South African Translators’ Institute Bursary 2020 – 2021

February 5, 2020

The South African Translators’ Institute, or SATI, is calling on suitably qualified individuals to submit their application to qualify for its upcoming Bursary Programme for the 2020 Academic Year.

Established in 1956, the SATI is the largest guild of South African translators and is composed of academic, professional and amateur translators as well as other language practitioners with the goal of advancing the interests of the translation profession in the country. With South Africa’s 11 official languages, SATI is currently working at establishing a culture of multilingualism and the advancement of the tradition of translation and interpretation in the South African languages.

South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) Bursary Programme

SATI provides bursary support to deserving students who are in financial need.  The bursary is meant for students in their second, third and fourth year of studies. Bursary funding is limited and SATI selects only two of the most deserving applicants.

The bursary support is given once proof of registration at a higher education institution is submitted with half of the amount is made available on the first semester and remaining half on the second semester upon the bursar’s submission of the first semester results indicating a GPA in all language subjects not lower than 65%.

Who should apply?

These minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered eligible to apply for this internship position:

  • Must be in the second, third and fourth year of study in a higher education institution pursuing formal training in translation, language training and interpreting
  • Obtained a GPA not lower than 35%
  • No failing marks in any subject

What is the selection process?

Beneficiaries are chosen with the help of the following criteria:

  • Must be highly likely to create a positive impact on the profession
  • Must have a financial need but must able to pay total fees related to the course study for the year prior to the bursary being awarded
  • Previous SATI awards
  • Languages combinations
  • Professional engagement

How do I apply?

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements and criteria will need to request an application form by sending an email to office@translators.org.za.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for the submission of applications is on 28 February 2020.

Contact Information

For further information about this internship, get in touch with SATI at:

Tel: +27 51 522 2168

or send an email to: office@translators.org.za

Click here to view the job advert for this internship.

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