Who can apply for the METS programme?
METS student candidates must complete a minimum of 240 ECTS and a minimum of 90 ECTS in translation. Therefore, students in 4th year in undergraduate programmes in Translation and Interpreting at USAL as well as students who have already graduated from the same undergraduate programme who want to begin postgraduate study in our Master’s in Translation and Intercultural Mediation can apply.
Can you get an Erasmus scholarship during the METS time abroad?
According to the Erasmus+ guidelines, every student can receive a maximum of 12 months and a minimum of 3 in every study cycle, with 5 months of financial support. The call for applications to participate in the Erasmus Programme for the Master’s Degree in Translation and Intercultural Mediation in the METS convention usually takes place every year in February/ March.
Selection of University modules to be completed abroad:
Each associated centre can offer a set of specialised subjects based on their respective pre-existing Master’s programmes. Each centre can offer 1 or 2 itineraries, in one or both semesters. All of the information about the itineraries proposed by each METS University and the programmes offered can be found on the METS programme website.
- Germany: Universität Leipzig
Contact: Harald Scheel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Austria: Universität Wien
Contact: Alexandra Krause <email@example.com>
- Belgium: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Contact: Wim Coudenys <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Belgium: Université catholique de Louvain
Contact: Philippe Moreau <email@example.com>
- Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ISTI)
Contact: Frédéric Lohest <Frederic.Lohest@ulb.ac.be>
- France: Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction (ISIT)
Contact: Frédéric Gulin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- France: Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Contact: Olivia Dangleterre <email@example.com>
- Italy: Università di Bologna.
Contact: Chiara Elefante <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- United Kingdom : Swansea University
Contact: Andrew Rothwell <email@example.com>
Applications and processes
USAL has 5 places available for their students. This does not mean that this is the guaranteed number in preselection nor in the definitive allocation, usually done in April at the first of the two annual Programme coordinators meetings.
Annual information meetings: The information meeting about the METS programme takes place annually, it is aimed at students in their fourth year of the undergraduate Translation and Interpreting programme, and the invitation is extended to interested students in 3rd year and graduates. The date, place and time of the meeting will be announced in due course.
Application for internal preselection of candidates
All interested students should complete an application available on the Programme website (Pre-inscription dossier). The official form and two cover letters (written in the languages of each of the chosen destinations on the itinerary) will be sent to the USAL METS coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org), the person responsible for the internal preselection of candidates along with the director of the Master’s degree in Translation and Intercultural mediation. The preselection of a candidate does not guarantee their definitive selection by the Committee nor that they are guaranteed their first choice.
The application can also be downloaded here.
Selection criteria: coherent professional motivation behind the chosen itinerary and an excellent level in language B. (assessment of student’s academic record and consultation with the relevant professors)
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES IN THE APPLICATIONS PROCESS (TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR 2024-25)
- Internal Pre-selection application:
- Internal Pre-selection decisions:
- Deadline to complete the required METS documentation:
- METS coordinators meeting:
- Call for Erasmus/ METS applications:
* Please note that although information on this website is available in English, classes are taught in Spanish
** Translated by Maria Ward (Erasmus Assistant, 2021).