Each year, the Directorate General for Interpretation (DG Interpretation, also known as SCIC) offers a number of bursaries.
DG Interpretation study bursaries are available to students of all disciplines who have been accepted for a full-time postgraduate training course in conference interpreting offered by a recognized university or university-level institution. If successfully completed, this will lead to a qualification certifying that you are able to work as a professional conference interpreter in both consecutive and simultaneous modes.
- you are a national of an EU Member State or of one of the candidate countries (Albania, The Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or Turkey);
- you already have a university degree or equivalent qualification, or are in the final year of a course leading to a university degree or equivalent qualification,
- you have applied or intend to apply for a full Master/postgraduate course in conference interpreting offered for the year 2022/2023 by a recognized university or university-level institution. For courses that last more than one year, only final year students will be eligible, and
- you need to pay/have paid a tuition fee for the academic year 2022/2023 (= final year of your Master/Postgraduate course). Please note that you are not eligible to apply if your Master/postgraduate course is free of charge,
- you are registered with one of the following active languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Maltese, Portuguese, Slovak or Slovene or
- you are registered with one of the active language in your course with a retour into English, French or German: Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish or Swedish
- and your passive languages and/or retour language in line with the preferential profiles as published here.
The bursary will amount to the equivalent of the tuition fee for academic year 2022-2023, with a ceiling amount of EUR 3 000.
How to apply
Applicants need to complete the application form 2022/2023 (compulsory!) and upload all the following documents:
1. a copy of their passport or identity card (front and back);
2. a detailed CV, in French, German or English, listing all their qualifications (the use of the ‘Europass’ template is compulsory);
3. a short motivation letter (between 250 and 500 words), written in their mother tongue;
4. a scanned copy of the completed university information form;
5. the form related to their bank details, duly signed and dated (please read carefully the instructions given in the footnotes on the form);
6. the legal entity form, duly signed and dated, and
7. a copy of their last university degree.
Deadline: 20 September 2022, 17:00 (Brussels time).
The European Commission- the Directorate General for Interpretation