MA in Multilingual Communication Technology (MATIM)

Applying for the MA in Multilingual Communication Technology

To study at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and be admitted to the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), you must:

  • Fulfill UNIGE's requirements to enroll in an MA programme.
  • Fulfill the FTI's admission conditions

What are the admission conditions?

Admission will be based on your application file. You must meet the following requirements:


You must hold a:

  • BA in multilingual communication from the FTI
  • BA in multilingual communication or translation from another university
  • BA in communication
  • BA in linguistics
  • BA in computer science
  • BA in humanities
  • Another university diploma that is deemed to be equivalent

Previous courses:

You are required to have passed at least  one course in language engineering, translation technology or information and communications technology during your previous studies.

Language skills:

You must have at least a C1 level in English under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and a B2 level in French.

Unlike the MA programmes in translation and conference interpreting, you don’t have to choose a language combination since you will not be required to take any translation classes.

Your application file

Your file will be reviewed by a committee in our Faculty. You will be informed of their decision no later than 17 June 2023.

Please also have a look at the general description page for this programme.

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How do I apply to the FTI


  • How do i register at the FTI?
    Apply for admission based on application:

    • applicants who are required to apply for a visa must submit their application from 1 September 2022 to 28 February 2023;

    • applicants who are not required to apply for a visa, must submit their application from 1 September 2022 to 30 Avril 2023.


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What is the SWITCH edu-ID?

Create an account using your private email address:

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You already have a SWITCH edu-ID login

Log in to and check to make sure that your profile contains a private email address (please do not use your university email).
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Prepare all the documents required to register

See list of documents to prepare and scan to register



Register on the FTI's online platform

- Use your « SWITCH edu-ID » account (see 1st step) to connect to the FTI's online registration platform.

- Select Private Person or Compte personnel (French version) if your identity is linked to at least one institution.

- After taking note of these messages, you can begin registering at the FTI:



The FTI will send you confirmation of your registration by email

Check your private email regularly (including your spam folder), as the university will be using this address to send you information.


  • How do I enroll at UNIGE?
    Apply for enrolment online, then send your application along with all the necessary documents by mail to the Admissions Office:

    • applicants with nationalities that are required to apply for a visa for a stay of more than 90 days in Switzerland (irrespective of your current place of residence, unless you hold a Swiss residence permit that is valid past 30 April) must submit their enrollment application from 15 January 2023 to 28 February 2023;

    • applicants who are not required to apply for a visa must submit their enrollment application from 15 January 2023 to 30 April 2023.

Please ensure that you send off your enrollment application even if you have not yet received your results for the FTI's entrance exam!

If you are already enrolled and studying at UNIGE, make a request to change faculties or apply to register in a second faculty by the given deadline.

If you have already been unenrolled, or will be unenrolled before the beginning of your first semester at the FTI, please request to be reenrolled before the deadline.

Being enrolled at the University means that the University has given a student permission to register in a faculty and take the courses, seminars and workshops necessary to obtain a university degree. You cannot study at the FTI without being enrolled.

The tuition fee is CHF 500 per semester of study for both Swiss and foreign students. There is also a fee of CHF 65 for your UNIGE enrollment application.

Please note that

you may only be admitted to the FTI if:

* the FTI accepts your application file


* the University accepts your enrollment application

Applicants must therefore go through two different application processes. If you do not follow this procedure, you will not be able to study at UNIGE.

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Student Secretariat

Admissions and enrolment

Marie-Laure CUDET
Campus building: Uni Mail
Office: 6256
Telephone: +41 (0)22 37 98708
email: Marie-Laure.Cudet(at)

Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 - 12:00 am / 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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