Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Membership fees

New members

New members can join at any time of year and receive a full year of membership. Your membership will begin on the day it is confirmed and will be valid for a full calendar year.


If your admission to membership is successful, CIOL will notify you by email. For Career Affiliate, Associate, Member and Fellow grades we will also confirm your grade of membership and the membership fee due.

Existing members

Renewal fees are agreed each year at the CIOL AGM and apply to all memberships that have a renewal date within in the specified dates below.

We will remind you to renew at least 6 weeks before your renewal date.

1 September 2023 - 31 August 2024

Membership Grade           
Assessment fee*           

membership fee**       

Associate (ACIL) £30.00 £150.00
Full Member (MCIL) £30.00 £175.00
Fellow (FCIL) £30.00 £200.00
Career Affiliate £30.00 £100.00
Study Affiliate N/A £30.00***
Student Affiliate N/A Free
Affiliate Linguist N/A £30.00***

* Non-refundable, payable at point of application
** Payable once membership has been confirmed / at point of renewal
*** Payable at point of application. Rolling membership, valid for 12 months at point of application.


Claiming UK tax relief

CIOL is on the HMRC list of approved bodies (listed under 'L' as 'Linguists Chartered Institute of'), which means that for UK resident members your annual membership subscription can be claimed as a deductible expense for UK tax purposes.


Existing members can renew online from 6 weeks prior to when your membership is due for renewal.