MA Conference Interpreting


·         A good first degree, at least Second Class Lower Division (in any subject) or its equivalent.

·         In addition, applicants will take a written aptitude test, and will be interviewed.

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 M.A. in Conference Interpreting. The programme runs a double intake for January 2018 (2017/18 Academic Year) and August 2018 (2018/19 Academic Year) 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 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.


The Competitive Entrance Examination & Interview will take place between 4th and 7th December 2017, (for Jan. 2018 Admission) and in May 2018 (for August Admission) 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 a week after the examination.



For further information please contact the Programme Coordinator on the following lines:

+233 244 732 600 or by email: ryennah@ug.edu.gh copy to e.kouaovi@aiic.net

You may also visit the Website of the French Department: www.ug.edu.gh/french





University of Ghana application e-vouchers can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the

following documents online (Scan and Attach):

i.                   Bachelor’s Degree Certificate

ii.                  Transcript

The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Applicants who graduated from this university should scan and attach only their Bachelor’s degree certificates to their applications.

All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.



This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

1.      http://sgs.ug.edu.gh

2.      http://admission.ug.edu.gh

All applicants are expected to pay to the University, a non-refundable application processing fee of  US$110.00.

All foreign students should make their payments as follows:

·         Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana

·         Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana

           Account No.:        0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

                 The third payment option is-

·         The Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard. The link is https://www.ug.edu.gh/ugpay


The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.


Note that no application will be processed without proof- of - payment of the fee.




Cost of E-voucher

Ghanaians                                                                                          GH¢200.00

International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad         US$ 110.00


All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The School Administrator

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana



E-Mail: sgsadmissions@ug.edu.gh 




Ghanaian Applicants                                                               GH¢9,541.00

Applicants from ECOWAS                                                        US$ 4,798.00

Other African Nationals                                                           US$ 6,035.00

Non-African Nationals                                                             US$ 7,891.00


Direct your enquiries to:         ryennah@ug.edu.gh