Master of English Studies Scholarships – Károli Gáspár University Hungary


Master of English Studies Scholarships – Károli Gáspár University Hungary

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020 23:59 | Europe/Budapest time

Study location: Hungary, Budapest
Type: Master, full degree studies
Nominal duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
Study language: English
Awards: MA
Course code: Arts and Humanities

About Károli

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is a youthful institution with a long tradition. The university – established in its present form in 1993 – has a long history with its legal predecessors dating back to 1839 and 1855.

The university combines the traditions of Reformed education and an openness to professional innovation. Our students enjoy a friendly environment in which they acquire up-to-date knowledge based on a solid, value-driven Christian ethos. Furthermore, we place considerable emphasis on community-oriented education, the personal relationship between professors and students as well as on the support of student initiatives.

Program Description:

The objective of this degree programme is to give students a deeper understanding of various aspects of English studies, namely in the field of history and culture, linguistics, and, most importantly, literature. The programme consists of compulsory courses and a strand in English literature which contains electives. Apart from specialized literature courses offered on various periods and aspects of English literature, this programme also includes the Christian tradition in English literature, and the influence of the Bible on it. Students are required to submit a thesis at the end of their studies, which will have to be defended at the final examination.

Entry Requirements:

Holding a BA degree in English Studies or a minimum of 50 ECTS credits gained in a related field.
Entrance exam: Yes
Type of entrance exam: oral
Entrance exam location: Electronic

Entrance Exam Description:

In the Skype interview the candidate should first briefly introduce himself/herself. Afterwards he/she answers questions concerning given topics which have been previously sent by e-mail. This part is followed by questions on the applicants literary experience and linguistic knowledge. The total score is 100 points, out of which the candidate may get 30-30-30 points for each section and an additional 10 points for the introduction.

Entry Qualification

Bachelor diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language Requirements: English: C1

Other Requirements: A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Preparatory year available: No
Specialisation year available: no
Minimum number of scholarship holders: 3
Maximum number of scholarship holders: 18

Programme structure

The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools and, of course, its most representative works and authors. While holding a BA in English Studies* and completing yet further foundational courses in the initial phases of the program are essential, students and instructors no longer just survey a given field, but undertake an in-depth exploration of it. Therefore, detailed textual analysis with its associated historical dimension constitutes the core activity in class. Our choice of readings has been partly determined by the academic profile of the department and the religious mission of the University. As a result, the program places particular emphasis on Biblical and Christian traditions and explores, among other issues, the complex and continuing presence of the Bible within English literature. The foundation courses of the program also include linguistics, history, culture and language use. During the 2016/17 curricular revision, a practical skills module has been added to the program, in response to the needs and challenges of the changing world.

Main subject areas

  • English language and literature
  • English linguistics
  • British history, society and culture
  • Post-colonial literature and culture
  • Different periods in English literary history
  • English literature and Christianity
  • Practical skills (advanced writing, academic presentation, editing skills, conference and workshop experience, research methodology, digital skills)

Territory Requirements

Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

Contact: Dr. Judit Nagy | Associate Professor | [email protected]

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

Tuition-free education

  • exemption from the payment of tuition fee

Monthly stipend

  • non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s level: monthly amount of HUF 43,700 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies

Accommodation contribution

  • free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period (Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, the HUF 40,000/month is a contribution to that rental costs, and in bigger cities – especially in the capital city – this contribution would not cover the full amount of rental costs.)

Medical insurance

  • health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca EUR 195) a year/person

Please bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders. It means that it does not fully cover all the costs of living and the students need to add their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying; please do check our Cost of Living Calculator by clicking here:

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