Orsolya Salát has a law degree from ELTE University Budapest. She also holds a Diplome en droit francais et européen from the Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas, an LL.M in German law from the Universität Heidelberg, and another LL.M in comparative constitutional law from the Central European University (CEU Budapest). She defended her S.J.D. dissertation in comparative constitutional law at CEU in 2012 (nostrified as PhD by ELTE), and received a best dissertation award. She has been assistant professor at ELTE University Faculty for Social Sciences, Department for European Studies, and a junior research fellow at the Legal Institute of the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She was visiting researcher at the Yale Law School, at the University of Zürich, and at Heidelberg University.
She works as a researcher for the bEUcitizen and ETHOS projects and co-teaches a course in the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, and another one in the School of Public Policy.