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Step 1Explore the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is an international network of national and regional associations of colleges as well as individual colleges.

Our network gives WFCP members the opportunity to access the expertise of the best professionals in the sector of higher applied education. It helps members to:

In 2017, the WFCP’s Board of Directors re-visited our member fees to recognize the difference in resources available for developing countries.

Membership fees and a new member fee category (low-middle income) were introduced at the April 29, 2017 Annual General Meeting. These fees are effective as of January 1st 2018.

In June 2018, the Board agreed to a new sub-category: Associate (Individual). Individual members form part of the network of practitioners and leaders committed to enhancing the standing and impact of professional and technical education and training across the globe. Members join the largest global network of colleges and polytechnics. Individual Membership operates from July to June and includes the following benefits.

Step 2Learn about our membership eligibility, categories and fee structure

Institutional Membership

Full membership is open to institutions as defined by the WFCP Constitution (post secondary and further education institutions other than universities which have a primary mission at the Applied Education and/or Technical Education and Training level).

Institutional Membership includes the following benefits:

  • Right to participate and vote at the WFCP Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Right to stand for election as a member of the WFCP Board of Directors and as Chair,
  • Participation in WFCP sponsored events at a discounted registration fee (i.e. WFCP World Congress, WFCP regional and specialized workshops)
  • Opportunity to participate in WFCP Affinity Groups and Task Forces
  • Opportunity to contribute and receive WFCP quarterly newsletter
  • Member access to WFCP website to share information with other WFCP members
  • Permission to use WFCP logo to demonstrate that you are a member to the World Federations of Colleges and Polytechnics and uphold the same values and principles of the Federation.

Institutional Membership fees are as follows:

Category as per Country GNP
Annual Fees based on institutional enrollment (US$)
< 500 students
500 – 3000
3000 – 8000
> 8000
Low income
Low-middle income
Middle income
High income

Membership is granted by the decision of the WFCP Board of Directors upon thorough review of requested information. The fee schedule represents an annual rate; membership fees not prorated.

Step 3Submit an application

Want to become a member of WFCP? Fill out the application below.

It will be reviewed by the WFCP Secretariat and Board of Directors, which may take up to 2 months. If your application is successfully approved, we will reach out to you following next steps.

If you have any questions about WFCP’s work or the benefits of membership, please get in touch with the WFCP Secretariat.

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About the Applicant

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Are you accredited?*

Step 4Pay membership fee

If your application for membership is accepted by the Board of Directors, you will be sent an invoice for your first year’s membership fee.

Payment will be due within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

Step 5Officially join WFCP: Receive Welcome Package and Membership badge

Once we receive your membership fee payment, we will provide you with a welcome package and membership badge, officially welcoming you to WFCP!
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