WFSF offers several categories of membership including Individual (Full, Associate or Student) and Institutional Membership. Members are required to pay an annual membership fee. (SEE BELOW).

When you complete our online form and pay the allocated membership fees, your application will be provisionally approved immediately. Our Secretariat will then check your application with our Executive Board to make a final determination on the type of membership & fees applicable to you. If any adjustment needs to be made we will let you know.


Types of WFSF Membership

Individual Members (Full, Associate or Student)

Full Members
Persons active in the field of futures studies for at least two years who support the objectives, functions and activities of the Federation. To be considered please include evidence of experience in futures research, teaching or consulting activities AND endorsements from two current Full Members.

Persons who are committed to the purpose and work of the Federation but with insufficient experience in futures studies/research to qualify as Full Members may become Associate Members. The prescribed fee is the same for both and both have the same voting rights and privileges.

Those with an interest in futures studies and enrolled for full- or part-time study at a University. Please outline your experience or interest in futures activities, duration of the course pursued and provide evidence of current enrolment at an accredited institution of higher education.

Click here to apply for Individual Members


Institutional Members

National and international NGOs, academic bodies such as colleges and universities, government agencies, research institutions, business corporations, etc. active in the fields of futures studies are eligible. Please detail the institution's experience in futures studies and research.

Click here to apply for Institutional Members


WFSF Annual Membership Fees

The Annual Membership fees payable by all members* vary depending on your membership type and income level of your country as defined by the World Bank. When you complete the application form it will automatically populate the correct fee based on the type of membership and your location/address.

Annual fees renewal date is 1st July and fees are pro-rated quarterly based on this cycle.

Fees, at a glance, are as follows:

Country Income CategoryABC
  Euro Euro Euro
Full /Associate Member 75 50 25
Student Member 40 25 15
Institutional Member 250 200 125

For the list of countries falling in categories A, B and C, please click here.

*In rare cases members in exceptional circumstances may be approved for a discounted rate. To apply for a discounted rate you must send a separate request and valid justification to the Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If your request is approved, you can apply and pay at the discounted rate, after approval.