Membership types and fees

2022 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 UKVI Student sponsors' register, registered with the Office for Students, accredited by an education oversight body, or registered with an organisation that enables your institution to host Short Term Students.

 

   net  VAT  total fee
 FE colleges, language schools and independent schools  £758  £151.60  £909.60
 Membership runs from January to December.  If you join once the year has begun, the fee will be pro-rata.

➞ 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 UKVI Student sponsors' register, registered with the Office for Students, accredited by an education oversight body, or registered with an organisation that enables your institution to host Short Term Students.

 HE institutions  FTE* student numbers  net  VAT  total fee
   A1. 50
 £758  £151.60  £909.60
   A2. 51 - 549  £1,391  £278.20  £1,669.20
   B. 550 - 1,799  £2,965  £593  £3,558
   C. 1,800 - 4,249  £4,046  £809.20  £4,855.20
   D. 4,250 - 6,899  £5,498  £1,099.60  £6,597.60
   E. 6,900 - 9,999  £7,969  £1,593.80  £9,562.80
   F. 10,000
 £10,150  £2,030  £12,180
* full-time equivalent (FTE) international (ie non-UK domiciled) students, including EU students.
 Membership runs from January to December.  If you join once the year has begun, the fee will be pro-rata.

➞ Apply for HE membership


Students' unions

Our membership package for those employed at a students' union offers:

  • Members' Advice Line
  • access to the Manual and members' pages on website
  • discounted training
  • join members' discussion forum
  • receive updates on international student issues

*Please note: Students or prospective students can't apply for membership. You can sign up for the monthly students' newsletter instead, which provides information and news for international students.

   total fee
 Students' Unions  Free

➞ Apply for SU membership


Corporate and education sector organisations

  • This membership is mainly for bodies which are neither educational institutions nor students unions, including professional, voluntary and corporate organisations. 
  • Commercial organisations and companies with up to 10 staff and up to £2m turnover, can apply for the 'commercial micro' rate. You must meet both criteria to be eligible for this rate. Please indicate this on your application form.
  • Agents based in the UK can also apply under this category. You will need to provide 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.
  • Overseas institutions that provide study abroad programmes in the UK may also apply under this category.
  • For organisations seeking an unusually high level of access to UKCISA services, the level of fee will be negotiated on a one-off basis.
Corporate and Education Sector Organisations  type  net  VAT  total fee
   Commercial  £1,929  £385.80  £2,314.80
   Commercial Micro: up to 10 staff and up to £2m turnover (must meet both criteria)  £1,000  £200  £1,200
   Non commercial  £434  £86.80  £520.80
 Membership runs from January to December.  If you join once the year has begun, the fee will be pro-rata.

➞ Apply for corporate and education sector organisations membership


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