You will need to include certified copies of your educational certificates/transcripts, and payment details for your application to be processed.
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.
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.
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.
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In collaboration with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Principles of Responsible Investment is delighted to host this webinar discussing the response to the TCFD’s recommendations two years on from their publication. The webinar will feature new analysis of the 591 investors representing $45 trillion who responded to PRI’s 2019 climate indicators, insights from the past Chair of the IFoA’s Resource and Environment Board as well as an investor case study of implementation in practice from Aviva.
An introductory session to help you get ahead with climate change.
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- Taking action: what are actuaries expected to do...and what are we actually doing?
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
Friday, 6 September, Beijing Local Time (CST) 14.00-16.30; British Summer Time (BST) 07.00-9.30
The IFoA Beijing Office and China Life are pleased to be co-hosting a Professional Skills Training (PST) session in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen on Friday, 6 September. Wen Li (FIA), the IFoA Lead Representative in China and East Asia, will lead the PST presentation and discussion on ‘Getting it right!’.
The main venue will be in Beijing. Members in Shanghai and Shenzhen can join the interaction with Beijing via video conference at China Life’s regional venues. (see full details below)
This event is now fully booked. Please click here to register for the wait list.
The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this second webinar on opportunities for actuaries in banking we have two actuaries sharing their experience
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.
Presenter Jon Spain
This workshop, now in its sixth year, is aimed at senior actuaries working in life insurance - predominantly Chief Actuaries, but also Reviewing Actuaries and others working in risk and financial reporting. It will provide seven hours of relevant CPD.
Three actuaries – and CEOs – discuss their views on how the business world is changing and what that might mean for actuaries in the future.
Have you ever thought about working in wider fields? Would you like to play a role in the fight against climate change to make the planet better?
It can be difficult to do this - but seeing an example you can follow can make it more realistic. In this ‘green’ case study a template is outlined to show how actuaries can apply their skills more broadly - and in doing so, to make a difference.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Royal Statistical Society have worked together to develop joint ethics guidance on data science. This is the culmination of an 18 month programme of practitioner led work.
Join us for the launch of this new guidance, with a high-level panel discussion which will explore the role of data science practitioners and professional bodies in data ethics.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is running a sessional meeting on autonomous vehicles on 28th October. The session will showcase the work of the IFoA “Autonomous Vehicles” working party alongside a number of expert external presenters.
ARC Event: Beyond Proportional Hazards: Statistical methods for assessment of the impact of medical advances and health interventions on longevity and population projections.
This workshop is being delivered by the Actuarial Research Centre’s (ARC) ‘Big Health and Actuarial Data’ Research Programme.
This evening will feature two new cases studies that highlight the implications for insurers of issues impacting on health and mortality for life, pensions, and health and care products; Impactability modelling: a worked example in Type II diabetes presented by Josephine Robertson, and Seasonal Mortality in England and Wales 1993-2016 presented by Mary Hall, Dublin City University.
Join us for this brand new seminar that brings together our Current Issues in Pensions, Pensions and the Law, and Investment for Pension Actuaries events. The seminar builds on the IFoA’s Annual Pension Conference with sessions covering CDC, TPR’s code of practice, investments, legal updates and Professional Skills Training with a focus on interactive discussion throughout.
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) collects, preserves and produces information about Scotland's people and history to inform current and future generations - work that underpins the fabric of Scottish society and tells the story of our nation. This KSS talk will explore the following and other areas impacting Scotland’s changing population, and assess the potential implications of the changes:
- population statistics
- life expectancy
- changes in age structure
- birth and death rates, including causes of death statistics.
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.
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.
Watch the live stream of this year's Autumn Lecture with guest speaker Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the findings from our ARC funded Behavioural Finance research with a special evening event at Staple Inn on Tuesday14th January 2020. Entitled Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making, this research programme is being delivered by City, University of London, Leeds University Business School and Ipsos.