500 secondary school students started their education at MCC, and the number of participants has steadily increased in recent years.
Sources: Hungarian Conservative/MCC