Facts & Figures

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.

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.


over 7600 students enrolled to the 2017/18 academic year at the University,

which comprises of the following 4 faculties:

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Teacher Training.

About 50 departments belong to the four faculties altogether.

There are 528 academic staff members teaching at 38 (BA, MA, single-cycle) Degree programmes.

3 Doctoral Schools in history, law and theology offer PhD programmes.

160 International partner institutions in 36 countries.

146 international students visiting the university in the academic year of 2017/18, among them 86 came in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme

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

8 university sport teams.

More than 105 000 books are kept in the libraries of the university.