There are three types of membership of IAPS: national committee, local committee, and individual member. If you are a physics student in a country or university represented by a national committee or local committee, you can join that committee and you will become an IAPS member automatically.
See the List of members to check if you have a national committee or local committee. If this is not the case you can apply as an Individual Member. If you are a board member of a local or national students association or about to form one, you can contact us at members [at] iaps.info
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 in one country.
If you want to apply to become a member of IAPS you need to fill in the correct form, either the NC/LC or IM form and send it to members [at] iaps.info. After you have been contacted by IAPS, the next step is to pay the membership fee. You can find instructions about the fee on How to pay the fee?
After paying the fee, the Executive Committee (EC) will vote during the next EC meeting on your application and you will become a probationary member. This meeting should be within two weeks. Individual Members gain the status of probationary membership upon payment of the fee. As a probationary member you and your member students are able to attend IAPS events.
At the next Annual General Meeting, the IAPS members will vote and you will become full member.
National Committee (NC)
A national committee represents all the physics students in one or more countries. A NC has seven votes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and their members are allowed to attend IAPS events. 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. A LC has two votes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and all their members are allowed to attend IAPS events. A LC has to pay an annual membership fee.
LC Application Form: PDF
Individual Member (IM)
An individual member studies physics 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 the Annual General Meeting (AGM). To become an individual member, send an email to members [at] iaps.info with the following information and pay the fee of 10 euros. For the details, please see the membership fees page.
a) Full name
b) Date of Birth
e) Email Address
f) Postal Address