Questions & Answers

How much are the annual membership fees?

Membership fees are based on the country you reside in and depend on the type of membership (organizational membership or individual membership). The minimum fee for any member organization is starting from 328 Euro.

Please see the FEES page for more details.

I am only one person. Is there a special fee for just me?

If you are a single individual you may register as Associate Member. The annual fee is 66 Euro for low-income and lower middle-income economies, and 132 Euro for individuals residing in upper middle-income and high-income economies. Find how in which category your country falls from the World Bank List of Economies (January 2022).

I am an individual scientist. Where can I check whether my organization is already a member of IUFRO?

Full access to our membership database is only given to members. But we have made available a general list of institutes where you can check. 

Where can I find out more about the scaled fees for low-income and high-income economies?

Find out where your country ranges on the World Bank List of Economies (January 2022).

My organization is interested in becoming a member. How many researchers will become members through my organization?

Each organization pays a basic fee ranging from 152 € (low-income economies) to 608 € (high-income economies).

In addition, each Member Organization pays 152 € for every 10 researchers listed on the application form. Thus, the minimum fee for any Member Organization ranges from 304 € (low-income economies) to 760 € (high-income economies).

Where can I find the application form?

You can either fill in the online application form or download the application form here.

What forms of payment do you accept?

IUFRO accepts bank transfers or credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard) for the payment of membership fees. For an online payment form visit

How long will it take to process my membership?

We will contact you within a couple of days to provide you with payment details. You are eligible to register for an online user account for the membership zone and other benefits once we confirm the receipt of your membership fee.

I would like to know more about the status of my membership request. Who can give me details?

Please get in touch with Ms. Eva Schimpf for further details.

How can I sign up for the electronic newsletter?

As a member you will automatically receive IUFRO’s monthly newsletter IUFRO News. As we send the newsletter to the email address(es) indicated in the application form we ask you to contact us if you want us to send IUFRO News to a different address.

How do I access the IUFRO membership zone on the website?

To access the membership zone you need to register for an account and select a password. Registering takes only a couple of minutes and opens up all sections of the IUFRO web pages for you.

Once your account is set up you can login with your email address and your password.

How do I post my organization's event on the IUFRO Calendar of Events?

An event will be included in the IUFRO Calendar of Events, if one or more IUFRO scientific units,, is actively involved in the event. As a member you are welcome to contact us with the details (name, date, location, sponsors, description, contact person) of your meeting. We will be pleased to include your event in our Calendar of Meetings and spread the word in our media.

How can I submit information for the IUFRO newsletter?

You are welcome to contact us if you wish to place articles, job announcements, publications etc. in IUFRO News.

How can I participate in a Unit of my choice?

As a member you can contact the Coordinator of the Unit and indicate your interest in the group and its work. The Coordinator will then provide you with further details. Additionally, you can always contact IUFRO Headquarters for support and guidance.

If you indicate your interest in a particular group on the application we will invite you to  join the mailing list of the Unit (if applicable).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.