LL.M. in European and International Business Law

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

The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship application for the 2024/2025 academic year is open from 15 November 2023 until 15 January 2024. For more information please visit our Stipendium Hungaricum page.
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A one-year master-level accredited programme in English with full-time daily course offerings for lawyers in the heart of Central-Europe by the Faculty of Law of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest.

Duration: 1 academic year (from September to June)
Teaching venue: Budapest, Hungary (EU)
Language of instruction: English

Programme Structure

This is a full-time programme of 60 ECTS credits.

The programme offers 24 different courses focusing on various aspects of European and international business law. About half of all courses are optional with different varieties of specialization. Lecturers are renowned professionals of their field, both as academics and practitioners from law firms, judiciary and top-level international or domestic legal organizations. Visiting lecturers from a number of other countries are also incorporated in the programme. The programme is concluded with the defence of the master thesis and the completion of the final exam.

Besides classroom lectures and seminars, the possibility for valuable insights into relevant legal practice represents the other form of learning benefits for participants. In order to obtain professional experience and create a network of contacts, participants in the LLM programme will have the opportunity to engage in unpaid internships and take part in the operation of law firms with extensive European and international practice in legal matters.

In addition, students also have the opportunity to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna.


Recent news from the LL.M. programme

Graduation Ceremony at the Faculty 2023
International Evening - Training Week


Current curriculum (2022/2023)

Admission Criteria and the Application Process

Applicants should have a degree in law from a recognized university and a good command of English.

Self-funding applicants shall submit the following documents electronically:

  • Certified English copy of the law degree - minimum requirement: four-year BA law degree (if the applicant is expected to obtain the degree in law after the application deadline, but the process of graduation will be completed by the end of the current academic year, the certified English copy of the law degree shall be submitted after graduation
  • Certified English copy of the transcript
  • Copy of CEFR B2 level internationally accepted English language exam certificate
    (equivalent to Cambridge English First (FCE)/ BEC Vantage/ IELTS 5.5-6.5/ TOEFL iBT 87-109/ Michigan ECCE/ PTE General Level 3/ PTE Academic 59-75/ Trinity ISE II)
  • CV in English, including a passport-size photo
  • Letter of motivation in English (minimum 1 page, including the applicant’s background, purposes and study aims)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from the applicant’s institution of legal studies)
  • Copy of the passport
  • Online application form You can access the application form by clicking here.
  • 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
                SWIFT code: OKHBHUHB
                Description: Full name_LLM


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

Based on the submitted application materials and pre-selection, the university holds Microsot Teams interviews with the short-listed applicants.

Fee-paying students

I. Self-financing applicants

Tuition fee: 3000 EUR / semester

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

Scholarship Opportunities

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Contact Information

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Postal address: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Law, 1042 Budapest, Viola utca 2-4., Hungary

Telephone number: +-36-1-370-86-01


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