FAQs

Queries on Applications

How do I apply?

All the candidates will be required to apply online via a the EConsort portal. The application process is simple. Applicants are required to create an account and then to fill in a simple form and upload the required documents. Before completing the application, make sure you collect all the necessary documents, so you do not miss the deadline.

Am I eligible to apply for this masters programme?

The programme is open to students from both EU and non-EU countries. In order to be eligible, you must fulfil the following minimum criteria:

Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS) from an accredited university in an area relevant to the Master’s programme:

  • translation;
  • interpreting;
  • computer science;
  • computational linguistics
  • languages;
  • linguistics; or
  • other subjects within the humanities and computer science areas (make sure you justify in your cover letter why you think your degree is relevant to the programme)

A good level of proficiency in English (minimum C1 level proven by a professional language certificate were relevant e.g. academic IELTS)

Knowledge of at least one additional language taught by the partners in their translation and interpreting courses: Spanish, Bulgarian, German, French, Italian, Greek, Russian, and Arabic (minimum B2 level proven by a language certificate were relevant)

If you have doubts whether you are eligible do not hesitate to contact us.

What documents are required for the application process?

To successfully complete your application for this masters course, you are required submit the following electronic documents using your account in the EConsort online interface. All documents must be written in English and should be in the PDF format. Any transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a certified translation document.

The names used for files should use the following format. They should start with your surname followed by the date of birth in the format YYYY-MM-DD where YYYY is the year of birth, MM is the month expressed using two digits, and DD is the day of birth expressed using two digits. (e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21 for the candidate John Smith born on 21st March 1999). Each file will have a suffix detailed below.

Cover letter in which you explain the reasons for applying, your background, please mention any relevant research and industry experience, and add anything else that is not covered in the other documents. For further guidance regarding what to put in the cover letter, you may find this webpage useful.
[Suffix: COVER e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-COVER.pdf]

Curriculum vitae, preferably in the EuroPass format containing at least information about your education, degree(s) and academic achievements. Where relevant include any research papers and conference presentations, industrial experience, involvement in research and commercial projects.
[Suffix: CV e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-CV.pdf]

Transcripts from all the degrees obtained. Provide scans of the original copies of your academic transcripts reporting the final grade and the grades of all modules taken and combine in one file.
[ Suffix: TRANSCRIPT e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-TRANSCRIPT.pdf ]

Diplomas from all the degrees awarded. Please provide scans of the original copies of all the diplomas you have and combine in one file .
[ Suffix: DIPLOMA e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-DIPLOMA.pdf]

Language certificates: Please provide a certificate of your English language proficiency according to the admission requirements of EM TTI. Please check the English language requirements for this course. You MUST also include any other language certificates you have and combine in one file. Please check the information for other language certificates. Suffix: LANG-CERT e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-LANG-CERT.pdf ]

A clear passport scan of the photo page
[Suffix: PASSPORT e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-PASSPORT.pdf]

Two recommendation letters from teachers or employers. Both reference letters should be in English. Preferably, at least one of the letters should be from a faculty member of the university from which you obtained one of your degrees. The second letter can also be from your current employer or supervisor. The letters have to be written in English, on a letterhead of the referee’s organization and include the signature and the contact details (i.e. postal address, phone, email) of the referee. Letters not respecting these requirements will NOT be accepted.
[Suffix: RLETTER-1, RLETTER-2 e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-RLETTER-1.pdf, SMITH-1999-03-21-RLETTER-2.pdf]

I have forgotten my EConsort password, how can I retrieve it?

Ensure that you create only one applicant account on EConsort using your primary e-mail adress.

You are advised to take a note of your personal password. In case of login-problems, contact us at enquiries@em-tti.eu.

Queries on Scholarship

Am I a programme country or a partner country applicant?

Programme Country applicants include students who are citizens of one of the countries of the European Union, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey and Serbia.

Applicants from all other countries (who are citizens of one of the countries not listed above), are considered Partner Country Applicants provided that they are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Programme Countries listed above.

Which costs are covered within the scholarship?

