The European Commission and the Directorate General for Interpretation give bursaries to students who want to pursue graduate studies in conference interpreting. Successful applicants will receive a one-time amount of 1,600 to 2,400 euros depending on the location of their chosen master's programme.
Eligible candidates must be nationals of a EU member state or one of the candidate countries. They must already have completed a university degree or be on the verge of completing it. All candidates must possess an excellent command of their active or native language as well as a very good passive knowledge of Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. In addition, some candidates should also have a good passive knowledge of either Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Icelandic, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian or Turkish. Preference will be given to applicants who have a language combination suited to DG Interpretation’s current and future needs.