Last call to submit applications to the Hungarian Missouri Educational Partnership (HMEP-SLU) Scholarship for 2019

  • September 21, 2018
HMEP-SLU scholarships are awarded to selected candidates from Central European countries to pursue their MBA degrees at Saint Louis University.


The Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership at Saint Louis University (HMEP- SLU) is an interdisciplinary center focused on Central Europe and housed within the Boeing Institute for International Business at the Chaifetz School of Business.

The HMEP-SLU mission is to create global connections through our scholarship program and related activities with participating Central European universities while creating a life-changing experience for our student scholars. The goal is to educate students who seek to fully understand the U.S. system of free enterprise and apply that understanding to international entrepreneurship and commerce.


HMEP-SLU scholarships are awarded to selected candidates from Central European countries to pursue their MBA degrees at Saint Louis University.

Scholarship awards cover full tuition for the Chaifetz School's One-year MBA Program, housing and some meal credits for on campus dining. Student employment within the Chaifetz School of Business may also be available to scholarship recipients in order to supplement financial support. It is anticipated that the support of individuals and the university will make it possible to provide two HMEP-SLU scholarships annually.

Scholarship recipients will be accepted to the one-year full time MBA program at Saint Louis University.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2019 HMEP scholarship is October 1st, 2018.

For more information about the Scholarship and to access the fillable pdf HMEP application, please click here.

HMEP scholarship will cover tuition, housing, meals as well as any additional expenses that are deemed necessary for competing the MBA program at Saint Louis University.


Applicants should have completed at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in economics, business, engineering or related fields, have one to two years of work experience and must meet the admission requirements of Saint Louis University. The GMAT and TOEFL exams are required, but constitute only one part of the selection criteria. Pertinent for scholarship selection are the applicant’s career goals, work experience, extracurricular activities and community engagement.

application process

HMEP-SLU accepts applications year round.  It includes a series of interviews (in person or via Skype) with HMEP-SLU leaders, the Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business and HMEP-SLU alumni. Semi-finalists are notified in January to proceed with GMAT and TOEFL examinations in January/February. Finalists are notified in March. Classes for the One-year MBA Program start in June each year. 

Get started by downloading the HMEP-SLU scholarship application now



HMEP-SLU Scholars must secure an F-1 Visa to study in the United States. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassy and require an in-person interview at the Embassy. Application for an F-1 Visa may be made 120 days before the start of the selected academic program. Although F-1 Visas are processed quickly in most cases, applications must be made at least 60 days prior to departure for the U.S. For details about the process and necessary documentation, please visit


HMEP-SLU provides free housing for students in furnished apartments that are generally located on or near campus. Additional household items are provided to facilitate the first days after arrival in St. Louis. The apartments all have internet connection. We provide free passes for public transportation to travel the St. Louis metropolitan area.


Participants in the program may incur additional expenses beyond those covered by the HMEP-SLU scholarship. U.S. F-1 Visas allow students to work on campus while enrolled in a degree program. Graduate assistantships and work study programs are available but are not guaranteed. Since related U.S. visa rules and regulations change over time, the most current and accurate information is provided scholarship recipients by SLU. Additional costs of the program may include round trip airfare between Budapest and St. Louis, GMAT and TOEFL exams fees, visa applications, vaccinations and board expenses while in St. Louis. A lap top computer is also be necessary for coursework.

Learn more about the one-year MBA program



Boeing Institute for International Business
Cook Hall, Suite 322
3674 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108