How to join INQAAHE?

Annual Membership Fee

The INQAAHE membership fees for 2014 are:

  • Full/Associate Members and Affiliates: EUR 500.00
  • Full/Associate Members and Affiliates from LDC/LIC countries: EUR 250.00

All new members and affiliates first have to pay a review fee of €100 in order to get their application reviewed by the membership committee.

Please note that the fee is always paid for one calendar year (January until December). The following reductions are applicable:

  • Memberships and affiliates applications April-June: 25% reduction on the annual fee
  • Memberships and affiliates applications July-September: 50% reduction on the annual fee
  • Memberships and affiliates applications October-December: 75% reduction on the annual fee

All new members and affiliates first have to pay a review fee of €100 in order to get their application reviewed by the membership committee.

Membership fees can be paid by credit card or bank transfer. For more detailed information about the payment procedure please consult the INQAAHE Membership Conditions here.

Members from LDC/LIC countries are eligible for the reduced fee of EUR 250.00. The LDC/LIC countries are listed by the World Bank as less developed countries or low income countries. At present member countries Maldives and Samoa are listed as LDC. Ethiopia and Kenya are listed as LIC. The complete lists of LDC's can be found here. For a list of LIC's click here.

Please note that the INQAAHE Secretariat will send an invoice to all approved applications from Members and Affiliates. Your INQAAHE Membership or INQAAHE Affiliate Status will only be activated after the INQAAHE Secretariat has received the INQAAHE Membership Fee.

Members receive the Network’s Newsletter and Journal. The Network offers two categories of membership. Individuals also may affiliate to the network. Each category is explained in the tab "Membership categories".

Choose the category most suitable for you or your organisation to start the application:

Quote from the Constitution:

8. The Network offers two categories of membership. Individuals also may affiliate to the network.

8.1 Full Members are organisations responsible for assuring the academic quality of post-secondary institutions or education programmes other than their own, such as:

  • accrediting agencies;
  • evaluation agencies and similar organisations; and
  • those bodies responsible for the external quality assurance of such agencies.

8.2 Associate Members are organisations with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring quality of institutions or education programmes as described in 8.1.

8.3 Persons with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality Assurance in higher education may affiliate to the Network.


DISCLAIMER: Membership of INQAAHE does not convey any independent recognition or status, except when a Full Member is listed as being in alignment with the Guidelines of Good Practice.

Methods of payment

Following application and acceptance, all members will be advised on the method of payment. Membership fees can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.

Please note that the fee is always paid for one calendar year (January until December). The following reductions are applicable:

  • Memberships and affiliates April-June: 25% reduction on the annual fee
  • Memberships and affiliates July-September: 50% reduction on the annual fee
  • Memberships and affiliates October-December: 75% reduction on the annual fee

All new members and affiliates first have to pay a review fee of €100 in order to get their application reviewed by the membership committee.

For more detailed information about the payment procedure please consult the INQAAHE Membership Conditions.

Further Information

Those interested in quality assurance in higher education and related matters can obtain further information about the Network from the Secretary or any of the other board members. While each board member is responsible for particular areas, board members are always pleased to discuss any matter of mutual interest. You can find contact information here.