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Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Masters in Technology for Translation and Interpreting in 2021

The European Union is offering Scholarships for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Technology for Translation and Interpreting in the 2021/2022 academic session.

The amount of text available in electronic format and on the Internet is growing exponentially, and much of this information has to be translated or interpreted. As a result, there is a pressing need for a new generation of translators and interpreters who rely less on traditional methods and instead benefit from a range of time- and labour-efficient technological tools. The European Master’s in Technology for Translation and Interpreting (EM TTI) addresses the need for a new generation of translators and interpreters through a programme of outstanding academic quality, in line with the Erasmus+ ethos of building a stronger workforce with the breadth of skills and perspectives needed to stimulate developments in the field. EM TTI will produce specialists in translation and interpreting who are up-to-date with the latest applications which support their daily work, as well as future developers of such applications.

A strong consortium of the University of Wolverhampton, UK (the Coordinator); University of Malaga, Spain; New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria and Ghent University, Belgium, embodies the aim to deliver a cohesive, integrated European programme which will be the first of its kind worldwide. The synergy between these three Higher Education institutions, who are known for their seminal contributions to the computational aspects of language study, as well as technology of translation and interpreting, will ensure that students have access to leading academics and best practices across the field. The Associate Partners of the programme are leading companies, user organisations, and non-EC universities who further enhance this student-centred and market-orientated programme with a vision of delivering educational quality and vocational skills to maximise the students’ career potential,  complementing the quality and integrity of the programme.

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The scholarship includes:

  • Course fees
  • A one-off contribution to travel and installation costs
  • A monthly subsistence stipend

Travel and Installation Payment: The amount received by the successful candidates for travel and installation costs is set by the EC and depends on the distance between the candidate’s residence (at the time of the deadline of the student scholarship application) and the coordinating institution, the University of Wolverhampton, UK.

The successful candidates will receive a €1000 stipend per month – this is only paid when the student is not in their country of residence.

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Eligibility

The programme is open to students from both EU and non-EU countries. In order to be eligible, you must fulfil the following minimum criteria:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS) from an accredited university in an area relevant to the Master’s programme:
  • Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Computer Science
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Modern Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Other subjects within the humanities and computer science areas (please outline in your cover letter why and how your degree is relevant to the programme)
  • good level of proficiency in English (minimum C1 level proven by a professional language certificate where relevant e.g. academic IELTS, IELTS indicator, TOEFL IBT, TOEFL IBT Home Edition, CAE )
  • Knowledge of at least one additional language taught by the partners in their translation and interpreting courses: Spanish, Bulgarian, German, French, Italian, Greek, Russian, Arabic, Dutch and Turkish (minimum B2 level proven by a language certificate where relevant)

The scholarships are available only to candidates who have not already benefited from a previous EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship. Your application for a funded place is confirmation that you fulfil this criterion.

How to Apply

  • All the candidates will be required to apply online via the Application Portal.
  • Applicants are required to create an account on the form, fill in the various categories and upload the required documents.
  • Before completing the application, make sure you collect all the necessary documents, so you do not miss the deadline.

Documents required

  • cover letter in which you explain the reasons for applying, your background, any relevant research and industry experience, and anything else that is not covered in the other documents.
  • curriculum vitae, preferably in the EuroPass format containing information about your education, degree(s) and academic achievements. Where relevant include any research papers and conference presentations, industrial experience, involvement in research and commercial projects, etc.
  • Transcripts from all the degrees obtained. Provide scans of the original copies of your academic transcripts reporting the final overall grade as well as the grades of all modules taken and combine these scans in one file.
  • Diplomas from all the degrees awarded. Please provide scans of the original copies of all the diplomas you have and combine the scans in one file.
  • Language certificates: Please provide a certificate of your English language proficiency according to the admission requirements of EM TTI. Your English qualification MUST be valid at the point of application. Expired English language qualifications at the application point will be marked as invalid. You MUST also include any other language certificates you have and combine them in one file.  **Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they will also accept online test results, such as the IELTS indicator and TOEFL IBT Home Edition as eligible proof of English proficiency**
  • A clear passport scan of the photo page.
  • Two recommendation letters from teachers or employers. Both reference letters should be in English. Preferably, at least one of the letters should be from a faculty member of the university from which you obtained one of your degrees. The second letter can also be from your current employer or supervisor. The letters have to be written in English, on a letterhead of the referee’s organisation and including the signature and the contact details (i.e. postal address, phone, email) of the referee. Letters that do not fulfil these requirements will NOT be accepted.
  • For residency proof, please fill in the declaration of honour and upload it in your application.
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Please indicate on the form whether you are applying for one of the bursaries offered by the consortium. By applying for a bursary you confirm you fulfil the EC requirements.

Deadline:  Applications close on February 15, 2021.

 

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