BA in Psychology

Our Psychology BA Programme was the most popular choice for students applying to the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the second most popular choice for future psychologists in Hungary in 2018 continuing a decade-long trend. In spite of the increasing enrolment figures, our Psychology BA Programme has preserved a familiar, friendly atmosphere and supportive personal relations between students and academic staff. Our university is supported by the Reformed Church in Hungary, but all majors at the Faculty of Humanities follow secular curricula set by the academic standards of the HAC (Hungarian Accreditation Committee). We aim at fostering cooperation and mutual responsibility among students thereby providing a protected community for productive studies.

Programme Structure

We provide:

  • expert academic staff in psychological research and practice (clinical, counselling and work-psychological areas) with a firm background in theories and practical methods of their subject areas.
  • practice-based teaching with an opportunity of self-experience in practical classes.
  • special professional socialization classes that help develop a professional personality through self-reflection, training and information about the different professional areas of a psychologist.
  • strong theoretical basis in the core fields of psychology (general, personality, developmental psychology, social psychology and methodology).
  • opportunity to join our scientific researches in general, personality, social and developmental psychology.
  • opportunity to run research projects with the supervision and guidance of professors.
  • our BA degree in Psychology is the recognized by European Union that enables future MA studies in European Universities.
  • additional elective classes for our students (foreign languages, Central-European Studies Programme).
  • wide range of cooperations (Erasmus and worldwide relations) with many partner institutions, (e.g. in South-Korea, USA, Canada) including joint classes, programmes and student mobility.

Main subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Professional Socialization
  • Introduction to Educational and School Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Clinical and Health Psychology, Counseling Psychology
  • Culture and Society
  • Biological Studies, Anatomy and Neurology
  • Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Psychology, History of Psychology, The Ethics and Legal Framework of Psychology
  • Statistics, Psychometrics, Research Methods in Psychology, Supervised Research
  • Common courses for all students at the Faculty of Humanities (Philosophy, Church Studies, Reading the Bible: an Introduction)

The relevant curricula can be found here.

Duration of the programme: 6 semesters.

Schedule: full-time.

Language of instruction: English

Qualification: Human Behaviour Analyst

Start of program: early September

Min/Max number of participants: 15/25.

The study programme may not start if the number of successful applications is below the minimum number.

Admission Criteria and the Application Process

Entry requirements:

  1. Official and certified (stamped) English translation of secondary school certificate (matriculation document),
  2. B2-level internationally accepted English language certificate
    Previous study in English can be accepted as language certificate just from the following countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand
    Language certificate is not required in case of native speakers.

  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  4. Motivation letter,
  5. Application form.You can access the application form by clicking here
  6. 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_PSYCHO BA

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

We have a face-to-face (Microsoft Teams) interview as an entrance exam.

The language of instruction is English, therefore high proficiency of English language is required to enter the programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the entrance exam.

For further information please contact Judit Szabo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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!

Tuition fee:
3600 EUR / semester for non EU citizens
3100 EUR / semester for EU citizens.


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

III. Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

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

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 2023/2024

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IV. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

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

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 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

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Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology
1037 Budapest, Bécsi út 324., building 5, ground floor, Hungary




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