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Our passion is the advancement of technology, the next generation of engineers and technologists, and lifelong learning and career development “on the job”. Within the VDE network, more than 100,000 honorary experts, and 1,500 companies are dedicated to ensuring a future worth living: networked, digital, electrical.

Interested? Take a look at the advantages offered by a VDE membership, and check out our attractive package offers – including free first-year membership for new members.

Your Advantages

  • An interdisciplinary and international network of experts
  • Continuing education opportunities and knowledge transfers
  • Prizes for research and young talents
  • Professional studies and position papers
  • Attractively priced meetings/ seminars and journals/magazines
  • Free literature searches for research purposes
  • Free VDE VISA card
  • Attractive car rental offers from Sixt
  • No membership fee in first year

Club Advantages in the VDE YoungNet

Over 14,000 students and young professionals enjoy these benefits:

  • VDE university groups and YoungNet service
  • University and professional networking
  • Job exchanges
  • Free admission to many VDE events*
  • Free FAZ university guide*
  • 1 year subscription to etz*

* for students

What does VDE membership cost?

Individual members pay no fees for the first year.

Annual fees
Full members86,-- Euro*
Special rates:
Job starter, first four years after completion of studies, to maximum of age 3443,-- Euro
Junior members (students), to maximum of age 3016,-- Euro

*25 percent fee discount for multiple Memberships

Membership in the first professional society is free. An additional 10 euros is charged for the second extra society membership and 20 euros for every further society membership.
Additional society memberships are free of charge for junior members.

Multiple memberships

Individual VDE Members paying an annual fee of 86 € are entitled to a discount of 25 % in membership fee, if they also belong to one or more of the following associations and societies:

  • DECHEMA Deutsche Gesellschaft für chemisches Apparatewesen
  • DEGA Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik
  • DGG Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft
    DGMK Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mineralölwissenschaft und Kohletechnik
  • DPG Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • DVS Deutscher Verein für Schweißtechnik
  • FME Fachausschuß des maschinen- und elektrotechnischen Dienstes
  • GDCh Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • GI Gesellschaft für Informatik
  • IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEICE Communications Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
  • KIVI NIRIA Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs
  • LitG Lichttechnische Gesellschaft
  • SEEEI Society of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Israel
  • VDEh Verein Deutscher Eisenhüttenleute
  • VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure

European membership

VDE members automatically belong to EUREL (Federation of the National Electrotechnical Associations of Europe) as well. When traveling abroad, VDE members enjoy the same privileges (discounted participation fees, use of libraries, etc.) as the members of local professional associations. Local VDE offices issue EUREL membership cards.
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