IEEE Student Branch

IEEE’s purpose as an organization is scientific and educational, directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Communications, Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

IEEE is one of the world’s largest societies and fosters the development of international used standards. It also holds one of the biggest e-libraries and is a major publisher of scientific journals. Besides that, IEEE is the main organizer of conferences, workshops and symposia around the globe.

IEEE memberships and Member Grades

Student Members: Student membership is available for a reduced fee to those who are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education as undergraduate or graduate students in technology or engineering.

Members: Ordinary or professional Membership requires that the individual have graduated from a technology or engineering program of an appropriately accredited institution of higher education or have demonstrated professional competence in technology or engineering through at least six years of professional work experience. An associate membership is available to an individual whose area of expertise falls outside the scope of the IEEE or who does not, at the time of enrollment, meet all the requirements for full membership. Students and Associates have all the privileges of members, except the right to vote and hold certain offices.

Society Affiliates: Some IEEE Societies also allow a person who is not an IEEE member to become a Society Affiliate of a particular Society within the IEEE, which allows a limited form of participation in the work of a particular IEEE Society.

Senior Members: Upon meeting certain requirements, a professional member can apply for Senior Membership, which is the highest level of recognition that a professional member can directly apply for. Applicants for Senior Member must have at least three letters of recommendation from Senior, Fellow, or Honorary members and fulfill other rigorous requirements of education, achievement, remarkable contribution, and experience in the field. The Senior Members are a selected group, and certain IEEE officer positions are available only to Senior (and Fellow) Members. Senior Membership is also one of the requirements for those who are nominated and elevated to the gradeIEEE Fellow, a distinctive honor.

Fellow Members: The Fellow grade of membership is the highest level of membership, and cannot be applied for directly by the member – instead the candidate must be nominated by others. This grade of membership is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors in recognition of a high level of demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment.

Honorary Members: Individuals who are not IEEE members but have demonstrated exceptional contributions, such as being a recipient of an IEEE Medal of Honor, may receive Honorary Membership from the IEEE Board of Directors.

Life Members and Life Fellows: Members who have reached the age of 65 and whose number of years of membership plus their age in years adds up to at least 100 are recognized as Life Members – and, in the case of Fellow members, as Life Fellows.


Dr. Constantinos Mavromoustakis
BSc/BEng/MEng, MSc, PhD
Counselor of the IEEE Student Branch
Email: [email protected]

Andreas Andreou
BSc, MSc, PhD (cand)
Chairman of the IEEE Student Branch
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

Why Join IEEE?

IEEE memberships support technical innovation for humanity and the profession. Access to cutting-edge information, networking opportunities, career enhancement, and many other exclusive member benefits are the key values of IEEE membership.

  • Access to cutting-edge knowledge
    IEEE Spectrum Magazine – Monthly (12 issues, print and online)
    IEEE Xplore – Table-of-content and abstract access to 3-million documents
  • Networking opportunities
    IEEE membership offers several benefits that will help you keep connected and buy power of a global community of professionals with over 400,000 members in 160 countries.
    Local Sections and Chapters – network with others in the local member community, and participate in local educational events
    Technical Chapters – engage with others through informative technical meetings
    Volunteering – Volunteer members involved with student activities in over 2,150 student branches have opportunities to build leadership skills and networking opportunities
    myIEEE – members-only personalized gateway into IEEE membership
    IEEE GOLD – A vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts of Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)
  • Profession
    IEEE membership builds a platform to introduce technology careers to students, to empower them to build and own their careers, and to enhance their resume.
    Awards, scholarships, and fellowships – Up to $250,000 is awarded to IEEE Student Members per year to recognize the accomplishments of technologists and engineers worldwide! This is available for undergraduate and graduate students; it includes student paper contests and IEEE Student Branch Contests.
    Student Competitions – A variety of local, regional, and global competitions offer students the opportunity to develop professionally and technically, get involved, have fun, and take the challenge
  • Member Discounts
    IEEE Member Discounts, in general, and student member discount, in particular, offer substantial cost savings on various products and services as a benefit of IEEE membership. Graduate Students reap the benefits such as discounts on many technical resources, reduced registration fees for conferences, plus student discounts on society memberships, and so on. In addition, there are several IEEE sponsored discounts.
    Conference & Event Discounts – Sponsoring more than 1,100 annual conferences and meetings worldwide, IEEE provides a unique member discount. While conference cost for non-members ranges $500–$1200, for IEEE Student Member it reduces hugely.

Join Unic IEEE Student Branch

Once you become an IEEE Student Member you are automatically a member of Unic IEEE Student Branch. Our Student Branch warmly accepts all students, no matter what is their field of study. Most of our events are offered to all students irrespective of their status as IEEE members; however, IEEE Student Members will receive more benefits. This includes:

  • Student Branch events
    IEEE student members will receive priority and discounts to participate in the events organized by our branch. Further, we try to tailor our events based on members’ interest.
  • Personal Development
    IEEE opens the door to opportunities that will help you develop your professional identity by improving communication and leadership skills and thinking from a new perspective. In addition, you will make global connections with people who can help you along your targeted career path. At Unic IEEE Student Branch, we are always looking for enthusiastic students to get involved and lead the Branch into the future. To be involved in any roles, you must be a member first.
  • Project Support
    If you ever had an exciting project in mind and have the capacity to follow through with it, creating it with IEEE can be very advantageous, as branding may help the professionalism of your project, help with receiving funding, and receive help to advertise and recruit team members.

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