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Martin Kábrt

Our scholarship holder 2012 – 2016


University of York, London School of Economics

Field of study

Ekonomie a filozofie


Open Gate graduate in 2012

I come from a little village near the town of Cheb. After three years a grammar school in Cheb, I was admitted to Open Gate in Babice near Prague, where I completed my secondary education with the Czech graduation exam and the International Baccalaureate. Thanks to the opportunities that opened for me, my excellent results in the SAT, IB and NSZ exams, and the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation, I was admitted to a number of universities both home and abroad, and eventually chose The University of York in the UK.

In the past, I represented all my schools in both national and international competitions and Olympiads, including in Czech, English, math, physics, and presentation skills. Despite my early proclivity for mathematics and physics, I have been intrigued by philosophical and societal issues from a tender age, so I chose Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) – a thoroughly English program – for my subsequent studies. The initial impetus for this choice was a very inspiring summer course in Civic Leadership at Johns Hopkins University in the US.

During my undergraduate study, I was most intrigued by the economics component of my degree, and after completing some further economics-related internships in the Czech civil service, I decided to continue exploring this discipline at a graduate level. At LSE, I am now focusing on macroeconomics, econometrics and the philosophical and ethical postulates of economics.


Open Gate Grammar School, Czech Republic, graduated in 2012


London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, one-year MSc in Economics and Philosophy, started 2015
The University of York, three-year BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduated in 2015



I haven’t got many long-term goals; I like life’s surprises. After finishing my masters degree at LSE, I would like to work in economic consulting, either in the private or the public sector.


I love mysteries, cross-word puzzles, trains, 19th and 20th century literature, chamber music and ancient philosophy. I also collect coins and postcards, take an interest in politics and occasionally play basketball.

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