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Translation and Interpreting for Public Services and Institutions

24 months
3730 EUR/year
3072 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates from the Translation and Interpreting for Public Services and Institutions MA programme offered at RUDN University are qualified to render language and culture assistance  for those who need language support in the above mentioned domains.


The TIPSI program is taught in English. The possible working languages pairs include English/Russian/French/ Spanish/ German. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean can be offered upon students' choice. These languages are taught by native speakers. Students  gain  theoretical and applied knowledge of  language develpment and use in multilingual social and institutional settings, develop translation and interpreting skills in administrative, healthcare, legal, educational areas, learn nuances of cross-cultural communication ethics and behavior models in  societal domains under study,  get familiar with multilingual corpuses, digital resources and remote interpreting technologies for TIPSI, practice simultaneouse interpreting in the booth. The learning process  rests on the industry international standards regarding community interpreting. The training materials ground on real  cases of  translation and interpreting  within public institutions.


Graduates of the Translation and Interpreting for Public Services and Institutions MA programme offered at RUDN University have multidisciplinary competences to manage multilingual cross-cultural communication in diverse institutional settings,  balance national public needs and non-native speakers' language rights within country-specific administrative, healthcare, legal, educational settings. Currently, internationally acknowledged employers of the program graduates include Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited,  Moscow-based International Center of Healthcare Service for Foreign Citizents, etc.

Programme Structure


  • Integration of international and Russian experience of translators and interpreters’ working at judicial and law enforcement agencies, government bodies and corporate structures.
  • International standards of translators and interpreters’ professional activities as the programme background. English-taught course.
  • 8 foreign languages to be chosen by students for a second language working pair.
  • Selection of pairs of working languages for the formation of competencies in translation and interpreting.
  • International composition of the learning group.
  • Master classes with potential employers.
  • The opportunity to participate in the international student exchange programmes.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The portfolio of a foreign applicant is considered according to the following criteria:

  • average academic grade at the previous level of education, including grades in specialized subjects (max — 45 points);
  • achievements in educational and social activities, certificates, diplomas, etc. (max — 5 points);
  • certificate of Engl language proficiency (5 points);
  • applicant status based on the results of participation in competitions / Olympiads for foreign citizens (winner / prize-winner) (Bachelor’s / Specialist’s: winner — 40 points, prize-winner — 35 points; Master’s: winner — 15 points, prize-winner — 10 points);
  • recommendations from public organizations, associations, Russian missions abroad, foreign diplomatic missions, faculties of RUDN University, etc. (5 points);
  • position of the university whose document on education the candidate provides upon admission, in the world rankings (10 points);
  • volunteer activity (5 points);
  • letter of motivation (10 points).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3072 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3072 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For Russia and CIS citizens: 254,500 RUB/year

Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /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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