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Conference Interpreting

University of Geneva

18 months
902 EUR/year
902 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting programme at University of Geneva offers a full range of courses in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.

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The Faculty of Translation and Interpreting awards a Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting from University of Geneva with a full range of courses in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting programme, you must meet the registration requirements of the University of Geneva and hold a university degree. In addition, you must pass the written and oral entrance examinations (see art. 9 of the Faculty Study Regulations), thereby demonstrating a high linguistic level and good knowledge of current affairs. See enrolment procedures.

The Interpreting Department

Our flagship training program, the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting (MA CI), prepares students for a career as conference interpreters in international organizations, in international diplomacy and in international business.  

Additionally, the Interpreting Department offers a wide range of customized short courses as part of our continuing education portfolio, including basic skill training for court interpreters and field interpreters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading in Interpretation Theory
  • International Organizations, Parliamentary Procedure and Conference Terminology
  • General Consecutive Interpretation
  • Consecutive Interpretation
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Supervised training for simultaneous interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a university degree: a Bachelor's (BA) degree or another university degree deemed equivalent
  • Every professional conference interpreter has a language combination that determines the languages from and into which s/he works. It usually consists of an A language, (sometimes) a B language, and one or more C languages. 
  • Pass the FTI's written and oral exams

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    902 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 451 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    902 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 451 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • 500 CHF / semester

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

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