Membership Fees 2018-2019

CIS is a not-for-profit membership organisation of schools and higher education institutions. Membership is granted to schools, colleges and universities, organizations and individuals that meet membership requirements for their category and agree to uphold the corresponding CIS Code of Ethics. 

CIS membership fees are paid annually. CIS services require additional fees.

Fees reflect a 4% increase over last year, as approved by the Board of Trustees to fund strategic and operational objectives. 

School Membership Fees

School membership fees are based on the school's current student enrolment and are assessed annually. Fees are invoiced in Euro and can be paid via credit card or bank-transfer.

Student Enrolment Fees in Euros
0 - 250 €1,170
251 - 500 €1,870
501 - 750 €2,575
751 - 1000 €3,275
1001 - 1500 €3,980
1501 - 2000 €4,210
2001 - 2500
2501 - 4000 €5,095
4001 and up €5,875

Service Fees
  • School membership application fee: €1,610 (one-time fee, per application)
  • School membership visit fee: €2,600 + costs* (duration is generally two days, unless multiple campuses are visited)
  • Accreditation fees (see below)
  • Career & Recruitment Services; Leadership Search: fees vary according to school needs

* The term 'costs' includes travel, travel insurance, accommodation, visas, meals, etc. for all visitors.

Invoices will be raised and collected in € EUR only.

For enquiries regarding payment, please contact:

For enquiries regarding school membership, please contact:

Accreditation Fees

This schedule is applicable to schools participating in the CIS International Accreditation process.

CIS Accreditation is available only to CIS school members. Accreditation is not available to higher education institutions.

Registration Fee

Due at the time of formal request to enter the process.

Annual Accreditation Fee


Preliminary or Preparatory Visit Fee including Self-Study Workshop***

€4,630* + costs**

Team Evaluation Fee

€6,085* + costs**

* Excluding VAT

** The term 'costs' includes travel, travel insurance, accommodation, visas, meals, etc. for all evaluators. 

*** A Preliminary Visit occurs when a school is seeking initial accreditation, and includes a full-day workshop. A Preparatory Visit occurs when a school initiates the process of re-accreditation, and includes a half-day workshop with an option for a full-day workshop.

Additional fees may apply for special visits and other services as necessary.

College & University Membership Fees

CIS membership fees for post-secondary institutions are assessed annually.

Fees are invoiced in US Dollars and can be paid via credit card or bank-transfer.

Universities - $USD 1,035.00

Higher Education student recruitment tours, fairs, and the CIS Forum/Institutes on International Admission and Guidance each incur additional fees. Fees for student recruitment tours and fairs vary based on location and duration of the visits.

For enquiries regarding payment, please contact

For enquiries regarding higher education membership, please contact

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