Admission requirements for ISIT’s undergraduate programs

Management, communication, translation, lawyer-linguist, international relations.
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Prerequisites

  • 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.

For more information, contact Christel Reille: c.reille@isit-paris.fr

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First-year admission

Prerequisite: 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).

Cooperation agreement: For students from schools and highschools that signed a cooperation agreement with ISIT: admission based only on application file.
Read more about the admission on application file here.

Important: Because of the large number of candidates who come to ISIT from around the world, first-year applicants do not complete their application on the usual Admission Post-Bac (APB) website created for French students.

Lawyer-linguist studies

ISIT has partnerships with the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud and the Université Paris 2 Panthéon – Assas.

Partnership ISIT/ Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II: specific admission conditions for the 1st year.
> Be admitted to the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II
> Apply through the online application before the deadline
> Be admitted to ISIT and pay the annual tuition fees.

If you do not hold a law degree, you can still enroll in ISIT’s Lawyer-Linguist program, on the condition that you also enroll in the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud through the APB website, with Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud as your first choice. Students accepted to ISIT are automatically accepted at the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud per an agreement between the two schools.

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To apply as a 2nd- or 3rd-year student

  • 2nd year: have completed your first year of university studies (L1) or currently be in your first year of Classes Préparatoires
  • 3rd year: have completed your second year of university studies (L2) or currently be in your second year of Classes Préparatoires

For students from schools and highschools that signed a cooperation agreement with ISIT: admission based only on application file. Read more about the admission on application file here.

For more information about degree equivalency, contact Christel Reille.

Lawyer-linguist studies

Prerequisite: Be enrolled in a law degree program or have completed the equivalent of the first year/second year/thrid year of a Master of Laws.

Partnership ISIT/ Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II: specific admission conditions for the 2nd year.
> Have already been a 1st-year law student at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II
> Be admitted in 2nd-year of law studies to the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II
> Apply through the online application before the deadline
> Be admitted to ISIT and pay the annual tuition fees.

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Important:
Acceptance into ISIT is not final until you have received your high school or baccalaureate degree (for students in their senior year), or other degrees for dual admissions.

Admissions calendar

Application forms online at www.isitinternational.com: November 2016

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams
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 (not refundable): €180 by online payment.

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Entrance exams

Candidates are evaluated based on their mastery of written expression in multiple languages, analytical skills and general knowledge.

Admission in first/second/third year

Admissions are based on the completion of topic-based exercises in each of the candidate’s working languages. Exercises will contain different types of support documents (texts, photos, images, drawings, figures, graphs etc) as well as the viewing of a short video in English (or French if the candidate’s mother tongue is English):

  • Exercise 1 – 2 hours: Summary writing in English based on a given topic and support documents (or in French if the candidate’s mother tongue is English) + 3 questions to respond to in the candidate’s other working language.
  • Exercise 2 – 2 hours: Translation from the candidate’s two working languages into their mother tongue.
  • Lunch break – 2 hours: Activities proposed by the student associations of ISIT.
  • Exercise 3 – 2 hours: Writing exercise in the candidate’s mother tongue in which the candidate expresses a personal opinion, based on one of the topics previously covered.

Example: I am a candidate for admission to ISIT and my language combination is English mother tongue plus French and Spanish as working languages.
  The first exercise will involve analysing support documents in French and Spanish based on specific topics. Then, respectively, I will be required to write a summary in French and respond to three questions in Spanish.        
  Exercise 2 will then involve translating texts from French and Spanish into my mother tongue, English.
   Finally, after the lunch break, I will be required to write a text in my mother tongue (English) expressing a personal view and based on one of the topics presented in the previous exercises.

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Prepare for entrance exams

 References

See recommended reading for 1st-cycle admission

Past exams

– Prepare the translation part thanks to our past exams available on Slideshare.
– Here are example exams created to help candidates prepare for the 2016 new exams (one common subject for all 3 years):

  German English Arabic Chinese Spanish French Italian
2015 ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf
2016 ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf ico-pdf1MCT
ico-pdf2&3MCT
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