Applications Are Now Open – new round starts in January 2017

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Humak University of Applied Sciences personnel discussing on sign language interpretation and linguistic accessibility strategy in Humak.

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 by bringing together sign language interpreters from across the world. It aims to prepare participants for research, development, and management functions in their respective countries.

Applications are now open for the new round of the programme to start in January 2017.

  • Deadline for applications: 30 September 2016
  • Online selection procedure: 3 & 4 November 2016

For details see ApplicationFor 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. 21 participants from 10 countries came together for the second round of the programme from 2013 to 2015. Read more about the rationale of the programme, some of its starting points, its module structure and its organisation: Programme.

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 3 will be run by the same international partners that developed and delivered the first two rounds 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.

Important dates

Please note: If you take part in EUMASLI II, you must make the following dates available. In particular, taking part in the blockseminars is a compulsory part of the study programme.

  • Deadline for applications: 30 September 2016
  • Invitations to interviews sent out: 20 October 2016
  • Online selection procedure: 3-4 November 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2016

Semester I

Kick-off event (online): 20 January 2017
Blockseminar I (Edinburgh): tbc (13-17 February 2017 or 20-24 February 2017)
Blockseminar II (Magdeburg): 20-24 March 2017
Blockseminar III (Helsinki): 15-19 May 2017

Semester II

Blockseminar (Magdeburg): 11-22 September 2017

Semester III

Blockseminar (Edinburgh): 19 February – 2 March 2018

Semester IV

Blockseminar (Finland): 27 August – 7 September 2018 (dates subject to change)
Concluding event (place to be confirmed): 22-23 November 2018

Semester V

Registration for MA dissertation: 18 January 2019
Deadline for MA dissertation: 14 June 2019
Colloquium (place and date tbc): September 2019
Graduation ceremony at Heriot-Watt University: November 2019

(Please note that some of these dates may be subject to change.)