Bachelor of Arts - Translation and Interpretation

4 years
6,500 USD/year
Sep 2023
Aug 2023
Izmir / Turkey
Yasar University

Program description

Students in the Department of Translation and Interpretation learn the professional skills needed to be successful in the field, including written and oral translation work, effective participation in national and international meetings, and the ability to translate scientific and literary documentation.

Graduates of this curriculum are given the title "Translator and Interpreter". This allows them to work in foreign trade institutions, a variety of state departments, publishing companies, translation agencies, legal offices, public notaries, foreign exchange offices in the banking sector, as well as the European Union, Foreign Affairs, National Education, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, and Foreign Affairs Ministries, as well as Foreign Mission offices. Other job opportunities include teaching English at the primary or secondary levels, as well as at university preparatory schools.

Program structure

1 semester

  • Translation-oriented text analysis 
  • Information technologies for translators
  • Turkish 1
  • Research culture 

2 semester

  • Translation technologies 
  • Introduction to translation
  • Turkish 2
  • Project culture 

3 semester

  • Oral sight interpreting 
  • Cultural literacy 1
  • Atatürk's principles and history of revolution 1
  • Ethic culture 

4 semester

  • Cultural literacy 2
  • Note-taking skills
  • Atatürk's principles and history of revolution 2
  • Social responsibility 

5 semester

  • Consecutive interpreting 1
  • Translation theories 

6 semester

  • Consecutive interpreting 2

7 semester

  • Translation criticism 

8 semester

  • Translation project 


Tuition fee: 6,500 USD/year

Application fee: 50 USD one-time

Requirements for applicants

  • High school/secondary education (or higher)
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English/Turkish.
  • Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
  • You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
  • Quota for the department is 2 ppl and is applicable for all the applications around the world

Language requirements:

  • TOEFL IBT 78
  • CAE Grade B or above
  • Yasar University FLAT exam 65%

Other requirements:

  • At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
  • A motivation letter must be added to your application.

About the university

Selçuk Yaşar Sports and Education Foundation launched Yaşar University in Izmir in 2001 to promote culture, art, and design and provide education, research, and services to the local and worldwide society.

Yaşar University offers 2 graduate schools, 9 faculties, 1 school of applied science, 2 vocational schools, and a school of foreign languages to create the difference pupils require and grow persons with academic and professional knowledge, social responsibility, and arts awareness. Yaşar University offers 10 doctorate, 23 master, 32 undergraduate, and 13 associate degree programmes.

Yaşar University was recognised by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) for the first time in 2011 and again for 10 years in 2016. It continues to deliver high-quality English language instruction to students learning English as a second language. Students can also take international-standard German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Greek language classes.

The European Commission has awarded Yaşar University the Erasmus Success Story twice in a decade for its collaboration and exchange agreements with over 600 universities from 65 countries. 258 students from 58 countries attend Yaşar University.

Yaşar University has 9484 students, 414 academic staff, and 323 administrative employees, and it focuses on providing high-quality education to students who want to maximise their university experience.

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