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Home Info for universities, colleges & schools About UKCISA Membership Membership types and fees

Who can be a member and membership fees

Further Education (FE) Institutions, Language Colleges and Independent Schools

Membership is available to all publicly funded and private further education colleges, language colleges and independent schools. Usually, members will be listed on the Home Office Tier 4 sponsors' register.

*From January 2018 the new FE fee for this will be a flat fee (£740 + £49.36 VAT = £789.36).  We are discontinuing the banding system for this category.

     FE colleges, language schools and independent schools**
     FTE* student numbers
     net  VAT  total fee 2017
       A <50
     £529  £35.28  £564.28
       B. 50 - 149  £661  £44.09  £705.09
       C. 150 - 299  £886  £59.10  £945.10
       D. 300 -  499  £1,123  £74.90  £1,97.90
       E. 500 - 799  £1,481
     £98.78
     £1,579.78
       F. > 799  £2,074  £138.34  £2,212.34
    * full-time equivalent (FTE) international (ie non-UK domiciled) students, including EU students.
    ** institutions offering a number of short courses can calculate the FTE based on 36 student weeks per FTE.

    ➞ Apply for FE membership


    Higher Education (HE) Institutions

    Membership is available to all publicly funded and private higher education institutions.  Usually members will be listed on the Home Office Tier 4 sponsors' register.

     HE institutions
     FTE* student numbers
     net  VAT  total fee
       A <551
     £1,254  £83.64  £1,337.64
       B. 551 - 1,800  £2,674  £178.36  £2,852.36
       C. 1,801 - 4,250
     £3,649  £243.39  £3,892.39
       D. 4,251 - 6,900
     £4,959  £330.77  £5,289.77
       E. >6,900
     £7,187
     £479.37
     £7,666.37
    * full-time equivalent (FTE) international (ie non-UK domiciled) students, including EU students.

    ➞ Apply for HE membership


    Students' Unions

    Our membership package for students' unions offers two options:

    • A:  For unions who offer advice - Advice and Internationalisation membership including Members' Advice Line and complimentary copy of the Manual.
    • B:  For unions who don't need our advice services - NEW FROM 2015! FREE package - Internationalisation only membership (discounted training, access to members' pages on website, join members discussion forum, receive updates on international student issues...)

    For full details of the difference between these packages, see our  students unions fees  students' union brochure.

     Students' Unions
     Membership option
     net  VAT  total fee
       A: Advice and Internationalisation
     £327  £21.81  £348.81
       B: Internationalisation only
     Free  

    ➞ Apply for SU membership


    Other bodies

    This membership is for bodies which are neither educational institutions nor students unions, including professional, voluntary and corporate organisations. 

    For organisations seeking an unusually high level of access to UKCISA services, the level of fee will be negotiated on a one-off basis

    Voluntary sector advice centres with fewer than 6 employees may take advantage of a non-membership subscription arrangement.

     Other bodies
     type
     net  VAT  total fee
     
     Commercial
     £1,059  £70.64  £1,129.64
     
     Non commercial
     £392  £26.15  £418.15
     
     Voluntary sector advice centres (with fewer than 6 employees)  £276  £18.41  £294.41

    ➞ Apply for Other bodies membership


    Individuals

    Exceptionally, individual membership may be open to those with an established track record in international education who are not currently employed by an organisation eligible for UKCISA membership, as long as they are not providing advice or counselling to students, whether for a fee or not.

    To be accepted as an individual member, you must provide satisfactory references from two educational institutions which are current UKCISA members.

       net  VAT  total fee
     Individuals  £141  £9.40  £150.40

    ➞ Apply for individual membership


    Agents

    Agents and individuals providing counselling or advice to students are not eligible for membership of UKCISA but can apply to be subscribers.  Subscribers receive UKCISA news updates and have access to UKCISA publications and training at discounted rates. You will not have access to the Members' forum or participate in UKCISA elections.

    To be accepted as a subscriber, you must provide satisfactory references from two educational institutions which are current UKCISA members and demonstrate that you comply with any relevant legislation, eg the framework set out by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner for those providing immigration advice. You will normally only be accepted as a subscriber if you are UK based.

       net  VAT  total fee
     Agent subscribers  £375  £25.01  £400.01

    ➞ Apply for Agent subscription


    AASAP members

    Full and associate members of the Association of American Study Abroad Providers are eligible for a specially negotiated fee.

       net  VAT  total fee
     AASAP members  £276  £18.41  £294.41

    ➞ Apply for AASAP membership

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