Eligibility for Membership
Ordinary Members

Any local resident satisfying any of the following requirements and duty seconded by a voting Member may be admitted by the Committee to Ordinary Membership on payment of Membership Fee and annual subscriptions thereafter:

  • Have a Bachelor Degree from a recognized tertiary institution, or
  • Have passed the Society's Advanced Diploma Examination, or
  • Have at least 7 years of practical translation/interpretation experience or related teaching experience.
   
Life Members An Ordinary Member may be admitted by the Committee to Life Membership on payment of a Life Membership Fee which Shall henceforth exempt the member from payment of annual subscriptions.  A Life Member shall have all the rights of Ordinary Membership.
   
Associate Members

Any Local resident satisfying any of the following requirements may be admitted by the Committee to Associate Membership on payment of Membership Fee and annual subscriptions thereafter:

  • Have a qualification in translation from a recognized tertiary institution, or
  • Have passed the Society's Diploma Examination, or
  • Have qualified as Member of the Institute of Linguists, United Kingdom.
   
Corresponding Members

The following persons may be admitted by the Committee to Corresponding Membership on payment of Membership Fee and annual subscriptions thereafter:

  • Any Ordinary or Associate Member leaving Hong Kong and wishes to retain Membership of the Society, or
  • Any non-local resident with practical experience in translation or translation teaching duly proposed by a voting Member and seconded by another voting Member.
   
Student Members Any student registered on a full-time translation programme offered by a recognized tertiary or post-secondary institution and subscribes to the objects of the Society may be admitted by the Committee to Student Membership on payment of Membership Fee and annual subscriptions theafter.  Student Membership status will not be sustained after graduation or leaving the tertiary or post-secondary institution.
   
Fellows The Committee may from time to time elect Ordinary or Life Members of at least 5 years of standing and with outstanding contributions to the Society to be Fellows of the Society.
   
Honorary Fellows The Committee may from time to time elect persons with distinguished contributions to the field of the translation or translation teaching to be Honorary Fellows of the Society.  
 
Membership fees for the various categories are as follows:
 
Items Fees
Life Member (one-off payment)
HK$5,000.00
Ordinary Member
HK$500.00
per year
Corresponding Member
HK$500.00
per year
Associate Member
HK$500.00
per year
Student Member
HK$300.00
per year
 
Interested persons are welcome to complete the application form and contact member@hkts.org.hk
 
Download the application form: Microsoft Word format/PDF format