How to Join

There are three types of membership of IAPS: National Committee (NC), Local Committee (LC) and Individual Member (IM). If you are a physics student in a country or university represented by a NC or LC, you can join that committee and you will become an IAPS member automatically.

See the List of members to check if you have a NC or LC you can join. If this is not the case you can apply as an IM. If you are a board member of a local or national students association or about to form one, you can contact us at recruitment [at] iaps.info to learn how to get involved in IAPS.

If you are interested in forming a National Committee, see the description on how to create a National Committee. Such a committee can be formed by a handful of interested students or by joined forces of local committees or student groups in one country (or a group of countries).

Procedure

If you want to apply to become a NC or LC of IAPS you need to fill in the correct form, either the NC or LC form, as stated below, and send it to recruitment [at] iaps.info. Alternatively, you can contact recruitment [at] iaps.info to express your interest and clear your doubts. After you have been in contact with the Recruitment Manager, the Executive Committee (EC) will vote on your application during the EC meeting that follows and, if approved, you will become a probationary member. The next step is to pay the membership fee, about which you will be contacted by the Treasurer. You can find instructions about the fee on How to pay the fee?. As a probationary member the students who are part of your NC or LC are able to attend IAPS events and participate in IAPS Working Groups (WGs).

If you want to apply to become an IM, you need to submit the information as stated below to recruitment [at] iaps.info. Having received and verified your information, the Recruitment Manager will forward it to the Treasurer, who will inform you of the process of payment of the membership fee. Individual Members gain the status of probationary membership upon payment of the fee. As a probationary member you are able to attend IAPS events and participate in IAPS Working Groups (WGs).

All membership applications are submitted for final approval and official ratification at the General Meeting that follows the time of approval by the Executive Committee, and, if approved, you become a full member.

For information on all the obligations, rights and procedures as a member and about IAPS you can check the Charter and Regulations.

National Committee (NC)

A National Committee represents all the physics students in one or more countries. A NC has seven votes at General Meetings (GMs) and their members are allowed to attend IAPS events, participate in IAPS Working Groups, apply to IAPS official positions including the Executive Committee and much more! A NC has to pay an annual membership fee.

NC Application Form: PDF

Local Committee (LC)

A Local Committee represents all the physics students from one or more universities, cities or from a geographical region within a country. A LC has two votes at General Meetings (GMs) and their members are allowed to attend IAPS events, participate in IAPS Working Groups, apply to IAPS official positions including the Executive Committee and much more! A LC has to pay an annual membership fee.

LC Application Form: PDF

Individual Member (IM)

An Individual Member studies physics or a closely related area at a university that is not represented by a National or Local Committee. IMs are allowed to attend IAPS events. All IMs from one country have one vote together at General Meetings (GMs) and they are allowed to attend IAPS events, participate in IAPS Working Groups, apply to IAPS official positions including the Executive Committee and much more! To become an IM, send an email to recruitment [at] iaps.info with the following information:

a) Full name

b) Date of Birth

c) University

d) Course/Degree of studies

e) Nationality

f) Email Address

g) Postal Address

You will then be contacted about paying the membership fee of 10 euros. For the details, please see the membership fees page.