COBIS Supporting Membership is open to manufacturers and suppliers of educational materials and equipment, publishers of textbooks and educational books, and companies and consultants providing services to international schools. COBIS Supporting Members benefit from a wide range of services provided by COBIS, many at reduced rates. A full summary of the benefits is available here.

COBIS accepts Supporting Membership applications throughout the year. Please note that from 1 January 2019, new member applications will be subject to the pro-rated 2018/19 membership fee plus the full fee for the 2019/20 academic year, which is £670.00 +VAT. Please contact Tatjana Guadalupe - members@cobis.org.uk - for more information.

A survey with existing supporting members in April 2018 found that:

  • 78% would recommend COBIS supporting membership to colleagues and many said that they already have.
  • 84% of those who responded said they were planning to renew their membership next year.
  • 61% of supporting members said they had generated new business or made new contacts in the international school sector as a result of joining COBIS.
  • The most popular services that supporting members have used are the COBIS Annual Conference and The Source Directory.

To apply for COBIS Supporting Membership, please select 'Start your application' from the menu on the left-hand side.