BA in Psychology

Our Psychology BA Programme was the most popular choice for students applying for the Faculty of Humanities, 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 list of courses included in the programme 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, 2020

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

Application deadline: 30/4/2020 

Entry requirements:

  1. Secondary school certificate (matriculation document),
  2. B2 CEFR-level internationally recognised 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),
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  4. Motivation letter,
  5. Application form. You can access the application form by clicking here.


We have a face-to-face (skype) 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. Application deadline for self-financing applicants: 30/4/2020

Tuition fee:
3,500 EUR / semester for non EU citizens
3,000 EUR / semester for EU citizens.

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021.

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

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

This study program is available with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for the citizens of the following countries:
Albania, Argentine, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Singapore, South Africa, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Philippines, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen

III. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021.

Application deadline: January 31 2020

Call for Applications 2020/2021

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.

For the 2020/21 academic year, the scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel,Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

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 Humanities and Social Sciences – Institute of Psychology, 1037 Budapest, Bécsi út 324. V. épület földszint, Hungary

Telephone number: +36 (1) 430-2348

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