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Student admission to the IFoA Q&As

To become a student member of the IFoA, you will need to complete and return an admission application to Education Services by email or by post.

You will need to include certified copies of your educational certificates/transcripts, and payment details for your application to be processed.

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Application criteria and process

What educational qualifications do I have to list on the application form?

Please complete the qualifications and provide the relevant documentation for the qualification you wish to use for entry to the IFoA.

Minimum entry requirements

Do I have to send original exam certificates with my application?

No. You should not send original copies of your certificates with your application form. You should take copies of the original certificates and get these certified as "True copies of the original" and send these certified copies with your application.

The person providing the certification should complete the following in English on each supporting document:

  • “I confirm this is a true copy of the original document”
  • clearly state his/her name, position, address and telephone number of the company/firm/practice or employer for whom they work
  • sign and date the document

All this information must appear on each document to be certified.

Will I receive confirmation that my application is received?

If you send your application by email you will received the auto-reply email from Education Services. This is your proof of receipt of application. If you send your application by post you will receive an email confirmation that your application has arrived.

How long will my application take to process?

Admission applications can take approximately 5 weeks to be processed. You will be notified by email once your application has been accepted. At this time if your chosen method of payment is card you will be sent a link to make payment.

Is there anything I can do to have my application processed any faster?

Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to speed up the processing of your application. To remain fair to all students applications are processed in order of receipt.

Deadlines for submitting applications

We accept admission applications throughout the year. However in order to guarantee that your application will be completed in good time for the exam sessions, deadline dates will be found on page one of the admission application. These are also published on our web page how to register as a student.

Admission fees

How much are the admission fees?

Admission fees depend on your personal annual income. If your income is more than £7230.00 per year then you will need to pay the full rate fee of £376.00. If you earn less than £7230.00 per year you will be entitled to the reduced rate fee of £208.00 (fees are subject to change). Please note that the fees must accompany your application form. Applications received without the necessary fees will be returned.

How do I obtain reduced rate fees?

In order to obtain the reduced rate fee you will need to complete the reduced rate page of the admission application form, which can be found on page 7, and state what your personal annual income is in GBP. You will need to sign this page to show that the information contained in it is correct.

How do I pay for my admission application?

We accept payments for admission applications by credit/debit card, paypal, cheque and BACS. This can be indicated in the space provided on page 8 of the application form.

How long do I have to pay the admission application invoice online?

For card payments, once you receive the payment link your payment is due immediately however after 30 days audits will be run and your application may be removed. Please note you will not become a full student member or be able to book any exams until this invoice is paid.

Contact Details

Education Services Team

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40/41 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

+44 01865 268207

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

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  • IFAM event - Actuarial Teachers’ & Researchers’ Conference 2019

    Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics Department of Mathematical  Sciences The University of Liverpool Mathematical Sciences Building Peach Street Liverpool, L69 7ZL
    27 June 2019 - 29 June 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) at the University of Liverpool is pleased to host the 2019 Actuarial Teachers’ and Researchers’ Conference from 27-28 June 2019. This annual two-day event has been running annually now for many years, each time hosted by a different university, and provides all those interested in actuarial research and education a great opportunity to share their ideas and catch up on the latest developments.

  • IFoA/ASM Joint Professional Skills Training – Kuala Lumpur

    Menara AIA, Auditorium, 99 Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
    28 June 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Kuala Lumpur. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • SIAS: The Impact of Air Pollution on Health and Life Expectancy

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    2 July 2019

    Spaces available

    Air pollution has gained increasing attention lately. Nicola Oliver, head of longevity and mortality research for Medical Intelligence, will discuss not only the impacts of air pollution on health and life expectancy but also how as an industry we should be addressing it.

  • Spaces available

    The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this webinar actuaries with experience in various fields of banking will talk about the opportunities there are in banking; describing the actuarial aspects of the work they do as well as other roles within their area of banking.

  • Implications of 2019 IFRS 17 Exposure Draft

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    24 July 2019

    Towards the end of June, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is expected to publish an Exposure Draft (ED) of limited changes to its insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2022. To help IFoA members, the IFoA’s cross-practice Financial Reporting Group (FRG) is hosting an event at Staple Inn covering these developments. 

    For more information on the FRG please visit this webpage

  • KSS event – The Regulatory Perspective

    Deloitte Saltire Court 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EG
    5 September 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:

    • FCA business plan priorities
    • The future of regulation
    • FCA Engagement in Scotland
  • Sessional Research Event - Risk Margin Working Party

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London, WC1V 7QJ
    9 September 2019

    Spaces available

    For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.

  • GIRO Conference 2019

    EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    24-26 September 2019
    Spaces available

    GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year. 


  • Life Conference 2019

    The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
    20-22 November 2019
    Spaces available

    The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance.  Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.

  • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

    Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
    2 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker.  Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.