LLM in European and International Business Law


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Program Description

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: September 2020 - June 2021
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.

Admission Criteria and the Application Process

Application deadline: 30 April 2020

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 by 30 April:

  • Application form
  • CV in English, including a passport-size photo
  • Copy of the passport
  • Letter of motivation in English (minimum 1 page, including the applicant’s background, purposes and study aims)
  • Certified English copy of the 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) - minimum requirement: four-year BA law degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from the applicant’s institution of legal studies)
  • Copy of language exam certification – minimum requirement: CEFR B2 (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)
  • Receipt or bank confirmation of the application fee : applicants are also expected to pay EUR 100 to the university as a non-refundable administrative fee for the application process, which will be deducted from the tuition fee at the time of enrolment.

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Application deadline for self-financing applicants: 30 April 2020

Tuition fee: EUR 3,000 / Semester for non-EU and EU students

First installment (EUR 2900) shall be paid after the confirmation of acceptance, before starting the applicant’s visa process.

The tuition fee covers participation in the program, receipt of the degree, electronic course materials, library use and access to a number of legal databases, extracurricular activities (e.g. moot court participation), some program-related social events (receptions), and student welfare services.

The tuition fee does not cover living expenses, travel expenses, social security and medical coverage, fees in public administration, accommodation, social events unrelated to the LL.M. programme, etc.

Student welfare services provide aid in visa application and in registration of foreigners, social security, medical services, participation in the local student-buddy program, etc. The university offers limited number of accommodation in dormitory rooms, alternatively can provide assistance in finding other suitable accommodation arrangement.

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

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

Application deadline: January 15 2020

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.

This study program is available with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for the citizens of the following countries:
Algeria, Argentine, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam, 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: llm@kre.hu

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

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

The legal predecessor of our University was the Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, founded in 1855 and granted University status by the Hungarian Parliament in 1900. In 1993 the General Assembl ... Read More

The legal predecessor of our University was the Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, founded in 1855 and granted University status by the Hungarian Parliament in 1900. In 1993 the General Assembly of the Hungarian Reformed Church took the decision to establish a multifaculty University, and this decision was approved later on in the year on 21st September by the Parliament of the Republic of Hungary. Through the creation of Károli Gáspár University, the Hungarian Reformed Church has fulfilled the aims of its forefathers. Our University, in the spirit of the universitas scientiarium, aims to raise the status of not solely the Church, but also the nation, through its educational, teaching and academic work. Read less