The Directorate General for Interpretation of European Commission (DG Interpretation, also known as SCIC) offers every year many study bursaries. They are available for students of all disciplines who have been accepted for a full-time postgraduate training course in conference interpreting offered by a recognised university or university-level institution.
Applicants must be citizens of one of the Member States or of one of the candidate countries, in possession of a university degree or a similar qualification or in the final year of a course leading to a university degree or a similar qualification.
Moreover, they must have one of the following language combinations:
- Excellent command of one active language and a good passive knowledge of:at least one of the languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and one or more of the following languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech , Danish, Estonian, Finnish, greek, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish or candidate countries (Icelandic, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian or turkish).
- Perfect knowledge of two languages (mother tongue level).
- Excellent command of one active language and a thorough understanding of at least two languages.
- Have applied or intend to apply for a full Master/postgraduate course in conference interpreting offered for the year 2014/2015 by a recognised university or university-level institution.
The value of the bursary to be granted is EUR 2.400 for those studying in a EU Member State, and EUR 1.600 for those studying in a candidate country, non Member State.
In order to request the bursary, applicants must complete the online form and upload many documents:
- a copy of their passport or identity card (front and back);
- a detailed CV, in French, German or English, listing all their qualifications. The use of the ‘europass’ template is compulsory;
- a short motivation letter (between 250 and 500 words), written in their mother tongue;
- the university admission certificate;
- the form related to their bank details, duly signed and dated (together with a copy of a bank account statement if the bank form is not signed and stamped by the bank);
- the legal entity paper, duly signed and dated (VAT number is not required for bursaries)
- a copy of their last university degree.
Applications must be sent before 16 September 2014.