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Conference Interpreting

Bilkent University

12 months
14472 USD/year
4166 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the degree program in Conference Interpreting from Bilkent University is to train conference interpreters in Turkish/English/French. The language combinations offered in the program are A-CC, A-BC, A-BB or A-A.


The Conference Interpreting degree from Bilkent University aims to develop the special skills needed for interpreting and to achieve mastery of the contemporary interpreting techniques. In addition, professional interpreters require a wide range of applied courses and a broad background in contemporary practices and theories. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Professional interpreting studies in Turkish, English and French include: mastery in sight translation, consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, media interpreting. Theoretical and lecture courses deal with fields such as European/international organizations, technologies for interpreters, computer literacy and contemporary interpreting theories. 

Students who are trained by professional conference interpreters have to complete a single final examination given at the end of the Interpreting Seminar course in the summer school period. 

Students are expected to display their interpreting skills to a jury composed of professional interpreters from Turkey and professional interpreters from abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Theory of Interpreting
  • Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation
  • The EU and International Institutions
  • Advanced Consecutive Interpretation 
  • Conference Interpreting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansustu Egitimi Giris Sinavi/Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or GRE scores.
  • Fluency in written and oral English. Please see the websites of each graduate school for the list of accepted tests.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Recommendations from instructors or others qualified to evaluate academic ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14472 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per year during 12 months.
  • 62,100 TL for national students

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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