Everyone is invited to become a member of PHISO, whether you are a historian, philosopher, sociologist, practitioner, or in any fields of social/physical sciences, humanities, and religion. As long as you are interested in the study and/or practice of the “International,” globality, decoloniality, relationality, among others, you are warmly welcome to join the association. With your active membership to PHISO you help materialized the activities of the organization and support the development of ‘Philippine IR’ literature and advancement of scholarly works on Global IR.

Members are entitled to:
– An officially signed and barcoded certificate of membership (to be emailed).
– Receive discounted registration fees on conferences, workshops, seminars, forums and lectures.
– Receive discounts of PHISO publications (books, edited volumes, journal articles, etc.).
– Participate freely in other activities sponsored and/or supported by PHISO.
– Receive timely updates on PHISO activities via Gmail’s listserv and Facebook page/group.

Types of Membership include:

Standard Membership: This is designed to all individuals, both working (scholars, teachers, and practitioners) and graduate (PhD and Master) students. The rate is 800 PHP (or 20 USD for foreign applicants) annually.

Student Membership: This is designed only for undergraduate students who pay less than the standard membership fee. The rate is 500 PHP (or 15 USD for foreign applicants) annually.

Lifetime Membership: This is accorded to the first batch of members who fully helped and established the organization, selected former members of the executive committee, and invited honorable members of the advisory board.

Validity Period:

Regardless of date of payment, annual cycle of membership starts on November 01 and ends on October 31 the following year. This cycle coincides with the biennial international conference and biennial international workshop of PHISO which happens every first week of November.

Please take note that before paying your membership fee, you have to fill out the Google Membership Form below. For bank-to-bank transfer (Metrobank, instaPay, PESONet,, or GCash), the payer must pay all ‘bank transfer’ charges, while for PayPal (, 300 PHP (6 USD) must be added for PayPal charges. TransferWise will automatically deduct a small charge during the transaction.

Methods of Payment:


Please click here to pay your membership fee by TransferWise, PayPal, Bank-to-Bank transfer globally, or local bank transfer using instaPay, PESONet,, or GCash. To offset surcharges, additional PH₱300 (or US$6) for PayPal payments, if selected. If TransferWise is used, a small charge will automatically be deducted during the transaction and PHISO will receive the exact amount. Additional bank charges, if any, must be paid by the participant if bank-to-bank transfer is used, including instaPay, PESONet, and GCash surcharge.

Membership Application Process:

After filling out the ‘membership application’ google form please send one scanned valid (government or university issued) ID and scanned TransferWise, PayPal or Bank-to-Bank transfer’s receipt such as confirmation from instaPay, PESONet,, or GCash to

Membership Renewal Process:

To renew your membership, send us your expired PHISO certificate of membership, fill out the ‘membership application’ google form, one valid ID, and TransferWise, PayPal or Bank-to-Bank transfer’s receipt such as confirmation from instaPay, PESONet,, or GCash to

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