Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO)! Be assured that the information that PHISO needs you to share in this form will be treated with confidentiality and utilized for lawful purposes of the organization. For your expeditious accomplishment of this form estimated at a range of 5-10 minutes, please ensure a ready access to the following:

1. Scanned copy/screenshot of your proof of payment of membership dues
Filename: <Surname>-PHISOmembership
Standard Membership: all who have earned an undergraduate degree (800 PHP or 20 USD for non-Filipinos)
Associate Membership: all who have yet to earn an undergraduate degree (500 PHP or 15 USD for non-Filipinos)
Important: Expect to pay service charges over and above the membership dues. Payment deficiency will hinder the expeditious issuance of the certificate of membership. For further details about the modes of payment click here.

2. Scanned copy of 1 valid ID (professional or university ID)
Filename: <Surname>-ID
Note: This facilitates validation of the accuracy of the membership dues paid by the prospective or renewing member.

3. Shareable link to your profile
Note: ORCID is preferred (see guide by clicking here) unless you already have an existing electronic profile elsewhere such as in a personal website or account in Academia, LinkedIn, Research Gate, or if you have uploaded your updated CV in cloud storage with shareable link (for file-sharing guide, see Google Drive or Dropbox).

PHISO welcomes you!


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 International Studies and related disciplines, you are warmly welcome to join the association. With your active membership to PHISO you help materialize the activities of the organization and support the development of Global South perspective, Philippine experiences, homegrown theorizing, critical theory and decoloniality in Philippine scholarship.

Any individual who is of legal age and is interested in International Studies and/or its related disciplines and fulfills the requirements herein set forth may become a member of the Association upon approval by its proper authority.

Membership benefits:
 Have access to membership-related content on the website
 Receive timely updates on activities of PHISO
 Attend, participate in, and vote in the annual PHISO General Assembly
 Participate in other activities sponsored and/or supported by PHISO
 Receive e-copies and/or discounts of selected PHISO publications
 Receive discounts on conference fees, workshops and activities related to professional development.


Any individual who is of legal age and is interested in International Studies and/or its related disciplines and fulfills the requirements herein set forth may become a member of the Association upon approval by its proper authority.

Types of Membership include:

Standard Membership: This is designed to all individuals, both working (scholars, teachers, and practitioners) and graduate (PhD and Master) students. Standard members have voting rights and are eligible to run to become an officer of the organization. The rate is 800 PHP (or 20 USD for foreign applicants) annually.

Associate Membership: This is designed only for undergraduate students who pay less than the standard membership fees. Associate members shall have representation and voting rights on matters affecting their status as associate members within the organization. The rate is 500 PHP (or 15 USD for foreign applicants) annually.


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, coins.ph, PayMaya or GCash), the payer must pay all ‘bank transfer’ charges, while for PayPal (www.paypal.me/PHISO), 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, coins.ph, 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.


Click here to apply for or renew your membership. Thank you for (re)joining PHISO.

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