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Study BURSARY from the Directorate General for Interpretation
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Are you studying to become a conference interpreter?
You may be eligible for a study bursary from the Directorate General for
Interpretation (DG SCIC)


* you are a national of an EU Member State or of one of the
acceding countries to the EU (Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) or of one
of the candidate countries to the EU (Bulgaria Romania and Turkey);
* you have already a university degree or equivalent qualification
or are in the final year of a course leading to a university degree or
equivalent qualification;
* you have one of the following language combinations :

1. Excellent command of your active language (=one of the
languages mentioned in this paragraph), a very good knowledge of at
least one EU language (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish) and one or more languages
of the acceding or candidate countries (Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian,
Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Slovak, Slovene,
Romanian, Turkish);

2. Excellent command of two languages (to mother tongue level)
of which one is an EU language and the other a candidate country
language (as listed in §1 above);

3. Excellent command of your active language and a perfect
understanding of at least two of the current EU languages (as listed in
§1 above);


you have applied or intend to apply for a full postgraduate course in
conference interpreting offered for the year 2004/2005 by a recognised
university or university-level institution.

Then you may apply for a Study BURSARY from the Directorate General for
Interpretation (DG SCIC).

Preference will be given to applicants:

* Offering a language combination which is most suited to DG
SCIC's current and foreseeable requirements, in particular those with
candidate country languages and less widely spoken EU languages.
Assessment will be based on your full language combination, as well as
other qualifications or expertise;
* Changing their country of residence specifically in order to
follow the course.

Please, note that

* Candidates who have received a bursary and pass their final
examinations undertake to sit a an inter-institutional accreditation
test and if successful, to give the EU first call upon their services
for a period of three years;
* The DG SCIC bursary is intended as a contribution towards study
expenses , but not necessarily to cover all costs. It can be combined
with additional funds provided by the university, by the Member State or
by other public or private bodies. Applicants who are receiving or would
receive financial support for their studies, as well as those who are in
paid employment, must declare such income and may be deemed ineligible;
* No student may receive more than one DG SCIC bursary;
* Where the course is of more than one-year duration, only final
year students will be eligible;
* Failure to attend the course for its entire duration may make
you liable to repay all or part of the bursary.
* Subsequent recruitment as a freelance interpreter by DG SCIC
depends on the applicant's passing their final examinations and the
relevant inter-institutional accreditation test;
* In awarding bursaries, DG SCIC will endeavour to maintain an
appropriate gender balance;
* Where the course is of more than one-year duration, only final
year students will be eligible.;

Selection procedures

Eligible application forms will be considered by a Selection Committee
(which will meet by September 30 2004 at the latest) which will then
draw up a list of beneficiaries and determine the amount of the bursary
to be granted:

* 2.200 € for those studying in a country which will be a member
state on 1st May 2004;
* 1.500€ for those studying in a candidate country after 1st May
* Plus 500 € for those changing their country of residence in
order to attend the course;
* The bursary consists of one single payment.

The Committee's decision is final.

The amount and terms of payment will be notified to successful
applicants at the address stated in the form. No payment will be made
without prior proof of admission to an appropriate course (dossiers must
be filled in fully and all certificates, documents etc provided by
September 15 2004).

You must confirm acceptance within one calendar month; otherwise the
offer will lapse.

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