LL.M. in European and International Business Law

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.


Programme curriculum 2017-18, 2018-19
Programme curriculum 2019-20
Programme curriculum 2020-21

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:

    • Application form
    • CV in English, including a passport-size photo
    • Copy of the passport
    • Letter of motivation in English (minimum 1 page, including the applicant’s background, purposes and study aims)
    • Certified English copy of the 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) - minimum requirement: four-year BA law degree.
    • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from the applicant’s institution of legal studies)
    • Copy of language exam certification – minimum requirement: CEFR B2 (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)
    • 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_LLM

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

All documents shall be submitted via our Online Application Form.

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

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Self-financing applicants

Tuition fee: EUR 3,000 / Semester for non-EU and EU students

First installment (EUR 3000) shall be paid after the confirmation of acceptance, before starting the applicant’s visa process.

The tuition fee covers participation in the program, receipt of the degree, electronic course materials, library use and access to a number of legal databases, extracurricular activities (e.g. moot court participation), some program-related social events (receptions), and student welfare services.

The tuition fee does not cover living expenses, travel expenses, social security and medical coverage, fees in public administration, accommodation, social events unrelated to the LL.M. programme, etc.

Student welfare services provide aid in visa application and in registration of foreigners, social security, medical services, participation in the local student-buddy program, etc. The university offers limited number of accommodation in dormitory rooms, alternatively can provide assistance in finding other suitable accommodation arrangement.

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.

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 www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

III. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

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 2021/2022

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 2021/22 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

All correspondence shall be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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