MFI Internship Programme


Central European Academy Scholarship 

The Ferenc Mádl Institute (MFI) Internship Programme


The Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law calls for applications to participate in its Internship Programme.


Would you like to take part in a unique Central European English-language internship programme, and be one of the first participants in the new programme launched in September 2021?


Are you committed to the field of European comparative law and would like to take your next decisive steps in obtaining your PhD as a member of a team of international interns?

Learn about the details of the long-term internship programme offered by the MFI and be one of the seven interns awarded a scholarship for the programme.


Applicants eligible for the Programme

Starting in September 2021, students participating in the Central European Comparative Law English-language PhD programme at the Ferenc Deák Doctoral School of the University of Miskolc shall also take part in the MFI internship programme.

The MFI Internship Programme provides an outstanding opportunity for doctoral students by providing insights into research and publication processes across various themes of comparative law in four main departments: Public, Private, International and EU Law, and the Science and Research Network.

Students of the English-language internship programme gain insights into the activities of professors and researchers in the field of comparative law in Central Europe and support their work through proactive participation. Interns participate in small-scale research activities and become involved in other MFI activities such as compiling literature, contributing to the writing of research reports, and writing and publishing scientific articles. The knowledge acquired during the internship programme will greatly contribute to the candidate’s professional progress and will further develop competencies acquired during the PhD programme.

Additionally, students have a great opportunity to actively organise and attend international conferences and other scientific events organised by the MFI.

The MFI also provides language learning programmes for students receiving the Central European Academic scholarship and the opportunity to participate in scientific conferences organised by the institute. Further, interns have the chance to join foreign programmes, summer schools, and additional training. As such, the MFI assists PhD students in various ways in publishing their scientific results.

Training location: Budapest

Method and deadline for applying to the MFI Internship Programme

You can submit your application to the internship along with your application to the PhD programme by sending a CV with a two-page cover letter[1] to

Details of the application process are below.


Application deadline: 20 July 2021 

Date of the oral interview: Expected July 20-28 2021. 

Publication of the list of students admitted: Expected August 2021

Start of doctoral programme and internship: September 2021

The application form can be found here.


Email address for additional information:

You can also seek additional information about the MFI internship programme at


[1] We recommend outlining in the cover letter why you consider research and professional cooperation in the Central European region important for member countries, and how you envisage your activities and future career in this field. Please also specify whether you can feasibly maintain a habitual residence in Hungary during the four-year duration of the programme.