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European Master's in Translation (EMT) membership criteria

Information on eligibility and selection criteria and future calls for membership. 

Members of the EMT network are selected on the basis of calls for applications, organised every five years. The call for applications to join the European Master's in Translation network 2019 - 2024 is closed. The next call for membership will be launched by the end of 2023. The basic eligibility and selection criteria are as follows:


Universities can apply if the programme has, at least, two cohorts of graduates of an officially recognised Master degree in translation and is authorised by: 

Selection criteria

Programmes have to meet a number of criteria relevant for quality translator training according to the EMT standards: 

  • structure of the programme — objectives, credits and expected learning outcomes of the courses given 
  • coverage of the key competences according to the new EMT Competence Framework 
  • sustainability — staffing policy and number of graduates over the past years 
  • career support and monitoring — including career guidance for students, internships, tracking of careers after graduation and employment statistics

Additional assets

  • cooperation with higher education institutions at an international level or participation in national networks 
  • effective quality assurance system 
  • research activities