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Eligibility for full membership is open to:

  • Higher level colleges or polytechnics of further and/or higher education, including universities of Applied Sciences and Technology, and which have a primary vocational mission.
  • National and regional membership associations & societies of colleges and polytechnics.
  • Cross-national membership associations & societies of colleges and polytechnics.

Individual colleges and polytechnics seeking membership of the Federation must be nominated by their national or cross-national association wherever one exists and is a current member of the Federation.

Learn more about the types of membership available and associated costs below. To become a member of the WFCP global network please fill out the application.

Member Services

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:

  • Promote their institution, their expertise and interests in a targeted environment;
  • Access information and experience and learn from each other;
  • Promote links with international partners to improve staff and student mobility;
  • Develop partnerships to deliver international contracts;
  • Influence collectively the development of policies for national and international agencies;
  • Organize World Congresses to enable knowledge exchange.

We hope you consider joining the WFCP global member network.

Membership Categories and Fee Structure

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.

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.

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