Students’ Scientific Association (TDK)
The primary goal of the Students’ Scientific Association is to provide an opportunity for every student to get involved in research and to gain experience at Hungarian and international conferences. The Students’ Scientific Association is a platform for self-instruction and scholar training: talented students are aided by outstanding teachers and researchers to get an insight into scientific life during their studies. The program enables students to build personal and professional relationships that prepare them for their scientific career. Nearly all of the university’s departments and clinics take part in the talent support program.
Kerpel-Fronius Talent Support Program
The Kerpel-Fronius Talent Support Program was set up to find and continuously support exceptionally talented incoming, current and graduated students. Semmelweis University’s outstanding teachers and researchers volunteer to become mentors and are responsible for one exceptionally talented student’s academic advancement, support and application for the scholarship. Enrolment in the program is based on the student’s academic results and a personal interview, and successful applicants are offered individual mentoring and scholarship opportunities by the program.
The Jellinek Harry Scholarship is run by the Kerpel-Fronius program which provides the opportunity for 6 students per year to study at the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg. The Semmelweis Foundation sponsors 7 students per year for their outstanding scientific, cultural and public activities.
Semmelweis Ignác College for Advanced Studies
The activity of the Ignác Semmelweis College for Advanced Studies (SISZK in short) is aimed at enlarging the base of young researchers at Semmelweis University.In addition to providing housing for admitted students, the professional college organizes and operates the professional patronage system available to members, furthermore it faciliates the academic career path of the participants by means of community building.
The college regularly organizes courses aimed at acquiring the additional knowledge needed for research work, and also provides direct mentoring and research opportunities in its work groups.In addition, it treats interdisciplinary cooperation and support for involvement in cross-border research as a high priority.The Semmelweis Ignác College for Advanced Studies maintains close cooperation with the János Selye Doctoral College.