Be a part of a global community of higher education leaders!

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) is a membership organization of current or former Presidents, Rectors or Vice-Chancellors of regionally/nationally fully accredited colleges or universities from all over the world, that contribute and engage to make the world a better place through higher education.

Full membership is open to present and former university Presidents, Rectors and Vice-Chancellors and to present and former Chief Officers of universities, whose institutions are recognised by local, national or international authorities. IAUP membership is institutional, with the President / Rector / Vice Chancellor designated as the institutional representative. However, each University can register and pay for two memberships, although only one vote is allowed for each institution. IAUP memberships are for periods of three years.

  • Standard membership is open to the chief executive officers of accredited and recognized universities or their equivalent.
  • Former President / Associate Membership is reserved for retired Presidents, Chancellors and Rectors.

IAUP membership fees vary according to country classification. Discounted membership fees are offered to all Full Members and Former Presidents / Associate Members  from Lower and Lower-Middle Income Countries. Please visit The World Bank: Country Groups to determine your country's classification. We currently only accept payment via bank wire transfer.

  Standard Membership Former President / Associate Membership
Upper-Middle or High Income Countries $2400 USD $1000 USD
Low or Lower-Middle Income Countries $1000 USD $800 USD

To join the IAUP, you must submit your application below. Once the application is reviewed, you will receive an invoice for bank wire transfer. As payment is completed, you will receive a Welcome email and your Membership Certificate.

All memberships have a duration of 3 years, from July 1st to June 30th. To renew your membership, please fill the application below and select "Membership Renewal".

Please fill out the information below to begin your application or renewal process.