DG Interpretation – European Commission is funding bursaries for postgraduate students in Belgium. Applicant must be an EU Member State or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia or Turkey to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must have good command of their active language and good passive knowledge of at least Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. Applications should be sent by post.
Study Subject (s): The bursaries are awarded in conference interpreting.
Course Level: These bursaries are for pursuing the postgraduate program.
Scholarship Provider: DG Interpretation – European Commission
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium
Eligibility: -If you are a national of an EU Member State or of one of the candidate countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia or Turkey);
-You already have a university degree or equivalent qualification, or are in the final year of a course leading to a university degree or equivalent qualification; you have one of the following language combinations:
1. Excellent command of your active language, and a very good passive knowledge of
a. At least one of the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and
b. Of one or more of the following languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish or of the languages of a candidate country (Icelandic, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian or Turkish) or
2. Excellent command of two languages (to mother-tongue level) of which one is a language mentioned under 1.a above and the other one of the languages mentioned under 1.b; or
3. Excellent command of your active language and a perfect understanding of at least two of the languages mentioned under 1.a;
and if, You have applied or intend to apply for a full Master’s/postgraduate course in conference interpreting offered for the year 2013-2014 by a recognized university or university-level institution.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants from EU Member State or of one of the candidate countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia or Turkey) are eligible for postgraduate scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Candidates who have received a bursary and pass their final examinations must undertake to sit an inter-institutional accreditation test and, if successful, to give the EU Institutions first call upon their services for a period of three years; DG Interpretation bursary is intended as a contribution towards study expenses, but not necessarily covering all costs. It can be combined with additional funds provided by the university, by the Member State or by other public or private bodies; DG Interpretation bursary holders may not benefit at the same time from other bursaries or allowances offered by the European Union. Abandoning the course voluntarily during the postgraduate year may make you liable to repay all or part of the bursary; Subsequent recruitment as a freelance interpreter by DG Interpretation depends on the applicant’s passing their final examinations and the relevant inter-institutional accreditation test; In awarding bursaries, DG Interpretation will endeavor to maintain an appropriate gender balance; Where the Master/postgraduate course is of more than one-year duration, only final year students will be eligible.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award (s): Postgraduate bursaries are offered for the year 2013/14.
What does it cover? The amount of the bursary will be: 2.400 € for those studying in a member state; 1.600 € for those studying in a candidate country / non Member State. The bursary will consist of one single payment. The amount and terms of payment will be notified to successful applicants at the address stated in the application form. No payment will be made without prior proof of admission to an appropriate course.
Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on the applicant’s language combination and on the assessment of the potential of the candidate.
Notification: All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection before the end of November 2013.
How to Apply: The mode of applying by post.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 16 September 2013.