Membership of IAUP includes the following categories:
IAUP Full Membership
Full membership of IAUP is open to present and former university Presidents, Rectors and Vice-Chancellors and to present and former Chief Officers of universities, whose institutions are recognized by local, national or international authorities, as may be specified in Bylaws to this Charter. The Association may, under specific conditions, offer lifetime membership to university leaders, i.e. full membership on a lifetime basis. Discounted membership fees are offered to all retired presidents and to active members from Lower and Lower-Middle Income Countries.
FULL MEMBERSHIP FOR ACTIVE PRESIDENTS FROM UPPER-MIDDLE OR HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES
Active Presidents, Associate Members and Affiliate Members: $1200 for one year or $2400 for three years
Retired membership: $500 for one year or $1000 for three years
FULL MEMBERSHIP FOR RETIRED PRESIDENTS AND ACTIVE PRESIDENTS FROM LOWER AND LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
Individual membership: $500 for one year $1000 for three years
Retired membership: $400 for one year or $800 for three years
NOTE: Lower and Lower-Middle Income Countries are defined per World Bank as countries with per capita GNI of below $4,085 USD. Higher-Middle and High Income Countries are defined per World Bank as countries with per capital GNI of above $4,085.
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IAUP Lifetime Membership
Lifetime membership is available for a single payment of $3000 to retired or retiring Presidents, Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Chief Officers who have paid ten (10) years consecutive individual membership to the International Association of University Presidents.
IAUP Associate Membership
Associate membership is open to present and former leaders of higher educational institutions, other than universities, who are recommended by local or national university organizations.
IAUP Affiliated Membership
Affiliated Membership is open to inter-university organizations pursuing objectives which are in line with those of the IAUP. Such membership is available to two representatives of the relevant organization, e.g. the Head (Chair, President) and the chief administrative officer (e.g. Secretary-General, Director).
IAUP Honorary Membership
Honorary membership is awarded selectively to distinguished leaders of socio-economic, social and cultural life who support university leaders in achieving their international, worldwide goals.
IAUP Reciprocal membership arrangements with other organizations
The IAUP may enter into arrangements with other appropriate organizations engaged in cognate activities with a view to arranging reciprocal membership.