Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

4.3 out of 5 (21 ratings / 21 reviews) Budapest, Hungary
Ranked among the top 10 universities in Hungary, our rapidly developing university offers an array of degree programmes in humanities, health sciences, law, pedagogy, psychology, social sciences and theology at bachelor, master and doctoral level. While upholding the Christian ethos, our university is open to everyone, regardless of the student’s background or faith.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Social Sciences (1)



  • Károli Gáspár University was founded by 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 more than 8000 students can conduct their studies at five faculties which are the following: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Pedagogy and Faculty of Social Studies and Health Sciences.


Please find the main research fields at our website: https://english.kre.hu/index.php/research.html

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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

Team work and experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really liked the fact that the teaching was done in small groups and that most of the time you had to work in groups. Also, we did an internship every semester, which had a different topic and methodology every semester. The epidemic situation made the teachers' work extremely difficult, but I think they did very well.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The quality of education is great, the student get high level knowledge. The teachers are also helpful and the milieu of the university is also great. I'm pleased to learn there. They help me to improve not only my studies or the methods of learning, but some teachers can help me to improve mentally as well.

Review of a reformed university in Budapest
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is a young institution, it was established in 1993. It is a small protestant university in Budapest. The atmosphere has always been family-like, because of its size. This led to knowing almost each of my fellow students studying in the same class and to forming everlasting friendships. In terms of humanities this university is a great place to improve and to...

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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