PhD In Theology

The Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, the predecessor of the Faculty of Theology of Károli Gáspár University, has been issuing doctoral degrees since World War II.  In addition to granting PhD titles, the doctoral council conferred the title of doctor honoris causa to famous academic and public personalities in Hungary and abroad.

The Doctoral School prepares candidates in the field of theology. The aim of the programme is to teach students the most recent research methodology, to prepare them for individual academic work and to participate in conferences, and to help them gain teaching experience in higher education.

The timetable is set up for each and every doctoral student individually, based on the chosen research area. The education is carried out in the framework of a tutorial system. We encourage students to participate in international conferences and give lectures. The Doctoral and Habilitation Council of Theology takes the previously gained experiences in to consideration and tailors the educational methods accordingly.

The majority of our professors have obtained their PhD degree at foreign universities. They continually publish articles in English language professional journals and have their foreign language books published. Besides organising international conferences, they often participate as lecturers at such events.

Entry requirements: MA degree Protestant Theology/Teacher of Religion and the entrance exam

For further information please contact:
– academic issues and administrative issues: Ms. Éva Sógor, Head of the Dean’s Office or Ms. Krisztina Szabó, Academic Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application deadline: 30 April 2020
The programme starts in September 2020.

Tuition fee: 300.000 HUF/semester

Application fee:  50 EUR (non-refundable)

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Call for Applications for doctoral 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:

This study program is available with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for the citizens of the following countries:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Yemen