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Prospective members who live in developing nations have the option to choose an electronic membership, or e-Membership, when they join IEEE.

IEEE eMembership provides all of the existing IEEE membership benefits but no paper delivery of publications and membership materials.

Best of all, eMembership offers reduced base membership dues: just US$77*, compared to US$147* for traditional membership. 

When you join IEEE, you'll be able to access an electronic PDF file that contains your membership card and membership materials. After you join, the publications that come with IEEE membership, including IEEE Spectrum magazine, The Institute, and Potentials, will be delivered to you digitally through IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online platform for content delivery.

* IEEE membership dues also carry a regional activities assessment based on your country and can be US$4, US$5, or US$13 additional depending on where you live. This assessment is the same whether you choose electronic or traditional membership. There is more about this in the Frequently Asked Questions.


Get started with eMembership

New members create an IEEE Account upon joining. Your IEEE Account gives you access to all of the benefits and services of IEEE membership.

After entering your address profile, you will be presented with the option to choose eMembership.

Be sure to select "IEEE Membership - Electronic." The default selection will be "IEEE Membership - Traditional." If you wish to receive paper materials with your membership, then you may keep this option. 

If you have any questions about your IEEE Account or online application, the IEEE Contact Center can assist you.

Are you a student?

The eMembership option is not available with Student membership. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in at least a 50% course load at an accredited university, IEEE has a special Student membership available to you. 


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