Do you have what it takes to be a language professional in a complex world?

ISIT prides itself on the quality and competitiveness of its core programs—Intercultural Management and Communication, Legal Communication and Conference Interpreting. If you’re ready to become an intercultural, multilingual expert, then read on to learn how to apply and prepare for entrance exams.


  • English and a second language chosen from Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian or Spanish
  • French (all levels)
  • If you master another language not listed here, you may take a final-year exam to add it to your degree.
  • First-year admission: You must currently be enrolled in your final year of high school or have earned the equivalent of a high school degree (Bac, all sections).
  • 2nd-year admission: You must have completed your first year of university studies (L1) or currently be in your first year of Classes Préparatoires
  • 3rd-year admission: You must have completed your second year of university studies (L2) or currently be in your second year of Classes Préparatoires
  • 4th-year admission: You must have completed your third year of university studies (L3) or have completed one year of a master’s program (M1).

How to apply?

  • Fill out the application form, draft a cover letter and resume, and prepare for the written exam.
  • For the 1st- , 2nd- and 3rd-year admissions: written exams in different languages.
  • For the 4th-year admission: written exams and a multilingual interview with a jury
  • For students from an establishment that signed a cooperation agreement with ISIT, the admission is based solely on their application file (without them having to take ISIT’s entrance exams).

For the Lawyer-linguist program

For the Conference Interpreting program

  • The admission is only possible as a 4th-year student.
  • Have completed 3rd-year at ISIT or hold a licence, bachelor’s, master’s or other equivalent degree. For more information about degree equivalency, contact Christel Reille, Student admissions Manager.
  • French and English (excellent understanding) mandatory, any other language mastered can be added to the combination.
  • Have a minimum of 12 consecutive months of in-country experience using your B or C languages. Learn about A, B and C working languages.

Are you ready to apply? You’ll need to fill out the application form, draft a cover letter and resume, and prepare for the pre-admission and entrance exams.

For more information about degree equivalency, contact Christel Reille.


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Admissions calendar

Application forms online at November 2016

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams
(MCT & Legal Communication)/
Pre-admission exams (Conference Interpreting)
Winter 16th January 2017  2nd February 2017 28th January 2017
Spring 1 13th March 2017  31st March 2017 25th March 2017
Spring 2 9th May 2017  1st June 2017 20th May 2017
Summer 1 / 12th July 2017 /
Summer 2 16th August 2017  24th August 2017 23rd August 2017

*only for applicants from establishments that signed cooperation agreements with ISIT.

Entrance exam fees (non-refundable)

  • €180 by online payment
  • €250 by online payment for Conference Interpreting


– Candidates may apply to one session per year
Candidates have the option of three exam centers in France: Paris, Toulouse or Besançon EXCEPT for admissions to the Conference Interpreting program, which are only held in Paris.
– Candidates may take exams outside of France with the exception of Conference Interpreting applicants; only the pre-admission exam for this program may be taken outside of France.

Programs information contact: Christel Reille –

Admissions contact : Tania Lima –

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