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.
Stage One - £850 plus VAT
To include inspection of Guardianship Organisation documents and policies and one on-site visit by the Lead Inspector
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.