Membership Matters


Membership of Edinburgh U3A is open to anyone who is in their “third age” and no longer in full time employment. There is no lower age limit for membership and people who are working part time may join. (See also U3A Principles.)

To take part in any Edinburgh U3A activity you must be a member. Members can join any group where vacancies exist. There is no limit to the number of groups that a member may join.

Members are encouraged to form their own groups where none exists or where there are no vacancies in existing groups.

Joining Edinburgh U3A

If you would like to join, please refer to the How to Join Edinburgh U3A page from which a membership application form may be downloaded.

The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August. Membership renewal forms are sent out in July and subscriptions are due by 1st September.

The membership subscription is:-

  • Single £12
  • Two people at the same address £17

New members pay the full fee if they join between 1st September and 31st March. A member joining after 1st April pays a reduced joining fee of £5 for a single person and £8 for two people at the same address; fees revert to the full amount from the following September.

Subscriptions for the first year of membership are payable by bank transfer or by cheque (payable to Edinburgh U3A), thereafter by Standing Order Mandate(sent out to all new members).

Print off a membership application form from the How to Join Edinburgh U3A page. Fill in the form and send it with your cheque to

Edinburgh U3A Membership Secretary
35 Netherby Road
Or email membership@edinburghu3a.org.uk

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to Gift-Aid your subscription and have not already done so, please download and complete the Gift Aid form, and either post it to the address given or hand it in at the next Open meeting. You can find further information in our Gift Aid Frequently Asked Questions page or by writing to treasurer@edinburghu3a.org.uk.

If you are interested in joining another U3A in Scotland, details and links to their websites can be found on the Learning page.

EU3A members will be contacted every year in July with details of the membership renewal process. If members wish to leave EU3A, please advise the Membership Secretary and remember to cancel your standing order at the bank.