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Student membership application form

Guide to completing your IFoA Student membership application

Please read our step by step guide to completing your Student membership application form before completing your online application form.

Before you apply

If you are joining as a Student member in order to sit IFoA exams, please submit your application well in advance of IFoA exam sessions. Deadline dates are published on our Making your exam booking page.

Please be aware that once you submit your student membership application you cannot apply for any exemptions you already hold with other Actuarial Associations via the Transfer of Prior Learning process. Potential members are advised to review to the Transfer of Prior Learning process before submitting their student membership.

Reduced rate subscription

You will be able to apply for reduced subscription fees by completing the Application for a reduced subscription rate section of the form.

Payment methods

You can pay by credit or debit card, AMEX, PayPal, cheque and BACS (bank transfer).

If you select BACS (bank transfer) you will be asked to upload evidence that you have made the bank transfer on the last page of the online form. Evidence of payment could be a screenshot or copy of bank instruction confirmation, which includes the date, amount and reference.

If you select credit or debit card, AMEX or PayPal, you will be sent an email with a link and instructions on how to make your payment within 3 weeks of your submission. Important note: If you do not receive an email with your payment link and instructions within 3 weeks please contact our Education Services team.

Bank account details for making payment to the IFoA are available on the payment method page of the online form.

Already registered?

If you are a non-member, who has previously registered to sit an IFoA exam, you will have been given an ARN and set a password as part of the exam registration process.

When you select My Application and begin your online Student Admission Application, please select the Log In option. Once you have logged in using your ARN and password you will be taken to the Personal details section of the online Student Admission Application form.

How to apply

1. Create an account

Click on the My Application button at the bottom of this page.

You will be asked to create a username, and enter you email address, first name and last name.

Click the Create new account button to create your IFoA website account.

2. Validate your email address

You will be sent an email to the address you entered that contains instructions on validating your IFoA website account.

Click the link contained in the email. This will take you to web page where you can choose your IFoA website account password.

Important note:

  • If you cannot see an email from webcontent@actuaries.org.uk in your inbox after a few minutes, please check your junk/spam folder.
  • If you have not received an email containing instructions on validating your IFoA website account after 24 hours please contact our Education Services team. 

3. Create a password

You will be asked to choose a password for your IFoA website account.

Confirm your password and click Save. This will take you to the personal details section of the online form.

4. Enter your personal details

You will be asked to provide personal details including: your name, home address and telephone number.

5. Employment details

You will be asked for your current position and employer details. You will have the option of telling us that you are not working.

6. Education details

You will be asked for details of your university degree or post graduate qualification.

You will not need to upload any supporting documents.

7. Payment method

Select your chosen payment method. You can pay by credit or debit card, AMEX, Paypal, cheque and BACS (bank transfer).

If you choose bank transfer as your payment method you will be asked to upload proof of the bank transfer on the last page of the application form.

In addition to paying your membership subscription fee, you will also need to pay an entrance fee of £135.00.

8. Application for reduced rate subscription

You will be able to apply for reduced rate membership subscription fees by completing this section of the form.

9. Declaration

You will be asked to agree to be bound by the IFoA’s Charter, Bye-laws, Rules and Regulations, the IFoA Actuaries’ Code and IFoA CPD Scheme.

Once you have agreed and clicked Submit your application you will be taken to a web page confirming that your application has been submitted successfully.

Returning to your Application

If you have saved an unfinished application, you can return to it by selecting My Application below and log in using your ARN and password.
 

My application
 

What happens next?

How long will it take to process my application?

It will take up to 3 weeks from when we receive your payment to process your application. You will receive an email from educationservices@actuaries.org.uk confirming your application has been successful and you are now a Student member of the IFoA.

When can I book exams?

Once you have received email confirmation that your application has been successful you can enjoy all the benefits of IFoA Student membership, including booking exams.

Please note if you are planning to take exams in our September/October or April sessions we will need to receive your Student membership application well in advance of the exam session. Please see Making your exam booking for further details. If you are joining the IFoA as a Student member and intend to sit your examination in our September 2021 exam sitting, you will need to submit your Student membership application before 18 June 2021.

If you have any issue completing your form please contact our Education Services team.

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    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

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    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

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    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

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    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

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    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

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    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

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    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

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    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

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    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.