To become a member of the EMT network, programmes have to pass a strict selection procedure following a call for applications which is organised every 5 years. The next selection round will be launched end of 2018.


You can apply for membership if your programme:

  • is already in place in (and authorised by) an EU country
  • is an authorised programme run by a university in certain non-EU countries (prospective new member countries, countries taking part in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) or the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and Russia).

Selection criteria

Programmes have to meet a number of additional criteria relevant for quality translator training according to the EMT standards:

  • structure of the programme — objectives, credits and expected learning outcomes of the courses given
  • coverage of EMT competences
  • human resources — number of teaching staff and their qualifications
  • infrastructure assigned to the programme, e.g. premises, IT equipment, CAT-tools
  • career support and monitoring — including career guidance for students, internships, tracking of careers after graduation and employment statistics

Additional assets

  • cooperation with higher education institutions at an international level or participation in national networks
  • effective quality assurance system
  • research activities

More detailed information about the selection procedure and the functioning of the network can be found in the rules of procedure.