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Conference Interpreting

Bilkent University

12 months
14500 USD/year
6616 USD/year
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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. 

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 included:

  • Theory of Interpreting
  • Introduction to the Practice of Interpreting
  • EU and International Institutions
  • Advanced Consecutive Interpretation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are required to take the ALES \glossary{ALES Exam} (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) given by ÖSYM every year.
  • International applicants and Turkish applicants who graduated from a BA or BS program abroad, may submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or any other written test scores instead of ALES scores upon the approval of the respective Graduate School Executive Board.
  • Fluency in written and oral English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6616 USD per year during 12 months.
  • 54,000 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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