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EUMASLI is an innovative international master study programme that is intended to contribute to the development of the professional field of interpreting between deaf and hearing people in Europe. It aims to prepare participants for research, development, and management functions in their respective countries.

We are planning to start the new programme in January 2017, pending confirmation from our universities.

Expected dates are as follows:

  • Applications for the new round of EUMASLI will open this summer.
  • Deadline: end of September 2016
  • Selection procedure October 2016.
  • Kick-off and start of the programme in January 2017.

Details are to be announced here soon.

For questions, contact the programme coordinator Svenja Wurm


EUMASLI started out as an EU-Erasmus curriculum project (2006–2009), and was first implemented with 16 participants from 8 countries from 2009 to 2011. Read more about the rationale of the programme, some of its starting points, its module structure and its organisation.

EUMASLI’s strength lies in its international outlook and in its collaborative spirit. Organised and delivered by Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Humak University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), the programme brings together teachers and students from around the world in a joint effort to move the field of sign language interpreting forward. It affords scope for individual development and encourages cooperation across geographical, cultural and conceptual borders.

EUMASLI II will be run by the same international team that developed and delivered the first round of the programme. Over the period of 2.5 years, students travel to participate in block-seminars at all partner universities and engage in online activities and self-study. Since 90 ECTS credits (i.e. the equivalent of 2,700 student working hours) are to be obtained, the work load is considerable.

You find more information on the curriculum and information on the application and fees in respective pages.