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The approx. fee of IoL Dip Trans exam...?
Thread poster: Melina Kajander
Melina Kajander
Finland
English to Finnish
Jan 6, 2004

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before (I did a search, but could not find it), but I'm sure there are many 'forum-ers' out there who could answer this off the top of their head - I'm just wondering what is the approximate fee range (it wasn't given on the IoL website or relevant brochure), as right now I'm contemplating whether to take a similar exam in my current country of residence, or the above-mentioned one later, perhaps; and cost is one of the most important factors, although not the deciding one, of course. Would be thankful for the information!

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suesimons  Identity Verified
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Dip Trans IoL Exam fee Jan 6, 2004

Heli Kajander wrote:

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before (I did a search, but could not find it), but I'm sure there are many 'forum-ers' out there who could answer this off the top of their head - I'm just wondering what is the approximate fee range (it wasn't given on the IoL website or relevant brochure), as right now I'm contemplating whether to take a similar exam in my current country of residence, or the above-mentioned one later, perhaps; and cost is one of the most important factors, although not the deciding one, of course. Would be thankful for the information!


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suesimons  Identity Verified
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Exam fee Jan 6, 2004

It was about £200 but now could be more - the exam now is sat in January, no longer November.

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John Bowden  Identity Verified
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£ 360 in 2004, £ 370 in 2005 Jan 6, 2004

See the IoL website: www.iol.org.uk

This contains details of the exam, fees etc. under Qualifications - Examinations


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*eva*  Identity Verified
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the fee is horrendous Jan 6, 2004

well, in my opinion at least...
it is about L500 now, as far as I remember L470 for all three papers.
And yes, it is in January now.
I think you should be able to find all the details at the IOL website, follow the DipTrans link,
best wishes,
Eva


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Melina Kajander
Finland
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Thank you people! :) Jan 6, 2004

Yes, the fee does sound horrendous! (Maybe I'd better stick to my local exam after all, even though it's a less "prestigious" - meaning widely acknowledged - one...)

(John & Eva, I did read the appropriate brochure ("DipTrans handbook") on IoL website, as I mentioned in my question, but it only said "Details of the fees are published on a separate sheet, available from the Central Registration Department"...)

[Edited at 2004-01-06 19:42]


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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You can be accepted as MIL with a 'local' exam instead of the Dip. Trans. Jan 7, 2004

As I already had a Danish qualification (the 'old' ED, roughly equivalent to the present ED2), I did not have to do the Dip. Trans., and was accepted for MIL status anyway.

You could ask the IoL for advice about which exams they accept.

Then you get the best of both worlds - good luck!

Christine A


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*eva*  Identity Verified
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about the fees Jan 7, 2004

Heli Kajander wrote:

(John & Eva, I did read the appropriate brochure ("DipTrans handbook") on IoL website, as I mentioned in my question, but it only said "Details of the fees are published on a separate sheet, available from the Central Registration Department"...)

[Edited at 2004-01-06 19:42]


If I remember that well, all the details and latest regulations can be found in the DipTrans Handbook, you can download it from the website.
As for the fee, I hope it is a good investment, and hope to be lucky (good) enough to pass all three papers at one go)


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John Bowden  Identity Verified
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You'll find the fees for all the IoL exams at: Jan 7, 2004

http://www.iol.org.uk/qualifications/exams.asp and then download the Fees 2004/2005 document.

HTH

Heli Kajander wrote:



(John & Eva, I did read the appropriate brochure ("DipTrans handbook") on IoL website, as I mentioned in my question, but it only said "Details of the fees are published on a separate sheet, available from the Central Registration Department"...)

[Edited at 2004-01-06 19:42]


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Domenica Grangiotti  Identity Verified
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I did contact their Registration dept. Jan 7, 2004

I wanted to get a list of authorised centres in Italy.
Incidentally, only Rome is listed while I thought the British Council in Milan was one, too.
Anyway, I have the complete list of 2005 dates and fees.
If you like, I can send them to you as a pdf attachment.
Contact me at domenicagrangiotti@virgilio.it

Good luck
Domenica

By the way, I regard this as an investment (given the sum) and will try the exam next year.


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Melina Kajander
Finland
English to Finnish
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Thanks once more for all the additional info! Jan 8, 2004

[quote]John Bowden wrote:

http://www.iol.org.uk/qualifications/exams.asp and then download the Fees 2004/2005 document.

quote]
This must be a very recent addition, since it wasn't there when I last visited the site (or then I just overlooked it...):)


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Fee 2011 Jul 15, 2010

The fee for the DipTrans in 2011 is 506 quid (information supplied by DipTrans material) - a bit pricey in my opinion, makes me wonder if it is really worth it.

Note: quid means pounds, in case you're wondering.


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Paula Borges  Identity Verified
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500 GBP Jul 16, 2010

Yes, 506 GBP.

[Edited at 2010-07-16 01:55 GMT]


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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And there's a catch... Jul 16, 2010

I have just been to the British Council here to find out more about the DipTrans and found that there is a catch.

The cost is not only the 506 pounds to IoL but also a 140-pound fee for the British Council (which includes a courier fee of 40 (!) pounds). Add together the lunch expenses (the restaurant inside the British Council is EXTREMELY expensive and if you go anywhere else you won't have time to eat - or miss the second unit) and transport expenses and you could be looking at total costs of 700 pounds or so (although the 140 pounds does not have to be paid until the day of the exam)

This if you live in São Paulo. Another problem is that the British Council has slashed the number of offices here, so if you live in, say Brasília, you need to pay for the flight to São Paulo (the bus trip would not be advisable before a 7-hour exam) plus a hotel - so say 1,000 pounds in all. What a rip-off!


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Paula Borges  Identity Verified
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Yes Jul 16, 2010

The British Council told me we have to pay them a few days before the exam. And still, they say they require express authorization by the IoL to let us use their computers, and the IoL simply does not reply to any of my emails about this.

Didn't that restaurant inside the British Council close? I suppose if we're gonna go through with this, we better pack our own lunch.

[Edited at 2010-07-16 21:36 GMT]


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