BA in English and American Studies

The application for the 2024/2025 academic year will be open from 1 February 2024 until 30 April 2024.

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. Official and certified (stamped) English translation of 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 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 account details
Name of the recepient: Karoli Gaspar Egyetem
Account number: 10404089-00033906-00000001
IBAN: HU03 1040 4089 0003 3906 0000 0001
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 Microsoft Teams interview which aims at assessing the candidate’s knowledge of the target language, motivation and intercultural skills.

Fee-paying students

I. Self-financing applicants

The programme starts in September.

Tuition fee: 1300 EUR / semester

Self funding applicants shall submit their documentation via our Online Application Platform.


Contact Information

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Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Registrar’s Office
1088 Budapest, Reviczky u. 4., Hungary


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