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Advance HE Fellowship; application fee increase FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Advance HE Fellowship fee increase

When are the fees for Fellowship applications increasing?

The Fellowship application fees for direct applications to Advance HE will be increasing on 1 April 2021.

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Why are the application fees increasing?

This is the first fee increase in over seven years and reflects the increased costs we have absorbed over this period in reviewing direct Fellowship applications.

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I am applying for Fellowship through my institution’s accredited scheme/ undertaking an accredited programme at my institution; will the fee increase affect me?

No, Advance HE accreditation includes fee-free recognition for those employed by the member institution, so staff and students achieving Fellowship through their institution’s accredited provision are not charged a fee.

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I am applying to Advance HE for Fellowship; will the application fee increase affect me?

Yes, if you apply after 31 March 2021. Below you will see the new application fees in place from 1 April 2021; there is a discounted fee for individuals employed by Advance HE member institutions, including Access and Affiliate members.

Member: From 1 April 2021 the fee for applicants from member institutions will be as follows:

Associate Fellowship: £150

Fellowship: £220

Senior Fellowship: £330

Principal Fellowship: £550

Non-member: From 1 April 2021 the fees for applicants from non-member institutions will be as follows:

Associate Fellowship: £300

Fellowship: £440

Senior Fellowship: £660

Principal Fellowship: £1100

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I am undertaking a programme accredited by Advance HE with an institution which is not my employer; how will the Fellowship fee increase affect me?

If you work for an institution that is an Advance HE member institution, including Affiliate or Access members, you will not be affected as your institution’s membership covers the fee that you would be charged for Fellowship.

If you work for an organisation that is not an Advance HE member the additional fee charged for Fellowship when you complete your programme will increase, as this is set at 50% of the direct application fee (please refer to Advance HE accreditation policy).

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I lead an accredited programme/scheme that has participants including staff from collaborative partner institutions and/or clinical educators; how will the Fellowship fee increase affect me?

If external participants work for an Advance HE member institution, including Affiliate or Access members, they will not be affected as their institution’s membership covers the Advance HE fee for Fellowship gained through your accredited provision.

If external participants are not employed by an Advance HE member institution, the additional fee due to Advance HE for Fellowship when they complete the programme/scheme after 31 March 2021 will increase as this is set at 50% of the direct application fee (please refer to Advance HE accreditation policy).

We ask member institutions to ensure that any external participants on accredited programmes/schemes that will be affected are made aware of the fee change.

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My institution has pre-paid for a number of Fellowship applications with Advance HE, in a contract signed before the 1 April 2021; will the fee increase affect this?

All existing Fellowship contracts incorporating pre-paid application fees within the contract will be honoured at the fee agreed prior to 1 April 2021 for the full duration of the contract.

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My institution wishes to buy Fellowship applications in bulk; how will the Fellowship fee increase affect this?

If the agreement is in place before 1 April 2021 the fees will reflect the pricing before this date, if the agreement is not in place before 1 April 2021 then it will be subject to the fee increase. Please contact your Advance HE Head of Membership  or solutions@advance-he.ac.uk to discuss your plans.

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Please refer to the Advance HE accreditation policy 2020-21 for any further information about the Terms and Conditions of accreditation.

If you have any further questions about Fellowship application fees, please contact the Fellowship team at fellowship@advance-he.ac.uk.