There are several grades of membership in IEEE :
Student Member : Students are eligible for the Student Member grade. Student members pay reduced fees for membership, and often receive discounts and special support at IEEE conferences and events.
Graduate Student Member : Our graduate students fall into the Graduate Student Member grade. They are eligible for the same discounts as Student Members, but the Graduate Student Member grade reflects the advanced nature of their studies.
Senior Member : The Senior Member grade is a granted by the IEEE. Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior member grade.
Life Member : A special IEEE membership designation given to individuals based on years of IEEE membership and their age.
Fellow : IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
Learn more about Qualifications for IEEE Membership.