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: September 2019-June 2020
Teaching venue: Budapest, Hungary (EU)
Extended application deadline: 13 June 2019

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

Admissions Criteria and the Application Process

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

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically by 13 June:

  • 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)


Applicants are also expected to pay EUR 100 to the university as a non-refundable administrative fee for the application process, which will be deducted from the tuition fee at the time of enrolment.

All documents shall be sent by 13 June to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Applicants are informed by June 30 about the decision of the university, with the exception of those applicants who may obtain their degree after that date. In their case the university closes the application procedure by 31 July.

The university sends an official Letter of Admission and all the necessary confirmation letters to the accepted applicants in order to help the visa process. Applicants are expected to confirm their attendance by email.

All accepted applicants may be requested to present the original documents of those submitted during the application process.

Fees and Scholarship Opportunity

Tuition: EUR 6000 (in two installments)

First installment (EUR 2900) 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 could offer accommodation in dormitory rooms or can provide assistance in finding other suitable accommodation arrangement.

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. For more information, visit the following website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu


Call for Applications for bachelor’s and master’s programmes 2020/2021

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021 will be available on our website in the course of Fall.

Contact Information

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

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

Central phone: +-36-1-370-86-01

This study program is available with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for the citizens of the following countries:
Algeria, Argentine, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen