Membership

   The Society has at present about 300 Members and 39 Honorary Fellows. Membership categories include Life Members, Ordinary Members, Associate Members, Student Members, Fellows and Honorary Fellows. Apart from the mainstream translation and translation teaching, members come from various fields, including education, creative writing, publishing, public service, business and other professions. ​

     Members are reminded to update their email addresses and other personal details with the Membership Secretary at membership@hkts.org.hk to ensure timely access to Society news and filed information.

     Interested persons are welcome to complete and return the combined "Application Form" and "Consent Form on Use of Personal Data" to our Membership Secretary at membership@hkts.org.hk. Please download the form here.

 

Eligibility for Membership

Ordinary Members

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

  • Have a Bachelor's 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.

Notes

  1.  Associate Members, Corresponding Members, Student Members, and Honorary Fellows shall have all the rights of Ordinary Membership except the right to: (i) vote at General Meetings, and (ii) serve on the Executive Committee.

  2.  The decision to admit any person to any membership category shall be made by the Executive Committee at its sole discretion and such decision shall be final and conclusive.

Membership Fees

Membership Category
Fee

Life Member

HK$5,000.00 (one-off payment)

Ordinary Member

HK$500.00 per year

Corresponding Member

HK$500.00 per year

Associate Member

HK$500.00 per year

Fellow

HK$500.00 per year

Student Member

HK$100.00 per 3 years