• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The strategic aims of the Translation English - Russian - German programme at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences are to train qualified interpreters and translators for Latvian state and local government institutions, private economic entities in Latvia, other EU member states and countries outside the EU, and EU institutions after obtaining further qualifications.
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The strategic aims of the Translation English - Russian - German programme at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is to ensure that studies are tailored to economic, cultural, and social needs.


  • To provide students with theoretical knowledge and a set of practical skills and abilities for the provision of high-quality professional interpretation and translation services in sectors relevant for the economy (business, marketing, commercial activity, law).
  • To promote the competitiveness of graduates in changing socio-economic conditions and in the international labor market.
  • To ensure conformity of educational quality with the level in European and other economically developed countries by improving methodological, scientific, material and technical support of the study process.
  • To modify the content and teaching methods of the program in a timely manner in response to changes in the translation labour market and to accurately predict future changes.
  • To establish a close link between studies and actual translation practices.
  • To encourage acquisition of in-depth knowledge which provides an opportunity to independently develop methodology for translation and to carry out translation orders in new fields as well as continue studies to achieve higher qualifications.

Career Outcomes

Interpreters, translators and translation project managers who can manage translation orders of the European Union, national and municipal institutions, enterprises in Latvia and Europe, including in translation services companies and international organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Written Translation
  • Conference Interpreting (simultaneous and consecutive interpreting)
  • Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
  • Learning Language Technologies
  • Foreign languages: English, German, Russian, French, and Spanish

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Documents of Secondary or Higher education.  Original documents in English, German, French or Russian may be submitted. All other languages must be translated into English. Translations need to be notary attested and certified.
  • The average grade should be at least 60%.
  • The grade in core subjects (Mathematics and/ or English) should be above minimum passing grade.    
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport (including a note “Submitted for use by Ventspils University of Applied Sciences”, date and time)
  • One photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1700 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ventspils

  • 250 - 370 LVL/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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