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How do I Apply for Membership?

Step 1: Select a Type of Membership and Fill in the Corresponding Application Form

Your completed application must be confirmed and signed by two full members of UNIVERSITAS Austria. Sponsors must be full members. Lecturers from your alma mater or other members you know personally qualify as sponsors for your application.

Step 2: Provide UNIVERSITAS Austria With the Application Form and Necessary Documents

Depending on the type of membership, please enclose the following documents:

  • Student membership: copy of bachelor’s certificate + current enrollment certification
  • Full membership: copy of master’s certificate

You can return the completed form with the necessary supporting documents attached in the following ways:

When submitting an application for student membership, you can also forward the required bachelor’s certificate/enrollment certification at a later time by emailing it to info@universitas.org.

Step 3: Confirmation/Rejection of Your Application

Complete applications will be reviewed at the following board meeting. These meetings take place every 4 to 6 weeks (with a summer break in July and August). This may result in a delay in the processing of your application. Upon acceptance, you will receive a welcome package by mail. Should your application be rejected, you will receive an email stating the reason for the rejection.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via the membership contact form or info@universitas.org.

For Student Members: Membership Upgrade

If you wish to remain a member of the association after completing your master’s degree in Translation Studies, a change of membership from student membership to full membership is required. Please inform us immediately after completing your degree. The steps below will explain what you need to do for a membership upgrade.

Please note: If you begin a further degree in the field of Translation Studies, you also have to apply for a membership upgrade.

Example: You have completed your degree in Translation Studies and want to add/finish a degree in Interpreting Studies. In both cases, you will need to upgrade your membership.

Step 1: Notification of Completion of the Master’s Degree Program and Application for Membership Upgrade

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Fill out the change of membership form (available in the members-only area of the website).
  • If your personal or contact details have changed since your admission as a student member, they will be updated in our database.
  • Submit a copy of your master’s certificate along with the original change of membership form.
  • Send us the documents by email or mail or submit them in person during our office hours.

Step 2: Confirmation of the Membership Upgrade

See “Step 3: Confirmation/Rejection of your Application” under “How do I apply for membership?”

If your application is accepted, you will receive a notification by email.

Cancelling Your Membership

If you wish to cancel your membership, please send a short email to info@universitas.org.

You must give written notice of cancellation no later than three months before the end of the association’s fiscal year (30th of September), which corresponds to the calendar year. If notice is not given in due time, your cancellation will not take effect until the following year.