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.


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 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.

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

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Self-financing applicants

The application for the 2023/2024 academic year is open between 01 December 2022 - 27 April 2023!
The programme starts in September.

Tuition fee: 3000 EUR / semester

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

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

The application for the 2023/2024 academic year is closed!

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.

Call for Applications for BA and MA studies 2023/2024

Call for Applications for doctoral program 2023/2024

Application Timeline:

Indicative timeline

For more information please visit www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

III. Károli Christian Scholarship

The application for the 2023/2024 academic year is open between 01 December 2022 - 27 April 2023!

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary founded a scholarship to provide the opportunity of studying in Hungary for young Christian students from certain countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Call for Applications 2022/2023

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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