Master of Theology

The full-time "Master of Theology" study programme invites English-speaking students who would like to broaden their theological knowledge in special areas such as biblical studies, church history or regular and practical theology.
Language of instruction: English
Head of Master of Theology program: Prof. Dr. Gergely HANULA

Programme Structure

Duration of study: 4 semesters
In the first half of the four semester programme a unified basic training is provided including the following courses:

Basic module:
Methodology of Academic Research in Theology
Biblical Hebrew I-II.
Biblical Greek I-II.
Hermeneutics of the Old Testament
Hermeneutics of the New Testament
Anthropology from Theological Perspective
Contemporary Protestant Theology from WW2
History and Presence of Church and Society
History of Christian Thought
Christian Spirituality
Communication Skills Development

In the 3rd and 4th semester of the programme students will have to choose a specialisation in the field of Biblical Perspectives in Our Society. Students will have to complete at least two of the following 5 topics to gain 120 credits.

Special modules:
State and Church module
Church and Israel module
Ethics in a Technical Society module
Gospel on the Periphery (Roma and Refugee Issues) module
Youth module

MA in Theology Curriculum

Admission Criteria and Application Process

Conditions of entry requirements of the programme: With the fulfilment of specific entry requirements the following Bachelor and Master study programmes may also be taken into account (Bachelor’s Degree in Catechist-Pastoral Work; Bachelor's Degree in Diakonia; Bachelor’s Degree in Chanting); Master’s Degree or qualification in Teacher of Religion might be accepted by the Credit Transfer Committee of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary based on the comparison of knowledge on which the credit was recognised. The minimum number of credits needed for entering the programme is at least 90 credits from the core material of the theological undergraduate studies. For the enrolment in the programme is conditional that the applicant has 30 credits completed from the knowledge base of the undergraduate studies in theology. Missing credits are required to be completed during the first two semesters of the programme from the minor subject of theology (50 credits) and 50 credits from other biblical subjects under the guidance of the teachers of the programme.

Applicants must be highly proficient in spoken and written English.

The programme starts in September.

List of documentation required for the application:

      1. Copy of degree or diploma
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Copy of passport or identity card
      4. Copy of level C language exam certificate in English
        (Native speakers and applicants who completed their bachelor and/or master level studies in English do not have to provide proof of English their language proficiency.)
      5. 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_THEO MA

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

Please submit all documentation via our Online Application Platform.
Aptitude Test

Date: during May
The applicants will be consulted individually about the exact date of their aptitude test.

Admission Point Score Calculation
The admission point score calculation is based on the diploma grades.

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Self-financing applicants

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year opens between 3rd of January 2022 - 1st of March 2022!
The programme starts in September.

Tuition fee:
1100 EUR / semester for non EU citizens
1000 EUR / semester for EU citizens.

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


II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now opened!

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 2022/2023

Call for Applications for doctoral program 2022/2023

Application Timeline:

For more information please visit www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu


III. Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now opened!

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.

Call for Applications 2022/2023

For more information please visit https://diasporascholarship.hu/


IV. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open again in December 2021.

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.

Call for Applications 2022/2023

 

V. Károli Christian Scolarship

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year opens between 3rd of January 2022 - 1st of March 2022!

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

Academic issues and administrative issues: Ms. Adél Gazdagné Karácsony, Academic Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Study Administration office hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 - 14:00

Address: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, Hittudományi Kar, 1022 Budapest, Csopaki u. 6.