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Hello,

I am a undergraduate student from Lebanon wanting to pursue a master's degree in conference interpretation in Europe. I will be graduating next year so i have started weighing options for my master's degree. I have been told that ESIT and ISIT are two universities offering top interpretation courses and programs. Are there other universities with equal or even better programs?? in Germany perhaps?

I have also found out that ISIT has the Arabic language in its language combination options. Does anybody have an idea whether another university have it too?

Concerning the costs, i have read that ISIT is cheaper than ESIT. However, if i choose to go to ESIT, does anybody have an idea about any organization that offers grants to international students who show excellent academic performance? I am the top of my class with a GPA of 3.7/4 and I speak Arabic, French, English and German fluently.

I would appreciate any help i can get. Thank you in advance. Jennyfer

asked 28 Aug '13, 05:50

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edited 27 Apr '15, 01:52

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You may want to check the AIIC directory for interpreting schools

http://aiic.net/directories/schools/

You will find a number of schools, including one at Germersheim (Germany) which has a good reputation. ESIT and ISIT in Paris or ETI in Geneva may offer Arabic depending on demand, so it's best to check directly with them. Re. tuition fees, you are mistaken, it's the other way around. ESIT is a state-run school and much cheaper than ISIT, which is a private university. For scholarships, talk to them directly. But do go to the AIIC webpage before. You'll find lots of useful information.

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answered 28 Aug '13, 06:24

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Hi Jennyfer,

If you haven't already enrolled, then know that both schools have a great reputation and, as far as I know(!), there aren't any schools with better programs in Germany. ISIT is excellent and the only school that offers all major languages, including yours. That said, ESIT is probably just as good and costs far less. You can ask the secretary if they accept your exact combination (as they do offer less languages) and, if they do, go for ESIT in my opinion. ISIT does have an internal grant for students, but even with that the cost is still high.

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edited 29 Mar '14, 12:54

Hi Jennyfer,

If you haven't already enrolled, then know that both schools have a great reputation and, as far as I know, there aren't any schools with better (or equal) programmes in Germany. ISIT is excellent and probably the only school that offers all major languages (including yours). That said, ESIT is probably just as good and costs far less. You can ask the secretary if they accept your exact combination and, if they do, go for ESIT in my opinion.

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answered 29 Mar '14, 09:39

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