GERMANY
 
For an updated list of training programs, see: http://www.aticom.de/a-abschluesse.pdf (March 2009).
 
Most of the information given below should be considered historical.
Bamberg
Euro Akademie Bamberg - Fachakademie für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen
Ludwigstraße 25. D-96052 Bamberg. E-Mail: info@euroakademie.de
Established 2006
· Three-year undergraduate programme in translation and interpreting leading to a state exam(Staatlich geprüfter Übersetzer/Dolmetscher) open to students with a final school-leaving certificate.
Specialization: economics.
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish.
(2013; our thanks to Dr. Birgit Eder)
 
Berlin
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Fremdsprachliche Philologien
Unter den Linden, 6. PSF 1297. D-10099 Berlin
Tel: 49.30.2093 21 69. Fax: 49.30.2093 21 56
Established 1887 (through to 1944 for the training of diplomats). Reestablished in 1962.
Students: approx. 2,000
· Nine-semester undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer) or interpreter (Diplom-Dolmetscher).
· A Masters in Translation Studies (Magister für Übersetzungswissenschaft) is planned.
Specialization: law, economics, computer science (planned), technical texts (planned), interpreting.
Languages: German, Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croat, Slovac, Spanish.
(1994)
 

Bonn
Universität Bonn. Seminar für Orientalische Sprachen
Adenauerallee 102. D-53113 Bonn
Tel: 49.228.73 84 15. Fax: 49.228.73 84 15
Established 1983
Students: approx. 500
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer).
Languages: German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish (Indonesian and Persian as second foreign languages).
(1994)
 

Cologne
Fachhochschule Köln. Fachbereich Sprachen
Mainzerstraße 5. D-50678 Köln
Tel: 49.221.8275-0. 49.221.8275-1. Fax: 49.221.315457
Established 1971
Students: approx. 1,500
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer) or interpreter (Diplom-Dolmetscher).
Specialization: economics, law, technical texts, interpreting.
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
(1994)
 

Düsseldorf
Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf. Studiengang Literaturübersetzen
Universitätsstrasse, 1. D-40225 Düsseldorf
Tel: 49.331.86 40 09
Established 1987
Students: 200
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer).
Specialization: literary texts.
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.
(1994)
 

Flensburg
Fachhochschule Flensburg
Kanzleistrasse 91-93. D-24943 Flensburg
Tel: 49.461.80 51. Fax: 49.461.80 53 00
Established 1988
Students: 143
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as technical translator (Diplom-Technikübersetzer).
Specialization: technical texts (mechanics, electronics).
Languages: German, English.
(1994)
 

Germersheim
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim. Fachbereich Angewandte Sprach-und Kulturwissenschaft
An der Hochschule, 2. D-76711 Germersheim
Tel: 49.72.74 50 80. Fax: 49.72.74 508 429
Established 1947
Students: 2,300
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to diploma as translator (Akademisch geprüfte Übersetzer) with one foreign language.
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer) or interpreter (Diplom-Dolmetscher) with two foreign languages.
· Doctoral programme in translation studies (Promotion Translationswissenschaft).
Specialization: medicine, law, technical texts, economics, interpreting.
Languages: German, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German as a second language.
CIUTI member.
(1994)
 

Halle
Martin-Luther-Universität. Halle-Wittenberg. Fachbereich Musik-, Sport- und Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften. Institut für Fremdsprachenvermittlung
Nietlebenerstraße, 10. D-06126 Halle
Tel: 49.345.648 143. Fax: 49.345.64 50 49
Established 1991
Students: 360
· Nine-semester undergraduate major progamme in technical translation (Magisterstudiengang Fachübersetzen Hauptfach).
· Four-semester undergraduate minor progamme in technical translation (Magisterstudiengang Fachübersetzen Nebenfach).
Specialization: natural sciences, humanities, economics, law, medicine.
Languages: German, English, French, Polish, Russian.
(1994)

Hamburg
Universität Hamburg, Zentrum für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser
Binderstr. 34, 20146 Hamburg
· Two-year programme leading to Diplom als BegleitdolmetscherIn (certificate in liaison interpreting?).
· One-year programme, continuing from the above, leading to Diplom als KonferenzdolmetscherIn (certificate in conference interpreting).
(MDR 1998)

 
Heidelberg
Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (IÜD)
Plöck 57a. D-69117 Heidelberg
Tel: 49.6221.54 75 58. Fax: 49.6221-54 75 61
Established 1930
Students 1,351
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to diploma as translator (Akademisch geprüfte Übersetzer) with one foreign language.
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer) or interpreter (Diplom-Dolmetscher) with two foreign languages.
· Doctoral programme in translation studies (Promotion Übersetzungs- und Dolmetschwissenschaft).
Specialization: law, economics, interpreting.
Languages: German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
CIUTI foundation member.
(1994)
 

