Shape your future career

Student Membership shows you’re committed to your professional future. It gives you the strength of CIPD support for your study success, and works with CIPD qualifications to put you on the path to professional recognition.

As a Student Member, you’ll be equipped for study success. You’ll benefit from professional content, study guides, and tips for your assessments. You’ll be part of the CIPD community where you can network and learn from the experience of senior professionals, as well as connect with fellow Student Members for friendly support.

This grade could be for you if …

  • you’re currently studying or are about to study a CIPD qualification
  • you may be looking for your first role in the people profession, or you could already be working within a people team
  • you could be working full or part-time alongside your studies

When you complete your studies, you’ll become a Foundation Member or Associate Member.

What people say about being a Student Member

Nada Al Hammadi

CIPD is a recognised qualification for HR professionals within most industry sectors, regionally and globally. I enrolled myself in a CIPD program to enhance my knowledge in the field of HR & L&D. CIPD has not only given me the confidence I require as an HR professional, but also has shaped my thought processes.

Nada Al Hammadi

Studied MA HRM at Middlesex University, Dubai

Noora Bader Al Aazmi

The CIPD is the most verified qualification within HR field in Bahrain and the whole region. I am a HR officer - I should be holding this high standard qualification from the UK.

Noora Bader Al Aazmi

Studied Level 5 HRM, BIBF Bahrain

Dana Bukhammas

I’ve been working in HR for 11 years now, it just made sense for me to have the relevant qualification that would help me to do my job better and to excel in what I am doing.

Dana Bukhammas

Studied Level 5 HRM, BIBF Bahrain

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Student membership benefits

Your CIPD membership is here to support and advance your studies at every stage. Explore our member benefits below:

Knowledge hub

Knowledge hub

Career hub

Career hub

Student hub

Discounts and rewards

Discounts and rewards

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Become a Student Member

Start building the professional abilities and sought-after skills that today’s employers are looking for

If you've already enrolled for a CIPD qualification please use the same email address when you join, so you can access all of your Student Member benefits straight away

Join as a Student Member

Enjoy a 40% discount on the Associate Member fees and join Student Membership online today. You must enrol on your qualification within nine months of becoming a Student Member.

Study a qualification route Fee
Qualification fee Set by individual study centres
Joining fee £40
12-month Student Member fee* £98
Total Qualification fee and £138

You can pay by card or through direct debit instalments, and you’ll need to renew your membership annually on 1 July. We’ll send you renewal information well before the due date to remind you how much is due.

* Depending on when you join in the year, we offer different membership fee options.

Not sure if becoming a Student Member is right for you?

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