Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Study Affiliate

Who is it for?

The Study Affiliate grade is for linguists who are intending to register for one of the following CIOL Qualifications professional exams:

Why join?

Professional support

You'll be part of a respected professional network of practising linguists; on completion of your CIOL qualification you can upgrade to an Associate (ACIL). CIOLQ graduates who meet the criteria for full Member will be eligible to upgrade to this higher level.

Continuing Professional Development

Study Affiliates can participate in a range of sector specific CPD events offered by CIOL and its professional divisions. Study Affiliates can also benefit from a wide range of CPD webinars available free of charge to CIOL members in our webinar library.


Study Affiliates will be eligible to join one or more of CIOL's professional divisions – Translating, Interpreting or BPG (Business, Professions and Government) which provide unique face-to-face networking events and online forums.

Professional journal

Free digital access to The Linguist, CIOL's professional journal issued six times a year.

Preparation & Advice

The CIOL website is full of useful support resources to help you prepare for your CIOL Qualifications exam. 

What does it cost?

Study Affiliate membership costs £27 for a 12 month period from the date your membership is activated.

When can I join?

You may apply at any time. Your membership will be active for 12 months.

Join online today

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of membership which can be found on page 6 of the Admissions Criteria. On submission of the online application form you will be taken to the secure payments page so please have your debit/credit card ready.

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