My country is not in the list above.  How do I know which ‘UN Income Category’ I fit into?
Please refer to the World Bank classification.

If your country is listed in Low-income economies,Lower-middle-income economies, or  Upper-middle-income economies then you are entitled to membership under our ‘concessional categories’.

I am from a low-income country but I work in a European University.  Which membership can I seek?
As your income is derived from a high income country, you fall into the ‘Public Sector Membership’ category.

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.

I am already a SIEL Member, how do I renew my 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.