ACU Membership Application Form

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In making this application to become a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities the Executive Head of the University undertakes to ensure the observance of all the conditions and provisions of the Charter and the Statutes, By-Laws and Regulations of the Association.
Type of institution (please tick one box only) *
If a private institution, please choose:
 Student numbers in the current academic year
Pre-degree full-time
Pre-degree part-time
Undergraduate full-time
Undergraduate part-time
Doctoral full-time
Doctoral part-time
University leadership contacts *
 Executive HeadHead of International OfficeFinance Office Contact
First name
Family name/Surname
Job title
Email address
Phone number (include country code)
ACU Ambassador

The purpose of the role of ACU Ambassador is to facilitate stronger communication channels between the ACU and member institutions by creating a main point of contact to communicate information in both directions.

The Ambassador should ideally be someone other than the Executive Head of the institution who has an insight to, or oversight of the university’s international strategy, collaborations and partnerships. For example this could include: international mobility, research partnerships or strategic partnerships. They must be able to identify the correct contacts internally for a variety of opportunities on offer from the ACU. *
 ACU Ambassador details
First name
Family / Surname
Job title
Email address
Phone number (include country code)

Supporting documents

Joining the ACU

Please take a few moments to tell us why your institution wants to join the ACU. Please select all that apply. *


Conditions of membership

• Members must remain in good standing with the legally recognised and approved higher education authority in the country in which they operate.

• Members will only be admitted on payment of the appropriate annual subscription.

• Subscriptions are payable annually on 1 August.

• Membership is provisional, subject to the approval of the ACU Council.

• Member institutions are responsible for any missed subscription payments and may be subject to suspension if they fail to make any such payments.

The ACU reserves the right to revoke the membership of any institution that is in breach of any conditions of membership.
In applying to become a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, undertakes to observe and perform all the conditions and provisions for the time being in force, or at any time hereafter to be duly brought into force, of the Charter and of the Statutes, By-Laws and Regulations of the Association, and nominates the undermentioned person (Vice-Chancellor, President, Principal, Rector) to be its representative until further notice in the event of its admission as a member.
The ACU will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party. We will use your email address to send emails to you only in connection with the provision of member services and other related services and products.
The ACU is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as such, any information concerning the individual here mentioned and their respective records may be passed to ACU-authorised third parties (including project-specific partners). Records are regarded as confidential and therefore, only if legally required to do so, may be passed on to the appropriate authorities. Individuals have the right to request sight of, and copies of, their records, which we will provide within a reasonable timeframe. Individuals are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where applicable, we will issue these individuals with appropriate written information or copies of records as part of this agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties. Individuals are responsible for keeping their data up to date, by either updating it themselves via the members’ area of the ACU website or communicating any changes with us.

By signing this form you, as Executive Head, agree for the ACU to contact your institution’s leadership about services that are relevant to its membership.

Signature of Executive Head *