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How long you will study
8 Semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 4000 per semester

How you will study

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International course fees
EUR 4000 per semester

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About Law and Political Sciences at Károli Gáspár University

The main goal of the Doctoral School is to contribute to a high value of legal thinking and legal reasoning in the next generations of lawyers. The advantages of being trained in scholarly research support you in your entire professional life.

The Doctoral School undertakes to provide a problem-oriented training instead of a norm-centric education which usually prepares us for legal work at universities. It prepares the PhD students for a deepened study of previous scholarly issues and a critical approach as well.

Language of instruction: English

Programme Structure

The Doctoral School offers a wide range of obligatory and optional courses which introduce our students into different research methods. Our supervisors constantly take care of the development of the doctoral thesis of our PhD students. It prepares the PhD students for research and aim to further a value-oriented exchange. We offer an accredited full-time PhD program with a highly qualified staff.

The curriculum includes 16 obligatory courses, most of which are of a methodological nature to support the individual research work of PhD students. The number of alternative courses is significantly higher than the number of obligatory ones, which also gives the students the opportunity to deepen themselves in the fields of science important for their individual research under the guidance of experienced lecturers.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study8 semester
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 4000 per semesterInternational course feesEUR 4000 per semester

Entry requirements

  • A Master degree in Law, in Social Sciences, or in Economics
  • A proof of English proficiency: minimum CEFR B2 level (internationally recognized language exam certification, for example: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson, Cambridge Proficiency; or certification recognized by state authorities in the applicant’s country)

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."

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