To apply for SIEL membership, please select the appropriate category below. Payment will be done by credit card through PayPal. (You do not need to have a PayPay account to complete the transaction.) All memberships are for a two year period.
(1) A full time student; OR
(2) A public sector employee (academic, government official, or NGO) who is employed by an organization in any of the
three lowest United Nations income categories.
Sample Country Membership Categories for Public Sector Employees: (if your country is not listed, see our FAQ below)
|Country||SIEL Membership Category|
|Australia||Public Sector Membership|
|Chile|| Public Sector Membership|
|China|| Concessional Membership|
|EU|| All EU Members fall into 'Public Sector' |
with the exception of Romania which counts as 'Concessional Membership'
|Malaysia|| Public Sector Membership|
|Russian Federation||Public Sector Membership|
|Singapore||Public Sector Membership|
|South Africa||Concessional Membership|
|Switzerland||Public Sector Membership|
|USA || Public Sector Membership|
My country is not in the list above. How do I know which 'UN Income Category' I fit into?
I am from a low-income country but I work in a European University. Which membership can I seek?
I am from Europe but I work in a low income country. Which membership can I seek?
If you are paid by your own government, your income is derived from a high income country, you fall into the 'Public Sector Membership' category. If on the other hand you are paid local wages in the low income country, you fall into the 'Concessional Membership' category.
Why are memberships now for two years?
The SIEL Executive Council reviewed the membership policies in 2015. The two year membership cycle has allowed us to reduce the amount that is paid by most categories of membership and ensures that the organization has a predictable funding cycle. SIEL is a not-for-profit organization and uses all funds received for the benefit of its membership.
To RENEW membership, login using your e-mail and password (top right hand of the screen), then return to this page and click on "edit your member profile" and then follow the instructions there. The membership categories may have changed (and membership costs decreased) since you last renewed, so please change to the appropriate new category.