Student and Affiliate grade - applying online

Student and Affiliate member benefits

By joining at one of our non-accredited grades you can:

For full details of our benefits please see the membership benefits page.

To apply from Germany please see the Deutschland Group webpage for details

About Student and Affiliate membership

As a Student or Affiliate member you are not professionally accredited. We do not assess your technical competence and you are not expected to adhere to the Code of conduct - but we do expect you to support it and work towards it. You do not need to supply references.
CIfA's official language is English.

You can continue as a Student member for up to one year after your graduation date regardless of your employment status. We will then automatically transfer you to Affiliate member or you can consider upgrading to be an accredited member.

If you wish to re-join CIfA at a non-accredited grade you can do so. If you were previously a Student member and are no longer studying you will need to join at Affiliate grade.

Apply online

We will be launching our new website on 19 March 2018 and you will be able to apply online after this date. In the meantime if you would like to become a Student or Affiliate member of CIfA please complete the relevant application form located at the bottom of this page and return it to admin [at]

  • If you are a Student enrolled on an appropriate course you can join as a Student member
  • If you are not a student, don't meet the criteria for accredited membership yet, but wish to join, complete the Affiliate form

Once we have processed your application we will contact you regarding your subscription fee payment. Once we have received your payment we will send you your membership card and certificate.

Please note at busier times it can take up to 2-3 weeks to process an application and send confirmation to complete your membership. If you haven't heard anything after two weeks please get in touch.

Subscription options

The subscription fees for 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 will be;

  • Student £26 (£62 with Journal)
  • Affiliate £59 (£95 with Journal)

Further information

If you would prefer to pay by cheque or direct debit, please complete the Student or Affiliate application form below and post to Power Steele Building, Wessex Halls, Whiteknights Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 6DE with the fees or direct debit instruction.

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Power Steele Building, Wessex Hall
Whiteknights Road, Earley,
Reading RG6 6DE

0118 966 2841
admin [at]