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 2018

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams/
Pre-admission exams
(Conference Interpreting)
Winter 14th January 2019 15th February 2019 26th January 2019
Spring 1 13th March 2019 5th April 2019 23rd March 2019
Spring  2 15th May 2019 7th June 2019 25th May 2019
Summer 1   12th July 2019  
Summer 2 19th August 2019 30th August 2019 22nd August 2019

*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 two exam centers in France: Paris or Toulouse 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

Programs information contact: Christel Reille –

Admissions contact:

Download the 2019 Admissions information brochure

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Entrance exams for admission in fourth year

Details about admission on our website for candidates.


  • 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.   

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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
  2016 2017
German > French ico-pdf ico-pdf
English > French ico-pdf ico-pdf
Arabic > French   ico-pdf
Spanish > French ico-pdf ico-pdf
Italian > French ico-pdf ico-pdf
English > Italian ico-pdf ico-pdf
French > Italian ico-pdf ico-pdf
 Italian > English   ico-pdf


  • Fourth year Intercultural Management and Intercultural Digital strategy

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

  •  Fourth year International Strategy and Diplomacy

> ico-pdf English
> ico-pdf Spanish

  • Fourth year Lawyer Linguist

ico-pdf English-French
> ico-pdf Italian-French

Download the 2018 Admissions Information

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