The Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, the predecessor of the Faculty of Theology of Károli Gáspár University, has been issuing doctoral degrees since World War II. The Doctoral School in Theology and the doctoral council, which were recognized by the Hungarian Academic Committee, were founded in 1992 after they were accredited by the state. For a long time, this was the only doctoral school of the university, and it represented the academic life of the university in a worthy manner. In addition to granting PhD titles, the doctoral council conferred the title of doctor honoris causa to famous academic and public personalities in Hungary and abroad. The Doctoral School prepares candidates in the field of theology. The aim of the programme is to teach students the most recent research methodology, to prepare them for individual academic work and to participate in conferences, and to help them gain teaching experience in higher education.
The timetable is set up for each and every doctoral student individually, based on the chosen research area. The education is carried out in the framework of a tutorial system. We encourage students to participate in international conferences and give lectures. The Doctoral and Habilitation Council of Theology takes the previously gained experiences in to consideration and tailors the educational methods accordingly.
The majority of our professors have obtained their PhD degree at foreign universities. They continually publish articles in English language professional journals and have their foreign language books published. Besides organising international conferences, they often participate as lecturers at such events.
Entry requirements: MA degree Protestant Theology/Teacher of Religion and the entrance exam
For further information please contact:
– in case of academic issues: Prof. Dr. József Zsengellér, Director of the Doctoral School of Theology at
– in case of administrative issues: Ms. Éva Sógor, Head of the Dean’s Office at
Application deadline: 30.04.2017
Tuition fee: 300.000 HUF/semester
Application fee: 50 EUR (non-refundable)