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship covers the course fees, contribution to travel and installation and subsistence costs.

The amount received by the successful candidates for travel and installation costs is set by the EC and depends on the distance between candidate’s residence by the deadline of the student scholarship application and University of Wolverhampton.

The successful candidates will receive 1000 euro per month (not when in the country of residence).

Why do I need to prove my current residential address at the application stage?

For all applicants for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship, the European Commission requests to capture current residential status of all applicants.

Scholarship allowances are also dependent on the current residency of applicants. This has to be the residential adress of the applicant at the time of application, and applicants must provide supporting documents to prove their residency.

Is there a way to appeal my scholarship application?

Candidates who have not received a preliminary offer for a scholarship on the EM TTI programme and who wish to appeal the decision of the Scholarship Board must do so in writing by email within 2 weeks (14 days) from the point of notification by the EM TTI Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the EM TTI Consortium, with the subject: “EM TTI Scholarship Appeal” and be sent to contact@em-tti.eu. The reasons for the appeal must be clearly stated in the email.

Does the scholarship include financial support for my family?

The scholarship does not include any financial support for the candidates’ family/dependents.

Post Application Queries

I successfully submitted my application, what should I do next?

All potential candidates who have submitted their applications should wait to hear from us via the e-mail they provided in their application form or check our website for updates.

How is my application evaluated?

Upon a successful completion of the application form, EM TTI programme candidates will receive a score between 0 – 100 using the following criteria:

Degree (max 20 points): For example, the compatibility of your degree with the ones listed in the eligibility criteria.

Grades (max 50 points)

Professional(including industrial) experience (max 20 points): For example, experience of working as a translator/interpreter.

Research experience (max 10 points): For example, participation in previous EU and International projects and the quality of any publications will be considered.

These scores will be used to rank candidates.

Post Acceptance Queries

Why do I need to sign the Student Agreement?

All students accepted on the course will be expected to sign a Student Agreement with the EM TTI Consortium prior to officially enrolling on the course. The Student Agreement highlights the responsibilities of both parties (student and Consortium). For scholarship holders, the Student Agreement also highlights specifications of the the scholarship.

What supporting documents will I get for my visa application?

Students will officially receive acceptance letters. For those coming to study to Wolverhampton, you will be provided additional documents to support your British visa application. You will also receive insurance letters to cover you during your 2-years programme. Scholarship holders will also receive details of their scholarship allowance.

Queries on Additional Funding

Can I get additional funding from other sources?

This is a list of potential sources of funding as a guidance to self-funded applicants, please investigate directly with the concerned institutions:

International students – Chevening, UK Government’s international awards scheme: Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high Commissions throughout the world. Further information can be found here.

South African citizens – First Rand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship: Further information can be found here.

Russian citizens – Global Education Program (GEP): Further information can be found here.

Georgia nationals – International Education Center: Further information can be found here.

Chinese students – China Scholarship Council: Further information can be found here.

Indonesian students – Education Fund Management Agency: Further information can be found here.

Chilean students – Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado: Further information can be found here.

Colombian citizens – COLFUTURO: Further information can be found here.

Taiwanese students – Taiwanese Ministry of Education: Further information can be found here.

Can I apply for a loan scheme to cover my fees and living costs?

For UK and EU nationals, a loan scheme for Postgradute students is available from the UK Government. Further information on eligibility and applications can be found on the UK Government’s website.

Queries on Family/Dependents

I am bringing my family with me, do you provide any documents to support their visa application?

No, we can only provide documents for your visa application. Any additional documents required for you to support the visa applications of your family is entirely your responsibility.

Can I get financial support for my family/dependents?

It is your entire resposibility to ensure the subsistence of your family/depedendants.

Queries on Other Support

How can I get help in searching for accommodation?

Team members from Support Services from individual universities will be of assistance, once you have secured a seat on the programme. These information will be communicated along with your acceptance letter.

I have a disability, is there any way I can get support?

Team members from Support Services from individual universities will be of assistance, once you have secured a seat on the programme. These information will be communicated along with your acceptance letter.