Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

In the spirit of the Biblical Word, the mission of the University is to educate young people consciously claiming the morals and spiritual values of Christianity, and to train professionals with up-to-date knowledge for the good of the nation, to serve Hungarians living in Hungary and outside our borders alike, first of all the reformed system of institutions and the reformed communities.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University encourages the academic and social cooperation of the protestant communities in Europe through the help of a centre in Hungary.
  • The University increases the participation of the members of the Hungarian Reformed community in the intellectual and academic life.
  • The University contributes to the fulfilment of the Christian social mission of the Hungarian Reformed Church.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)



  • Károli Gáspár University was founded by the Reformed Church in Hungary. This fact is reflected in the official name of the institution: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.
  • The university was named after Károli Gáspár, the Calvinist pastor, who prepared the first complete Hungarian translation of the Bible in 1590.
  • The university was established in its present from in 1993 but its history roots back to 1839.


It is founded on the traditions of Reformed education, yet the university is open to professional innovation. The nearly 8000 students can conduct their studies at four faculties which are the following: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Teacher Training.


The two main research fields of the Faculty of Law are the following:

  • The effects of constitutional changes and the Fundamental Law on the Hungarian legal system.
  • The effects of the new technologies and global technological changes on the Hungarian legal system.

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Housing services

4 Student Residence Halls providing almost 500 places for the students of the university

Student Life

Campus life

Besides Budapest and Nagykőrös where the two main campuses are located, Károli Gáspár University provides courses in neighbouring countries: in Targu Mures/Marosvásárhely and Ilieni/Ilyefalva (both in Romania), as well as in Berehove/Beregszász (Ukraine) and in Levice/Léva (Slovakia) in cooperation with local higher education institutions.

Sports facilities

The students of the University can take part in a wide range of amateur sport teams in futsal, basketball, handball, volleyball or water polo. These teams play in amateur championships organised among other universities and colleges. The opportunity to join is open for everyone, even for absolute beginners. Apart from sport activities students have the opportunity to learn traditional Hungarian folk dance as well.

Student clubs

The Student Union organises and offers a wide range of cultural and professional programmes for the students. The Student Union encourages everyone to meet their professors and school mates outside the university as well, to make new friendships and establish new contacts.

Student Reviews

The friendliest school
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My school is a really cozy, friendly environment. The whole atmosphere is really nice. It’s a small school compare to the other’s in Budapest but that is exactly what I like about it. Here you are not just a code that teacher’s see in the system, they know your name and remember you. You totally feel like you are part of the community.

Best Experience Ever
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

When I applied for an Erasmus, I didn't imagine the experience to be as amazing as it was. The University was great, with a lot of facilities for the exchange students and with a lot of practical classes, which was surprising coming from a very theoretical Uneversity in Spain. The only thing I didn't like about the Karoli University, is that the Psychology School is very...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would recommend this university