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South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) – Bursaries 2022

Closing Date: 31 March 2022

The SATI bursary will be awarded for undergraduate studies within the Translation, Interpreting and/or other aspects of Language practice.

1 partial bursary will be awarded, to the value of R10 000.

The bursary will be paid in 2 equal installments: 50% will be paid at the start of the year and the remaining 50% will be paid in the 2nd semester, after SATI receives the bursary recipients 1st semester results, showing a minimum average of 65% for all subjects in language practice.

Candidates will be selected based on these main criteria: financial need and academic results to date, as well as previous SATI awards, professional engagement and languages combinations.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying towards a qualification in Translation, Interpreting and/or other aspects of Language practice
  • You must be in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study (1st year students will NOT be funded)
  • You must be enrolled and studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for all subjects in language practice, for the 2021 academic year
  • You must NOT have failed any subjects you registered for in the year that they receive the bursary
  • You must work in combinations of the South African official languages
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding or grant which covers the same expenses as the SATI bursary
  • You must be able to cover the rest of your expenses not covered by the SATI bursary, for the rest of the year

How to Apply

Download  SATI Bursary Application Form 2022 (.docx)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Academic qualifications completed, if applicable (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at tertiary institution for 2022, if available (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of access to funds to cover other expenses NOT covered by the SATI bursary
  • Details of other awards/ funding received or expect to receive
  • Affidavit confirming that you are not in possession of any other bursary awards/ funding that will cover the expenses that the SATI bursary would

Note: If you do not have your 2021 final exam marks available, please state when they will be available. Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of registration at a recognised tertiary institution, for the 2022 academic year, before a payment can be made.

Applications must be submitted via email to: sati2assist@translators.org.za
(Insert the words “SATI Bursary Application 2022” in the email subject line).

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