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Student membership

You need to become a student member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) before you can enter for the IFoA exams or apply for exemptions

The only exception to this rule is Subject CT1 which you can take as a non-member. Taking this exam will give you an idea of what is involved in studying to become an actuary.

How to become an actuary sets out the minimum requirements for becoming a student member of the IFoA

If you are considering becoming a student member we strongly advise you to speak to an actuary before submitting your application form.

You may also like to speak to one of our specially chosen Career Ambassadors who can offer advice to anyone considering pursuing an actuarial career. If you would like to be put in touch with a Career Ambassador, please contact

To join the IFoA, download and complete the Application form for Student Membership

For advice on how to complete your form, and for general enquiries, please contact: or telephone: +44 (0)1865 268 207

Applicants outside the United Kingdom and Ireland

We offer a reduced membership subscription rate to students on a low income. Find out more in Membership for international students.

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If you have any questions about student membership please contact or telephone:

We aim to respond to all initial enquiries within two working days.