How to Apply
EUMASLI 2.0 has been postponed to begin in autumn 2012. Application information given below will be updated in 2012. If you are interested in the programme, please contact the coordinator of the programme, Svenja Wurm, S.B.Wurm(at)hw.ac.uk
Application, selection procedure & fees
In order to qualify for EUMASLI 2.0 you need to have (a) a first university degree (or equivalent), (b) at least three years of professional experience as a sign language interpreter, and (c) sufficient competence in English for taking part in a Master programme of this kind. If you meet these criteria and want to apply to take part in the programme, do as follows:
- You may apply directly to HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki/Kuopio (FI). For more information go to www.humak.fi. The deadline for applying at HUMAK is April 15th, 2011.
- If you want to apply to Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (UK), or the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal (DE), send an informal application to the coordinator of the programme, Svenja Wurm (svenja.wurm(at)humak.fi), by April 15th, 2011. Please, explain your motivation briefly and include a CV. We will get in touch with you to clarify the formal application procedure which will take place towards the end of April 2011.
On the basis of your application, there will be a selection procedure. This will involve (a) writing an essay on a question related to sign language interpreting in English (60 min), (b) being interviewed in spoken English (20 min), (c) being interviewed in an appropriate sign language (20 min). In the case of Deaf applicants, (b) and (c) will be merged into one sign language interview. To take part in the selection procedure, you will have to come to the relevant partner university for one day in May 2011. You will be notified about the outcome of the selection procedure by June 2011. If you have applied to Humak University but did not secure a place there, you may still be considered for one of the partner universities.
Though this is a joint European programme, it was not possible to harmonize national conditions as to financing the programme. So, fees depend on where you will be registered:
- Finnish students are lucky, their participation is covered by government funding.
- The German participation in the programme is supported to some degree, though not fully, by the Department of Social Studies and Public Health of the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. Thus, students registered in Magdeburg will have to pay 700 € per semester.
- If students register at Heriot-Watt University, fees are expected to be at least £1,200 per semester.
- In addition to fees, you will have to cover all your travel expenses. We will try to indicate affordable accommodation and find other ways of supporting participating students but cannot promise much at this point.
The preliminary schedule for EUMASLI 2.0 is shown below. Please note that participation in the international blockseminars is compulsory for the successful completion of the programme!
These are the tentative dates for the second round of the EUMASLI programme:
- Until April 2011
- Application for taking part in the programme (see below)
- May 2011
- Selection procedure and interviews at the appropriate university
- June 2011
- Notification of results of selection procedure
- October 2011 (week 40):
- Start of the programme
- October/November 2011 (week 44):
- One-week blockseminar in Germany
- December 2011 (week 49):
- One-week blockseminar in Finland
- January 2012 (week 3):
- One-week blockseminar in Scotland
- February 2012 (week 7):
- conclusion of semester 1
- April/Mai 2012 (week 17/18):
- Two-week blockseminar in Germany (semester 2)
- October 2012 (week 42/43):
- Two-week blockseminar in Scotland (semester 3)
- April 2013 (week 16/17):
- Two-week blockseminar in Finland (semester 4)
- Before spring 2014:
- All the master theses will be finished, a concluding conference will have taken place, degree awards will have been confirmed ...