South African Translators Institute Bursary

Two bursaries are offered by the South African Translators’ Institute (hereafter referred as SATI) for South African students who wish to pursue their tertiary studies in Language Practice, Translation or Interpreting Studies. If any of those is your area of expertise or passion, then the South African Translators’ Institute Bursary 2019 may be just the incredible opportunity you’ve been looking for!


Founded in 1956, SATI is a professional association for all language practice professionals (including translators; interpreters; editors; proofreaders; terminologists; copywriters; text reviewers and other involved in the language practice industry) in South Africa. It aims to establish a multilingual culture in South Africa as well as develope translation and interpreting in all 11 languages in South Africa, which includes Afrikaans; English; IsiXhosa; IsiZulu; IsiNdebele; Tshivenda; Xitsonga; Sesotho; Setswana; Sepedi and SiSwati.

This year, SATI is offering two bursaries to deserving students pursuing their second, third, or fourth year of studies in Interpreting Studies, Translation or Language Practice. Bursaries will be granted to the value of R 20,000 each, with qualified candidates to fund the remainder of their study fees.

Entry criteria:

Before submitting your application for the South African Translators’ Institute Bursary 2019, make sure you are fully eligible for this call by meeting all these requirements below:

  • Can work in combinations of the South African official languages
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Studying towards a undergraduate qualification within the translation, interpreting, language field (2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year of study)
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for for all language practice subjects in 2018
  • Enrolled in a tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Proven financial need
  • Good academic record and a high chance of succeeding in your studies
  • Possess access to additional funding to subsidise the rest of the tuition cost for the year (proof will be needed)
  • Likely to make a positive contribution to the profession once graduated
  • Not a current recipient of bursary awards/ funding to cover the expenses to be covered by the SATI award
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Application method

If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements stated above, then you can request a copy of the application form via email at [email protected]

Then, you must submit clear copies of the following supporting materials along with your application form.

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (certified copy)
  • Confirmation of registration at university for the current year of study
  • Academic qualifications (if applicable) (certified copy)
  • Proof of access to funds to cover other expenses NOT covered by the SATI bursary
  • Affidavit confirming that you are not in possession of any other bursary awards/ funding that will cover the expenses that the SATI bursary would (only if successfully selected)
  • Details of other awards/ funding received or expect to receive

Apply before February 20, 2019 so as to make sure your application will be taken into consideration.

Should you need further information regarding the South African Translators’ Institute Bursary 2019, please forward your questions via:

Tel: 051 522 2168
Email: [email protected]