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Translation and Interpretation, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The degree program in Translation and Interpretation from Bilkent University trains translators and interpreters in Turkish, English and French. 
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The curriculum of the Translation and Interpretation programme from Bilkent University aims to develop the special skills needed for translating and interpreting and to achieve mastery of the contemporary spoken and written languages. In addition, a wide range of elective courses provides a broad cultural background required by professional translators.

Language studies in English and French include: oral and written comprehension, oral and written translation, oral proficiency, essays, precis-writing and note-taking in addition to translation workshops. 

Elective courses deal with fields such as national government and administration, politics, economics, law, culture, current events, modern literature, European organizations and computer literacy. The third year includes a summer program which forms an integral part of the curriculum. For this program, after a period of one month spent in a firm/agency of the public or private sector, students submit a summer practice report to be presented orally both in English and French. In the fourth year, students may choose between two specialized tracks of study: Written translation or Interpretation. 

Candidates for the Interpretation track must pass a written and oral examination administrated by the school exam committee. Students in both tracks will complete research projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Collegiate Activities Program 
  • History of Turkey
  • Cultures Civilizations and Ideas
  • English-American and French Culture
  • Translation of Economic Texts (English-Turkish-French)
  • Sight Translation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A minimum diploma score of 28 out of 45. Mimimum one HL subject related to the applied program.
  • Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal holders in International Science Olympiads recognized by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and  Technical Research Council of Turkey)
  • SAT Reasoning Test: A minimum score of 900 out of 1600 in “Math” and “Critical Reading” sections.
  • SAT Subject Test: A minimum score of 500 out of 800 from mimimum two sections related to the applied program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7685 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7685 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 45.000 TL for Turkish students

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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