Benefits of joining the IEEE

  • You become part of a renowned and global organisation that promotes technical knowledge, the use of standards and various networking activities in the field. IEEE also offers access to technical advancements, competitions, events, leading conferences, career resources, scholarships and awards.
  • Career and job resources, as well as various networking opportunities.
  • IEEE email account and alias – this will look amazing on your CV and job applications, it will surely capture the attention of the selectors.
  • Optional membership of IEEE Societies and Women in Engineering (WiE).
  • Receive the UK&RI Section e-newsletter.

IEEE membership benefits for students

IEEE student membership provides a set of benefits specifically targeted at students in order to increase their positive experience on their way to becoming an expert in their field.

These benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Start building your professional network and enhance your future career.
  • Establish yourself early in the profession’s premier technical organisation. IEEE members are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances that are reshaping our world today.
  • Participate in Student Branch activities at King’s and attend technical and professional meetings in the UK&RI section, where like-minded members at various stages of their career paths meet to discuss technical and professional issues and career concerns.
  • Networking opportunities within academia and the industry.
  • Opportunities to connect with experienced mentors.
  • Join the global student network on IEEE Students Facebook. Also join the Facebook group, Linkedin and Twitter for the Student Branch at King’s.
  • Exclusive access to Student awards (scholarships, grants, fellowships).
  • Exclusive access to Student competitions; some examples: Student Competitions (IEEExtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition, IEEE International Future Energy Challenge), Presidents’ Change the World Competition, Student paper contests, Industry-sponsored student competitions (Microsoft Image Cup).
  • Get your own personal subscription to IEEE Spectrum and Potentials e-magazines. IEEE Spectrum delivers, on a monthly basis, the latest technological information with behind-the-scenes stories to put the news in context. IEEE Potentials discusses career issues and other subjects of interest to those starting out in the electrical and computer engineering professions.
  • Free Microsoft software: IEEE, in partnership with Microsoft, offers a wide selection of development software to IEEE Student members and Graduate Student members. The IEEE Microsoft Software Development Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) program offers the complimentary software as an IEEE Student member benefit.
  • Save with low member prices on IEEE products. IEEE provides the best technical information in the world and your membership entitles you to low member prices on all of it: publications, specialised books, conference records, published standards and e-learning materials.
  • Attend top technical events at low member rates, participate in numerous technical conferences in a variety of technical interest areas as well as educational seminars, technical and professional programmes and courses.


How to join the IEEE

Joining the IEEE as a Student Member for a discounted membership fee is possible through the main IEEE website.

Once you are a student member, you automatically:

  • become a member of the IEEE UK&RI Section (if you enter your permanent address as lying within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland);
  • become a member of the IEEE Student Branch (SB) at your college, if an SB has been founded there (good news: we have an active SB at King’s, founded in 2001!).

There are two methods to apply: Online (that’s the default method) or with a Paper application. Find the details below.

Online application

You apply online, by visiting the IEEE Join Us page and selecting the “Student/Graduate Student Membership”. Payment is made by credit or debit card.

Paper application

If you do not have a credit/debit card, you can make a paper application. You can fill out the application, following these steps:

  • Firstly, download and print the PDF of the 2014 IEEE Membership Application Form;
  • The IEEE Student Membership is not listed on the form, so you will need to add it manually under the section 6 on page 2: the student membership for 1 year is currently $27 (please check the amount on the IEEE Membership Dues page);
  • Optionally, you can decide to join one (or more) of the IEEE Societies – societies are dedicated to a specific area of technical expertise (i.e. Computer, Robotics, Signal Processing, Microwaves, Nuclear, Circuits and Systems, etc.). There is a detailed list of the societies and their area of expertise on the IEEE Societies page. You can find details about the cost of the society membership on the IEEE Society Membership page;
  • Fill out the rest of the form;
  • Then, to send your paper application, please follow the details and instructions in the Paper Application Information section.

And don’t forget, you can contact us for any questions or help needed!