Individual Member

This membership is open to professionals, academics, practitioners, and all individuals interested in the CIE field.

Student Member

Student membership is open to individuals currently enrolled in a college or university undergraduate or graduate program.

Emeritus Member

Emeritus status is open to individuals age 65 and older, who have held membership in the Society for the last 10+ years and are not full-time employees of a professional institution.

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow status is granted to senior members who have received the CIES Honorary Fellows Award. This award recognizes life-long service and significant contribution to the field of CIE.

SIG Membership

You must be a member of CIES to join a Special Interest Group. Our SIG directory gives a complete list of the mission and work of our 37 Special Interest Groups.

Advocacy Groups

Three standing committees are also advocacy groups and offer membership to anyone who is interested in supporting their work. As a CIES member, you are eligible to join these groups at any time.



Participate in one of the most vital and fast-growing field of education. Become a member of dedicated research communities via Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Enable member-only website features, including Society records and member directory search.


Keep up with top research via an annual subscription to the Comparative Education Review. Learn more about the Society and member activities in the CIES Perspectives newsletter.


Make your voice heard by casting votes in leadership elections, surveys, and referendums. Find out about the latest news and job postings via weekly and special announcements.


Pay discounted member rates when registering to present or attend at the CIES Annual Conference. Receive access to the CER whole back catalog without extra fees for issues or articles.