I. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTERPRETING PROGRAMME
Nature of Programme and Duration
The Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting is a 24-month (or 4-semester) professional interpreter-training programme leading to the award of an M.A. in Conference Interpreting. The new academic year will begin in August 2017 and will be run on FULL-TIME and RESIDENTIAL/ NON-RESIDENTIAL basis.
II. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the above Entry Requirements, candidates should take note of the following Language Requirements:
The active languages offered on the programme are English and French. Candidates may present other working languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic). The applicant shall have:
Language Combination Option I
a. one language A – (First active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition) into which they shall interpret from the language(s) B (and/or C) and
b. one language B (Second active language - Language of High Competence) into which they shall interpret from the language A. Applicants should have spent at least one year in a country in which language B is widely spoken ;
Language Combination option II
c. one language A (Active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition) into which they shall interpret from the languages C and
d. two languages C (Passive Languages – Languages of good level of proficiency) from which they shall interpret into the language A.
Evaluation of Applications:
Candidates who meet the above requirements may submit, in addition to the filled Application Form:
• A detailed CV;
• An application letter stating reasons for applying for the programme (Translation or Conference Interpreting) and indicating their languages
A, B and/or C.
Applications that are lacking one of these will be rejected.
Eligible applicants will be admitted to the Programme subject to passing a competitive written Entrance Examination and an Oral Interview
For candidates with combination A and B, Preference will be given to applicants who meet two of the following criteria:
• have spent a considerable period of time in a country of their language B (several years)
• have daily contact with their language B (bilingual family, constant use at workplace)
• have a degree in their language B
This will be taken into consideration in assessing the acceptability of the application submitted.
III. COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION & INTERVIEW
The Competitive Entrance Examination & Interview will take place mid-May 2017, at the Maison Française, Reginald Amonoo Building, University of Ghana. Candidates will:
(a) sit for a written test;
(b) be interviewed on their general background and general knowledge based on questions drawn up by the selection committee;
(c) be tested on Memory Exercises to assess their proficiency in their working languages and their capacity to analyse, memorize and render information in a coherent way.
It is expected that all applicants will arrange to be in Accra, Ghana within the period stated above.
The results of the Examination and interview will be communicated individually to candidates by email, and posted on the Notice Board of the Maison Française, Reginald Amonoo Building, University of Ghana by 31st May, 2017.
For further information please contact the Programme Coordinator on the following lines:
You may also visit the Website of the French Department: www.ug.edu.gh/french
IV. HOW TO APPLY
1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
On-line application e-vouchers can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher.
Applicants must in addition submit the following documents to the School of Graduate Studies.
i. Two (2) scanned copies of Certificate authenticated by institution awarding degree
ii. Two (2) scanned copies of original Transcript.
iii. Three (3) Referee Reports
iv. “Proof of submission of application” form.
N.B. Kindly write your serial number as it appears on the e-voucher on all the above documents before submitting them. The name of the programme being applied for and your telephone number should also be written on all the documents.
2. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
This category of applicants should visit the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana website at http://sgs.ug.edu.gh to download the Graduate application form. After completion, the form should be sent to the address below with a non-refundable application fee of US$ 110.00 in Travelers’ cheques or International money order. Applicants can also pay directly or wire transfer into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.
Details of the Account are;
Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Account
Account Number: 0161014409780401
Bank details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
The pay-in slip should be attached to the application form before posting it to the address below:
3. All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.
APPLICATION FEES Cost of E-voucher
M.A. Conference Interpreting / Translation GH¢ 200.00
International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad US$ 110.00
The Postal address to which all international students/Ghanaians living abroad should send their completed application:
The Executive Secretary
School of Graduate Studies
University of Ghana Legon.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION.
KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINES AND ADHERE TO THEM STRICTLY
THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE SALE OF E-VOUCHERS BY THE BANKS IS 30th April, 2017.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ON-LINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAMME UNDER THIS ARRANGEMENT IS 30th April, 2017
TUITION AND OTHER FEES FOR 2017-2018 ARE NOT YET OUT BUT THE FEES FOR 2016-17 ARE INDICATED BELOW TO SERVE AS A GUIDE
Applicants from ECOWAS
Other African Nationals