Hildesheim
Universität Hildesheim. Institut für Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft
Marienburgerplatz, 22. D-31141 Hildesheim
Tel: 49.5121.88 33 01. Fax: 49.5121.836 44. E-mail: uyulgan@fuet.uni.hildesheim.de
Established 1979
Students: approx. 600
· Nine-semester undergraduate programme leading to degree as specialized translator (Diplom-Fachübersetzen).
· A masters programme in international information management (Magisterstudiengang Internationales Informationsmanagement) is planned.
Specialization: technical texts, electronics, mechanics, computer science.
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish.
(1994)
 

Leipzig
Universität Leipzig. Institut für Sprach-und Übersetzungswissenschaft
Augustusplatz, 10-11. D-04109 Leipzig
Tel: 49.341.719 29 52. Fax: 49.341.719 29 38
Established 1956
Students: 450
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to diploma as translator (Akademisch geprüfte Übersetzer) with one foreign language.
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer) or interpreter (Diplom-Dolmetscher) with two foreign languages.
Specialization: law, economics, technical texts, interpreting.
Languages: German, Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. The following languages are taught in other departments: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Polish, Rumanian, Serbo-Croat, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian.
(1994)
 
Magdeburg
Fachhochschule Magdeburg. Fachbereich Fachkommunikation. Department of Technical Communication
Am Krökentor 8. 39104 Magdeburg
Tel: 49.391. 67 16101. Fax: 49.391. 67 16104
Established: 1994/95
· Eight-semester programme, including a one-semester internship and time for the completion of the diploma thesis, leading to "Diplom-Fachübersetzer (FH)" (Bachelor's degree in Technical Translation) or "Diplom-Fachdolmetscher (FH)" (Bachelor's degree in Technical Interpretation).
Specialization in technical translation.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, Russian
(MDR 1998)

Magdeburg
Fachhochschule Magdeburg. Fachbereich Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen. Gebärdensprachdolmetschen.
Am Krökentor 8. 39104 Magdeburg
Tel: 49.391. 67 16101. Fax: 49.391. 67 16104
· Eight-semester programme leading to Diplom-Gebärdensprachdolmetscher/-in (certificate in liaison/community interpreting).
(MDR 1998)
 
Munich
SDI München (Sprachen &  Dolmetscher Institut München)
Baierbrunner Straße 28, 81379 München
Tel: #49- 0)89-28 81 02-0 . Fax: #49-(0)89.28 84 40 Established 1952
Students: approx. 1.200
· Two-year course leading to qualification as a foreign-language secretary (Staatlich geprüfter Fremdsprachenkorrespondent) open to students with a medium-level school-leaving certficate (O-Levels, German Mittlere Reife).
· Three-year undergraduate programme in translation and interpreting (Staatlich geprüfter Übersetzer oder Übersetzer und Dolmetscher) open to students with a final school-leaving certificate.
Option to conclude the programme with a BA degree in translation.
· One-year programme in technical translation (Fachübersetzerprüfung) open to students who have passed the above Staatliche Prüfung.
Specialization: economics, law, sciences, technical texts, interpreting.
Languages: German, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German as a foreign language. Student exchanges with Paris (ISIT), Mons, Brussels (Marie Haps), Milan, Bologna, Florence, Trieste, Barcelona (Bellaterra), Zurich, Moscow, Wolwograder Staatliche Universität, Kiewer staatlichen pädagogischen Hochschule für Fremdsprachen (ask for addresses).
Hochschule für Angewandte Sprachen (University of Applied Languages) . two-year MA course in conference interpreting (languages German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese)
2011 - our thanks to
Prof. Dr. Ursula Gross-Dinter

Saarbrücken
Universität des Saarlandes. Fachrichtung 8.6. Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen
Im Stadwald. D-66041 Saarbrücken
Tel: 49.681.302 2501. Fax: 49.681.302 44 40
Established 1948
Students: 1,200
· Four-year undergraduate programme leading to degree as translator (Diplom-Übersetzer) or interpreter (Diplom-Dolmetscher).
· Doctoral programme in translation studies (Promotion Übersetzungswissenschaft).
Specialization: economics, technical texts, law, interpreting.
Languages: German, French, English, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
CIUTI member.
Momentarily threatened with scaling-down in 1993-94 due to financial shortages within the university.
(1994)
 

Würzburg
Fachakademie für Fremdsprachenberufe
Herzogenstrasse, 8. D-97070 Würzburg
Established 1976
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to a state exam for qualification as a translator (Staatliche Prüfung für Übersetzer) or as a translator-interpreter (Staatliche Prüfung für Übersetzer / Dolmetscher).
Specialization: economics, biology.
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.
(1994)