Application Dossier

The dossier shall comprise the following documents:

1. Cover form: Basic applicant information
i. University name, address, etc.
ii. Official title of doctoral program
iii. Application contact person and contact details
iv. Statement that “minimal eligibility criteria for application are met”

2. Program description
i. Basic program description as per official university catalogue and/or website
ii. Focus/foci of program, as per faculty (teaching staff) expertise, university
marketing, program self-categorization, etc. (options: literary, theory, cultural
studies, linguistics; cognitive; process-oriented; multimedia/audio-visual;
technology [including localization, post-editing, MT]; others)
iii. Special features of program (for example, joint doctorates or projects and
partnerships considered innovative)
iv. Links to or partnerships with industry or the professional sector, especially
when designed to enhance graduate employment
v. Doctoral program admission criteria, as per university and program (options:
prior degree in TS; language requirement [specified languages, choice
dependent on student research]; entrance exam; others)
vi. Language(s) of instruction and supervision
vii. Student time-to-completion, as per university and program requirements and
viii. Alumni follow-up (if data collection is permitted)

3. Program curriculum
i. Basic curricular sequence (options: admission, coursework, comprehensive or
qualifying exam, research proposal, research report writing, oral defence,
additional requirements needed for research, other)
ii. Mandatory courses and credit hours, and time allotted for coursework
completion if applicable (are all courses offered every year, or on a rotating
iii. If there is no course requirement, note any equivalent and its credit hour(s) if
applicable (options: workshops, seminars, peer-reviewed publications, peerreviewed
conference presentations, other)
iv. Required number of courses (mandatory and optional) and course credits
v. Credit-breakdown for doctoral comprehensive exam (if required), research
proposal, and research report (thesis or dissertation)
vi. If no prior qualification in Translation Studies is required for admission to the
program, how does the program assess the student’s understanding of
Translation Studies scholarship? (options: coursework, comprehensive exam,
research proposal, other)
vii. At which point in the doctoral program does the supervisor undertake
supervision of the doctoral student? (options: upon admission, upon
completion of coursework, upon acceptance of thesis proposal, other)
viii. Modes of course delivery and/or research supervision (including distancelearning
ix. Program/curricular objectives and learning outcomes in relation to
competences required
x. How closely is the student supervised and monitored? (options: regular
meetings, annual progress reports by both supervisor and/or student; other)
xi. How much time is devoted to thesis/dissertation writing and revision of
xii. In which language(s) can students write the doctoral thesis/dissertation?
xiii. Is an oral defense of the doctoral thesis/dissertation mandatory?
xiv. Is the doctoral thesis/dissertation uploaded to a university repository after
successful completion? Is the thesis/dissertation accessible digitally to scholars
outside the university?

4. Program infrastructure and resources
i. Does the university, graduate school and/or program offer specialized
workshops or seminars for doctoral students? (options: general graduate
studies, developing teaching skills, developing research skills, grant writing,
thesis writing; academic writing; academic writing in L2, public speaking,
technology assistance or training, conference presentation preparation, ethics
and academic integrity, career guidance, employment prospects, time
management, statistics, other)
ii. Does the student have access to scholarly materials, library resources, online
databases, etc. for adequate scholarly research in translation studies? (options:
university library, university online subscriptions, other)
iii. Do students have easy and dependable access to laboratories, specialized
software, etc. if their research requires this type of infrastructure?

5. Program statistics
i. Optimal time-to-completion for doctoral students, as determined by the
university and program, and comparison between desired student time-tocompletion
and actual time-to-completion (options: on-time, 10% longer, 20%
longer, 30% longer, over 45% longer)
ii. Graduate publications and dissemination of research:
1. Traditional academic peer-reviewed journals and publications (indexed)
2. ISI Web of Knowledge impact score
3. Citation scores
4. National lists of approved peer-reviewed journals
A. Open access/open peer-to-peer review academic publications
B. Digital research repositories
C. Presentations at peer-reviewed conferences

6. Program self-assessment
i. Faculty (i.e. professor/teacher) profiles and qualifications, and communication
of their research profiles to potential doctoral students
ii. Doctoral student supervision
1. Number of faculty (i.e. teaching staff) members eligible to supervise
2. Number of faculty (i.e. teaching staff) members with supervisory experience
3. Percentage of full-time students to part-time students, if program includes
this option
4. Tracking mechanism in place for student assessment (options: annual
progress reports, student evaluations of classes taught by doctoral students;
Principle Investigator reports for doctoral research assistants, other)

7. Other documentation
i. Time period and number of years being assessed
ii. Specific institutional quality assurance processes (IQAP in Ontario, Canada,
for example) protocols in place
iii. Recent program reviewer reports (internal and external)
iv. Accreditation documents.