Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL)

CIOL - FREE membership for language students

CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists) is the leading membership organisation for language professionals and those on the pathway to a professional career using their foreign language skills.

We can support and help you on your career path to professional success.

Join us as a Student Affiliate and you will be taking the first step on your career ladder to becoming a Chartered Linguist. Membership will be a great addition to your CV and will show future employers and clients your commitment to your career and to CPD (continuing professional development). As a member of CIOL, you will be part of a worldwide community of 7,000 language students and professional linguists.

Student membership is open to all language undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will normally be working towards:

• a degree in a foreign language
• a combined honours degree which includes a foreign language
• a postgraduate degree in a foreign language, or specialism such as translation or interpreting
• a degree with a compulsory foreign language module

Benefits of membership include:

• Professional recognition
• Parity with your peers
• Discounts and savings including the NUS Extra card
• Digital copy of The Linguist (magazine)
• Access to member networks
• CIOL events and training
• Advice on CV writing and interview skills
• Careers guidance
• CIOL mentoring

Register online

or contact the membership team:
+44 (0)20 7940 3100