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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
    >  For the 4th-year admissions, candidates have to take pre-admission exams in English and French and then, they take multilingual admission exams.
    > For the 5th-year admissions, candidates take:

      • an interview in their work languages
      • a 6-minute consecutive interpretating test by work languages
      • a sight translation test

> 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.
> 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 www.isitinternational.com: November 2021

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams/
Pre-admission exams
(Conference Interpreting)**
Winter  30th January 2022 13th February 2022 5th February 2022
Spring 1 13th March 2022 3rd April 2022 19th March 2022
Spring  2 15th May 2022 12th June 2022 21st May 2022
Summer 1 26th June 2022 10th July 2022 30th July 2022
Summer 2 21st August 2022 28th August 2022 25th August 2022
Summer 3  4th September 2022 11th September 2022 8th September 2022

*only for applicants from establishments that signed cooperation agreements with ISIT.
** This year, the pre-admission exams will take place only in Spring 1, Spring 2 and Summer 2 sessions. 


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 one exam center in France: 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 admissions@isit-paris.fr

Programs information contact: Christel Reille – c.reille@isit-paris.fr

Admissions contact: Hadja BARRY – admissions@isit-paris.fr

Read the 2022 Admissions information 

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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
  2017 2018
German ico-pdf ico-pdf
English ico-pdf ico-pdf
Arabic ico-pdf ico-pdf
Chinese ico-pdf  
Spanish ico-pdf ico-pdf
French ico-pdf ico-pdf
Italian ico-pdf ico-pdf


  •  Fourth year Intercultural Digital Strategy
  2017 2018
German ico-pdf ico-pdf
English ico-pdf ico-pdf
Arabic   ico-pdf
Spanish   ico-pdf
French ico-pdf ico-pdf


  •  Fourth year International Strategy and Diplomacy
  2017 2018
German ico-pdf ico-pdf
English ico-pdf ico-pdf
Arabic   ico-pdf
Chinese ico-pdf  
Spanish ico-pdf ico-pdf
French ico-pdf ico-pdf


  • Fourth year Lawyer Linguist
  2017 2018
German to A language   ico-pdf
English to A language ico-pdf ico-pdf
Arabic to A language   ico-pdf
Spanish to A language   ico-pdf
French to A language   ico-pdf
Italian to A language ico-pdf ico-pdf

Download the 2018 Admissions Information

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