Joining and membership

SSSUK promotes learning and provides resources for anyone with an interest in South Sudan and/or Sudan. Most of this is open to all, but some is specially for members. Join us!

Help us share knowledge and encourage study of South Sudan and Sudan.

If you are interested in any aspect of the Sudans, you are welcome to join us. Membership is open to all regardless of nationality or country of residence.

Members get:

  • the right to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, and stand for election to the Committee.
  • preferential access to Sudan Studies, the Society’s journal, which is published twice a year. (Members receive each issue in hard copy when it is published, and can use password access to view recent issues on the website. Non-members are only able to view issues which are more than two years old.)
  • various other special powers of accessing and creating content on this website when logged in. (These powers may be withdrawn in individual cases if abused.)


Subscription Rates

Membership subscriptions fall due on 30th of January each year. The current annual membership subscription rates are as follows:

  UK Europe Elsewhere
Individuals - standard rate £14 €24 / £20 US$30 / £20
Individuals paying by standing order (including PayPal) £12 €22 / £18 US$25 / £18
Family membership - standard rate £20 €30 / £25 US$35 / £25
Family membership - standing order £18 €28 / £23 US$30 / £23
Institutions £20 €30 / £25 US$35 / £25


Paying the Subscription

By standing order or cheque:

Please download and post the membership form (PDF).


By PayPal:

Type of membership

If paying by PayPal for someone else, please inform the SSSUK Treasurer by email (, giving their name(s) and details to identify your payment.


By bank transfer:

Payment can also be made direct into Society for the Study of the Sudans (UK) bank account, Sort Code: 01-03-46,  Account No: 10230351.



Gift Aid It!

As a charitable organisation, SSSUK can claim the taxes you pay on your subscription. This can make a significant difference for SSSUK at no cost to you. Please consider the Gift Aid option if you pay income tax and are resident in Britain. You can download the form here. The scheme does not apply if you are not resident in Britain or if you do not pay income tax.

Please make sure you inform the Hon Treasurer immediately if there is a change in your circumstances regarding tax or residency status.

The Small Print

New members joining in the second half of the year are to enjoy an effective 1st year membership of 13-17 Months. This only applies to new members and not to old members rejoining the society after a lapse in their subscription payments. New members who join during the period January-June are treated as existing members.

Any member who does not pay his/her subscription for two consecutive years will have their membership terminated and their details removed from SSSUK database. A final reminder will be sent to the member before removal from the database.

Any member who does not pay his/her subscription for the current year by the time of the AGM, will not receive new issues of Sudan Studies.


Downloadable forms

Membership form

Membership form notes

Membership standing order form

Membership gift aid form