Admission to the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting (MACI)

You can submit your application at any time during the year. Applications are processed in the order received. Each complete application packet is reviewed individually with both academic performance and professional work experience taken into consideration.

The academic year normally begins in late September and academic terms run for 12 weeks.

Admission Procedures

Your application package must include the following:

  • MACI Application Form: Please print the application form, complete it and e-mail it to the admissions office. Be sure to complete the essay outlining your values, aims and ambitions for the future.
  • Official Transcripts: Ask your college/university to mail your official transcript directly to Hellenic American University or submit it with your application in a sealed envelope.
  • Recommendation letters from two individuals who can provide information about your academic and professional abilities, and attest to your capacity for graduate study. Each referee should complete a recommendation form, seal it in an envelope, and sign his or her name across the envelope seal.
  • A current résumé.
  • Proof of Language Proficiency: The language of instruction in the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting program is English and you must provide evidence of English language proficiency if English is not your native language. You must also provide evidence of proficiency in a second language. If you are a Greek citizen, proficiency in Greek will meet this requirement for a second language. Otherwise, you will need to provide evidence of Greek or other second foreign language proficiency.
  • A copy of your passport or I.D. card and two passport size photographs.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $ 70.

Entrance Exams: Participation in the MACI Program depends on success in the written and oral entrance examinations which take place in September. The exams include the translation of a short text from two foreign languages into Greek, and an oral examination conducted by interpreters and interpreting instructors.

Interview: As every application is reviewed individually, it is important that we meet you in person. If this is not feasible, we will schedule a telephone interview. The interview will be conducted by a faculty member from the Department and will discuss your academic and professional capabilities and potential.

Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Acceptable forms of evidence include:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum iBT total score of 90
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a minimum score of 850
  • Michigan English Language Assessment (MELAB) with a minimum score of 81
  • University of Michigan or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5
  • Other evidence of proficiency will be reviewed individually
Evidence of Greek or other Second Language proficiency
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in which Greek or another second language is the language of instruction.
  • Equivalent certificate of proficiency for the Greek language (for non-Greek citizens).
  • Equivalent certificate of proficiency for a second foreign language.
  • Other evidence of proficiency (will be reviewed individually).

All application material should be either the original documents or notarized copies. Documents which are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All applications and support materials are retained by Hellenic American University. Once submitted; no materials will be returned to the applicant.

Non-discrimination policy

Hellenic American University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

The University reserves the right to make inquiries concerning the accuracy of the information provided in the candidate’s application. Decisions on admission are made in good faith on the basis of information provided by the applicant and his/her referees. If the university later discovers that false statements have been made or material information withheld or omitted, it reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission or to terminate registration.

The Hellenic American University Student Records Policy protects the privacy of student academic records. This policy is consistent with United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232G; 34 CFR Part 99).