BA in English and American Studies

The program in English and American Studies was founded at our university in 1993.

The primary goal of our BA program in English and American Studies is to offer our students practical knowledge and skills that will enable them to pursue careers in a competitive global market. A strong knowledge of the English language and global English-language culture is an essential foundation for continued studies and training in an increasingly wide array of fields.

Programme Structure

Our program places strong emphasis on language development with carefully designed courses which help students acquire a high degree of proficiency in English, both written and spoken, but we also offer an engaging array of courses in linguistics and English-language culture, literature, and history (with a focus first and foremost on the countries of the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America).

In addition to courses which have become a traditional part of English and American studies (e.g. English literature since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, phonetics and phonology, descriptive grammar, etc.), our program also gives students a chance to take courses which are rarely offered at other institutions. These courses include, for instance, seminars on the relationship between literature and Christianity, the history of Christianity in Great Britain and North America, the Irish language, Canadian history and culture, and courses on the Middle Ages from the perspectives of literature, history, culture, and linguistics. Students can choose between two tracks (literature-culture or linguistics) and also have to take a specialization in North American studies. These programs of study provide students with a thorough knowledge of the subjects in question and the skills to pursue further studies and compete in their fields.

After having completed a BA in English and American Studies, students can pursue their English studies at the MA level. The disciplinary master’s program in English at Károli Gáspár University focuses first and foremost on English-language literature.

Prospective students will find the relevan curricula here.

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Admission Criteria and Application Process

Entry requirements:

1. Secondary school certificate (matriculation document),
2. B2-level internationally accepted English language certificate
    Previous study in English can be accepted as language certificate just from the following countries:
    United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand
    Language certificate is not required in case of native speakers.
3. Curriculum Vitae (CV),
4. Motivation letter,
5. Application form. You can access the online application form by clicking here.
6. Payment of the application fee (non-refundable cost): 50 EUR/programme paid in 10 working days after filling the application form

Bank details:
Address of the Owner: H-1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 9.
Name of Bank: ERSTE BANK
IBAN: HU54 1160 0006 0000 0000 1014 8552
Account No.: 11600006-00000000-10148552
Swift code: GIBAHUHB
Description: Full name_ENG BA

Please note, that applications will be considered complete only after the university has received the application fee.

The entrance exam is a Skype interview which aims at assessing the candidate’s knowledge of the target language, motivation and intercultural skills.

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Self-financing applicants

Tuition fee:
1,000 EUR / semester

The application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open in the winter of 2021.

Self-funding applicants shall use our Online Application Platform to submit their documentation.

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

The application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open again in autumn 2021.

Please find HERE the Call for Applications for the academic year 2021/2022.

Applicants of certain countries may have the possibility to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme financed by the Hungarian state. The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee, budget for accommodation (or contribution to accommodation costs) and medical insurance in Hungary.

Application Timeline:

For more information please visit

III. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People (to be updated soon)

The application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open again in autumn 2021.

Call for Applications 2020/2021

The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith.

For the 2020/21 academic year, the scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel,Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

Contact Information

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Address: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Registrar’s Office 1088 Budapest Reviczky u. 4., HUNGARY
Telephone: +36 1 872 1743, +36 1 872 1744




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