Admissions Graduate programs

Management, communication, translation, lawyer-linguist, international relations, intercultural digital design, conference interpreting.
How to apply to ISIT's graduate studies?

Admissions requirements for ISIT’s graduate programs


  • English and a second language chosen from Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian
  • French (all levels)
  • 4th year: have completed your third year of university studies (L3) or have completed one year of a master’s program (M1).
  • Lawyer-Linguist studies: Be enrolled on a law degree program or have completed the equivalent of the first year of a Master of Laws.

How to apply?

  • Fill out the application form, draft a cover letter and resume, and prepare for the written exam.
  • For the 4th-year admissions: written exams and a multilingual interview with a jury.
  • For students from an instiution that signed a cooperation agreement with ISIT, admission is based solely on their application file (without them having to sit ISIT’s entrance exams).
  • For the Conference Interpreting program
    > 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.

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Admissions calendar

Application forms online at November 2017

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams/
Pre-admission exams
(Conference Interpreting)
Winter 15th January 2018 1st February 2018 27th January 2018
Spring 1 12th March 2018 30th March 2018 24th March 2018
Spring  2 15th May 2018 7th June 2018 26th May 2018
Summer 1   12th July 2018  
Summer 2 16th August 2018 23rd August 2018 22nd August 2018

*only for applicants from insitutions 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.
To learn more about sitting the admissions tests abroad, read our frequently asked questions about admissions or contact Tania Gomes (

Programs information contact: Christel Reille –

Admissions contact: Tania Gomes –

Download the 2018 Admissions information brochure

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Entrance exams for admission in fourth year


  • Acceptance into ISIT depends on completion of a high school or baccalaureate degree for students in their final year, and completion of other degrees for parallel admissions.   

Prepare for entrance exams


See recommended reading for graduate admission

Past exams

– Prepare the translation part thanks to our past exams available on Slideshare.

  • Fourth year Intercultural Communication and Translation

> ico-pdf German>French
> ico-pdf English>French
> ico-pdf Spanish>French
ico-pdf Italian>French
ico-pdf English>Italian
ico-pdf French>Italian

  • Fourth year Intercultural Management

ico-pdf French-English-German
> ico-pdf French-English-Chinese
> ico-pdf French-English-Spanish

Download the 2017 Admissions Information

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