Application Process

The application and admission process is as follows.

Application > Evaluation > Discussion > Decision

In order to facilitate the process, a ‘Guide for applicants’ is drafted.

Minimal eligibility criteria

A candidate program shall be a university doctoral degree granting program, duly accredited in its home country, either in Translation Studies or in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary area with options for a Major or Specialization in Translation Studies. The candidate program shall have been operational for a minimum of three years, or for a period equal to completion of at least one cycle of students (from intake to graduation) in the program.

2. Call for Applications

The Call for Applications shall comprise the following forms:

1. Standard application cover form
2. Dossier comprising the following materials:
i. Form: Program Description and Admission Criteria
ii. Form: Program Curriculum and Courses (where applicable)
iii. Form: Program Infrastructure and Resources
iv. Form: Program Statistics
v. Form: Program Self-Assessment
vi. Other documentation, including accreditation documents

3. Reception process: The applications shall be processed as follows:

1. Reception of applications
i. Submit to contact person (rotation basis) delegated from the Evaluation Committee
2. If the application dossier is incomplete:
i. Reject outright
ii. Rejection form letter is sent by delegated contact person
3. If the dossier is complete:
i. Circulate to all members of the Evaluation Committee
ii. Proceed to the evaluation stage: Evaluation Committee members review and score each applicant’s application
iii. Points are awarded on the basis of the dossier presented
iv. Members of the Evaluation Committee discuss the points in terms of the program’s context and other more qualitative factors
v. Admission decision is made and communicated to the applicant
4. After admission, some complementary information is required from the new members