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Inspection & Membership Fees - Guardianship Organisations

AEGIS is always pleased to hear from Guardianship Organisations which aim to offer the highest standards in the care of international students.

As a quality benchmark association, AEGIS requires Guardianship Organisations to follow a rigorous inspection process before they can become fully accredited.  Once a Guardianship Organisation has gained full AEGIS accreditation, an Annual Membership Fee is due in the autumn term.  All Fees are listed below.

Registration - £300 plus VAT

Upon receipt of the application form and initial payment the Guardianship Organisation will receive the AEGIS Inspection Handbook and Minimum Standards. Please note that the registration fee includes a non-refundable administration fee of £150. The remaining £150 is refundable within 6 months of the payment date if the Guardianship Organisation does not wish to proceed with the accreditation.

Stage One - £850 plus VAT

To include inspection of Guardianship Organisation documents and policies and one on-site visit by the Lead Inspector

Stage Two 

15 students or fewer - £1500 plus VAT

16 students or more - £1850 plus VAT

Stage Two comprises a full inspection by Lead and Supporting Inspectors, to include visits to selected schools and homestays. The Guardianship Organisation will then receive a written report and recommendations where necessary.

Re-Inspection Fee - £2500 plus VAT

A condition of continued membership of AEGIS, in accordance with the AEGIS Code of Practice, is that every accredited Guardianship Organisation be re-inspected every four years.

Membership rate for the year 2017/18

Membership rates are based on the size of the Guardianship Organisation.

Basic fee £250 plus VAT

plus £4.70 plus VAT per student, maximum cap of £4,000 plus VAT for the year



Fully Accredited Guardianship Organisations will be expected to:

  • Adhere to the AEGIS Code of Practice.
  • Pay an annual membership fee due on the 1st September of each year.
  • Play an active part in AEGIS events/committees.