Universities: embedded students

IFA embedded students

If you are a student from one of our listed education partners you can become an IFA embedded student free of charge. 



To become an IFA embedded student complete the embedded student application form and return to jonathanb@ifa.org.uk

Associate membership

Once you graduate you are eligible to apply for IFA membership dependent on your qualifications meeting the membership criteria. To become an Associate member you will need to provide evidence of having completed a minimum of three years' work experience in accountancy or a closely related field.

Special membership offer for 2018 graduates

Join before 30 June 2019 and save £295 on IFA membership. 

The offer

  • Reduced first year’s annual membership subscription of £65 (saving you £145).
  • Waiver of the normal exemption fee of £150.
  • You pay the application fee of £160. 

Membership benefits  

  • International recognition – we are full members of the International Federation of Accountants.
  • Two memberships (IFA and Institute of Public Accountants of Australia) for the price of one.
  • Use of designatory letters (AFA and MIPA) – differentiation from your competitors.
  • Hard copy of Financial Accountant the IFA’s magazine, six times a year.
  • Invitations to IFA branch meetings, conferences and CPD events.
  • Access to the member benefits only area on the IFA website with technical, learning and career support resources.
  • Enhanced marketability in a competitive graduate recruitment market place.

To take advantage of this special offer please complete the application form and return it with your degree transcript to jonathanb@ifa.org.uk  before 30 June 2019.

Provisional Associate membership

Graduates gaining work experience can apply to become a Provisional Associate member.  Download and complete the application form and return to the membership team at membership@ifa.org.uk.