DG Interpretation bursaries

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 recognised 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.


  • be a national of the EU Member States or candidate countries (Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey);
  • be enrolled in a master's/postgraduate degree in conference interpreting or intend to enroll in one;
  • have one of the following active languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Irish, Lithuanian, Maltese, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene or Swedish and
  • have their passive languages and/or retour language in line with the preferential profiles as published herewith .

    The amount of the bursary to be granted is EUR 2.400 for those studying in a Member State, and EUR 1.600 for those studying in a candidate country, non Member State. 
    In granting study bursaries, preference will be given to applicants:
    Offering a language combination which is most suited to DG Interpretation’s current and foreseeable requirements. Selection will be based on the applicant's language combination and on the assessment of the potential of the candidate.

Deadline: 18 September 2018.

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