Applying for membership
Membership is open to all institutions, organizations, companies and individuals who are concerned with quality assurance in higher education.
Please download the applicable form, fill it out and send it, together with the necessary attachments, to
If you want to discuss your application, please contact ECBE, and choose option 04.
|Standard membership||Affiliated membership||Associated membership|
|For institutions offering higher education||
For partners from industry
|For institutions not offering higher education|
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Decision by BoD
Applications for membership are considered and decided upon by the Board of Directors by absolute majority. Such decision can take up to 2 weeks.
The decisions of the Board of Directors is communicated to applicants by the President of ECBE. For new Members, the Membership Fee is due from the date of approval of the applicant as a Member of ECBE.
Applicants that are not accepted for membership shall be notified of the reasons by the President of ECBE; reasons are defined by the Bye-laws. A new application can be made, at the earliest, after a delay of one year counted from the date of notification of the rejected application.
Membership starts after the payment of the first invoice.
For new Members, the Membership Fee is due from the date of approval of the applicant as a Member by the BoD and payable immediately and, next, yearly, in the advisable delay as indicated in the previous paragraph. For the first year, the Membership Fee will be calculated pro-rata the time, on monthly basis. If the approval of the Membership by the BoD is done after July, the first invoice will also include the Membership Fee of the next year.
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Automatic renewal of the membership
The membership will be automatically renewing every January 1st, until cancelled following the procedure described in the Bye-Laws, Article 3.8. Members should mandatory follow this procedure.
Members may resign (withdraw) from the membership at any time by submitting a registered letter of resignation to the President of the Agency. The resignation shall take effect the first day of the second month that follows the one, in which the resignation is notified. The letter of resignation needs to contain certain elements; detailed procedure is available in the Bye-Laws. The membership fee of the year the resignation becomes active will be calculated pro-rata the number of months the membership is still running; however, according to Article 8.7 of the Statutes, paid membership fees will not be reimbursed.
If fees remain unpaid by a given deadline, in total or partly, the membership rights of the Member shall be suspended, until total payment has been received, after formal notification, addressed by registered letter or by any equivalent means, jointly signed by the President of the Agency and a Director. Detailed procedure is available in the Bye-Laws.
Voting right at the (Annual) General Meetings
All members can attend the General Meetings. Only Standard members have voting rights.