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Full International Membership is exclusively for those institutions that have achieved International Quality Review (IQR) accreditation from QAA. More details of what you can expect from International Membership is shown on this web page. You might also like to read our brochure and watch our short film to find out more.


QAA International Membership Brochure 2024-25

Publication date: 23 Apr 2024

What does Full International Membership include?

As a Full International Member you will have access to a wide range of resources, staff development and events, workshops and briefings which cover a broad area of activity centred on the themes chosen for the Membership year. These include:

  • Papers and briefings on topics most relevant to members, for example artificial intelligence, academic integrity and the use of micro-credentials - supported webinars and events.
  • Case studies and opinion pieces that build on these resources and briefings.
  • Country-focused reports that offer insights about quality assurance, accreditation and partnership in specific countries.
  • International Member workshops - 6 sessions each year.
  • Annual Conference, Quality Insights Conference and Quality Matters Conference - up to 20 online places for each.
  • International Member Network three times a year.
  • International Membership Newsletter to keep you up to date with the latest activities, resources and opportunities.

Membership Badge

International Members can display the QAA International Membership Badge to demonstrate to the public, partners and their staff that their institution is committed to the enhancement of quality through their membership of QAA.


Membership Resources Site

As an International Member, all your staff and students will enjoy unlimited access to the QAA Membership Resources Site. Here you will find a wealth of resources including briefings, research outcomes, country reports and materials relating to our events.

International Collaborative Enhancement Project

QAA Full International Members can also submit a proposal to lead an International Collaborative Enhancement Project, which offers funding for groups of member institutions to work together to explore areas of shared interest and engage students.

QAA is currently inviting International Members to submit an application for funding in 2024-25.

Calendar of events and publications for 2023-24

This calendar provides an indicative schedule of the key events and resources that are part of the International Membership Programme.

QAA International Membership Calendar of Events and Publications 2023-24

Publication date: 24 Aug 2023

QAA Membership, on top of QAA institutional accreditation, has added a lot to the GMU community as it plays an important role in spreading the culture of quality across the whole university and all of its programmes. We are excited about the endless networking opportunities and sharing of best practice in quality improvement that QAA Membership will bring.

Professor Sherief Khalifa
Vice Chancellor for Quality & Global Engagement, Gulf Medical University

How to become an International Member

To become a full International Member your institution will need to have IQR accreditation from QAA.  You will need to pay an annual fee, which reflects the number of students at your institution. The Membership year runs from 1 August to 31 July. For more information about membership fees, please contact us.

The process for eligible institutions to join is quick and easy. If you are thinking about joining us, please contact our QAA Global Team who will be happy to discuss how we can help.

Below you will find the QAA International Membership Terms and Conditions. 

QAA International Membership (Full) Terms and Conditions

Publication date: 16 Dec 2021