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Translation and Interpretation

18 months
11030 USD/year
6814 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Translation and Interpretation at Nanyang Technological University  distinguishes itself from general translation courses and programmes.


Translation and Interpretation at Nanyang Technological University has specific objectives: to help students to develop the following capabilities:

  • A high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in both Chinese and English.
  • A comprehensive set of skills as well as professional attitudes and ethics for carrying out professional translation/interpretation work between English and Chinese.
  • A thorough understanding of theories, debates and research methods in translation and interpretation studies.
  • Competency in conducting research in translation and interpretation as well as expertise in research design and methodology.
  • Capabilities for tackling various issues in relation to registers and styles and rendering texts from a wide range of specialised fields, as well as adequate knowledge of relevant interdisciplinary concepts.
  • Awareness of technological changes and advances in translation/interpretation, as well as the know-how to use translation tools to facilitate translation production.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Translation Theories
  • English-Chinese Contrastive Analysis and Translation
  • Translation Technology​
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Research in Translation and Interpretation Studies​
  •  Cross-cultural Communication, Marketing, and Transcreation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution plus evidence of language proficiency in English and Chinese, such as:

  • A good pass in GCE ‘A’ Level General Paper, or equivalent;
  • A good pass in GCE ‘O’ Level CL1, or Higher Chinese, or equivalent;
  • A certificate of language proficiency in English or Chinese for international applicants whose first language is not English or Chinese
  • In addition to the above requirements, all short‐listed applicants must take a self‐monitored screening test, comprising two translation and two interpretation tasks in Chinese and English and submit their answers by the deadline given. The final selection of candidates will be determined based on the results of the screening test and the review of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11030 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    6814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6814 USD per year during 18 months.

Singapore citizens: S$9,700 and international: S$15,700

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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