Károli Gáspár University Hungary

About Károli Gáspár University

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is a youthful institution with a long tradition. The university - established in its present form in 1993 - has a long history with its legal predecessors dating back to 1839 and 1855. Due to its uncompromising commitment to provide top quality education, the university is ranked among the 10 best higher education institutions in Hungary.

The university combines the traditions of Reformed education and an openness to professional innovation. Our students enjoy a friendly environment in which they acquire up-to-date knowledge based on a solid, value-driven Christian ethos. Furthermore, we place considerable emphasis on community-oriented education, the personal relationship between professors and students as well as on the support of student initiatives.

Our more than 8000 students can conduct their studies at the:

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Pedagogy
  • Faculty of Social Studies and Health Sciences

The central location of most of the university buildings in Budapest provides students with an exciting cultural environment that enjoys an international reputation.

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What students think about Károli Gáspár University

    Nour Al Wattar (Syria), LL.M. in European and International Business Law

    Testimonial from Nour Al Wattar (Syria), LL.M. in European and International Business Law, student at Károli Gáspár University

    "Studying at Károli Gáspár University was an amazing opportunity for me to develop both as an individual and as a professional. I can definitely say that studying  at this University was a life changing experience for me. I would like to encourage everyone that is thinking to do its master studies, to do it at this University. It is well organized, professors are amazing and helpful, it has a lot of international students, and it is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Budapest."

    Ornella Lazarte (Brazil), LL.M. in European and International Business Law

    "Hungary was the best experience of my life and I am proud to hold a European diploma. Besides, Budapest has a lot of job opportunities and I grew as a student, a person and a professional 10 years in 1 year.

    I hope next year there is going to be more Brazilian students at KRE!"

    Mirhadi Samidzada (Azerbaijan), LL.M. in European and International Business Law

    Testimonial from Mirhadi Samidzada (Azerbaijan), LL.M. in European and International Business Law, student at Károli Gáspár University

    "It is my honor to know you, our dean and other teachers of our university, to study at KRE. I don’t write it as a formality: you are amazing persons. You helped us in each and every step of us. Thanks for everything.

    Of course, as a graduate I am also part of the KRE family and I always would like to see my university among the best universities of the world. During the course LL.M. teachers were really kind, polite and tried to do their best to teach us everything in a professional and on the other hand friendly way.

    Regarding the city, Budapest is really beautiful city and there are so many splendid scenes. Because of its nature, bridges, river, hills and general characteristic features I would like to include it among the most beautiful cities of the world."

Courses at Károli Gáspár University

There are 6 courses listed from Károli Gáspár University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Károli Gáspár University

Scholarship opportunities for international students

1. Stipendium Hungaricum

Founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013, the programme is supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is based on bilateral education agreements between Hungary and the governments of the sending countries, and is already available on five continents in approximately 70 countries, attracting more than 5000 international students each year.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship: Tuition-free education, Monthly stipend, Accomodation contribution, Medical insurance

2. Scholarship for Christian Young People

The Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People was founded in 2017 by the Government of Hungary.The core mission of the SCYP is to provide opportunities to pursue higher education studies in Hungarian host institutions for Christian youth living in crisis regions of the world or being threatened in their countries because of their faith.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship: Tuition-free education, Monthly stipend, Accomodation contribution, Medical insurance

3. Károli Christian Scholarship

Our University founded this scholarship in 2019 to provide the opportunity of studying in Hungary for young Christian students from certain countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship: Tuition-free education, Monthly stipend, Accomodation contribution, Private medical insurance

4. Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government in 2020 for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship: Tuition-free education, Monthly stipend, Accomodation contribution, Medical insurance

Services Offered for International Students

  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • Religious Facilities - Christianity
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs

Accommodation Information for Students

The University offers International students a place in one of our dormitories located in Budapest: 

• Óbuda Student Hostel
Location: 1037 Budapest, Nagymihály street 1-9 (Kunigunda útja 25)
Price: HUF 35.000/month (approx. Euro 120)
Rooms: 2 bedded

• Bethlen Gábor Dormitory
Location: 1116 Budapest, Temesvár street 16-18
Price: HUF 35.000/month (approx. Euro 120)
Rooms: 4 bedded

Private accommodation costs:
If you rent an apartment is approximately: 90,000 - 140,000 HUF/month (280 - 400 EUR)
If you rent a room is approximately: 60,000-90,000 HUF/month (180 - 250 EUR)

Study Abroad Information

Our university is a young and dynamic institution with rapidly developing international relations. Today, the university maintains bilateral contacts and cooperation agreements with close to 160 partner institutions in 37 countries in the World. Our partners are mostly European institutions, though we have an increasing number of partnerships with universities in Japan, Korea, Canada and the USA.

Within Europe, the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union plays a key role in the cross-border cooperation while the university is also a member of the regional CEEPUS mobility programme. It also joined the International Credit Mobility programme of the European Union, receiving exchange students from, and sending Károli students to, overseas universities.

As a Christian university, we actively seek contact and cooperation with other Christian institutions of higher education. Károli Gáspár University is a member of the INCHE (International Network for Christian Higher Education) and an international affiliate of the CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities). With other like-minded universities and colleges we would like to uphold and spread Christian values in higher education.

Facts about Károli Gáspár University

  • Year institution founded: 1993
  • Total enrolled: 8200
  • Men to women ratio: 25/75
  • Number of academic staff: 500

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