Becoming a member:
Membership and subscription fees
- Membership categories
- Non-member subscriber categories
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, provided that they are on the UK Border Agency's Tier 4 sponsors' register and can comply with the UKCISA Code of Practice for Members.
Annual membership fees for FE colleges for 2013 based on number of full-time equivalent international (ie non-UK domiciled) student:
- < 50: £465
- 50-149: £580
- 150-299: £779
- 300-499: £988
- 500-799: £1302
- > 799: £1825
Annual membership fees for language colleges for 2013 are based on the bands above and can calculate the FTE based on 36 student weeks per FTE.
The annual membership fee for independent schools for 2013 is £242.
Higher Education (HE) Institutions
Membership is available to all publicly funded and private higher education institutions, provided that they are on the UK Border Agency's Tier 4 sponsors' register and can comply with the UKCISA Code of Practice for Members. Annual membership fees for 2013 are £718 plus £1.66 per full-time equivalent international (ie non-UK domiciled) student for each to 1,000, then £0.40 for each above 1,000.
Our new membership package for students' unions offers two options:
A: Advice and Internationalisation - £353*
B: Internationalisation only - £100*
For full details of the difference between these packages, see our brochure.
Students' unions are treated as separate from their associated college or university for UKCISA membership purposes.
The cost of membership for bodies which are neither educational institutions nor students unions, including professional, voluntary and corporate organisations is £329 for 2013. The level of fee will be negotiated on a one-off basis for organisations seeking an unusually high level of access to UKCISA services.
Voluntary sector advice centres with fewer than 6 employees may take advantage of a non-membership subscription arrangement costing £242.
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. The fee for individual membership is currently £123.
Agents and individuals providing counselling or advice to students are not eligible for membership of UKCISA but can apply to be subscribers at a cost of £329 per year. Subscribers receive UKCISA news updates and have access to UKCISA publications and training at discounted rates. You will not be eligible to join the members’ discussion list 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.
Members of the Association of American Study Abroad Providers are eligible for a specially negotiated fee of £242 per year.