Nearly 20% of NSBE members reside outside of the U.S. and Canada. That number has been growing each year, because NSBE’s mission is truly global. Global engineering talent is vital to our society, and NSBE is leading the way with development of a pipeline to diversify and maximize that talent. Join us to become a part of NSBE’s movement.


Membership Eligibility

Anyone with an interest in furthering NSBE’s mission is eligible for membership. Even if you do not have a background in engineering or other STEM fields, you can still become an Affiliate member. 

The International membership type does not apply to international students attending college within the U.S. or Canada.  This membership type is only for students attending university outside of the United States, United States Territories or Canada.

Membership Dues

International members in the NSBE Jr., Collegiate or Professional categories do not pay dues, however, they must join NSBE and continue to renew their membership to remain active.

Individuals living outside of the U.S. and Canada are eligible for all of the membership types at no cost:

  • NSBE Jr.
  • Collegiate (or Collegiate Affiliate)
  • Professional (or Professional Affiliate)

There may be additional chapter and regional dues you have to pay to be considered a fully active member. If you choose not to be affiliated with a chapter in your local area, you will be considered a member “At-Large," classified by your geographical region. Members At-Large receive the same national benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

The NSBE membership year spans Aug. 1–July 31.

Membership Benefits

As a NSBE member, you can receive product and service benefits such as:

Membership Benefits

As a NSBE member, you can receive product and service benefits such as: 

  • Access to 20+ employers at regional conferences and more than 300 at the Annual Convention Career Fair.
  • Academic support provided via tutoring and academic achievement programs.
  • Leadership Development – Receive exceptional training at regional conferences and the Annual Convention, and through your local chapter. You also have the opportunity to serve on a Regional and/or National Executive Board.
  • Job Opportunities – Post your resume free of charge for viewing by top engineering employers in NSBE’s Career Center.  Search for internships, co-ops and full-time job opportunities.
  • Scholarships and grants awarded every year to deserving students. Many of our scholarships do not have a minimum GPA requirement.
  • Opportunities to meet thousands of other students and technical professionals in your field of study.
  • Chances to compete in a vast number of programs that help prepare you for graduate school and your future career.
  • Opportunities to give back to the community through NSBE’s TORCH and Pre-College Initiative programs.
  • Discounted registrations to conferences and other events such as the Annual Convention, one of the largest student-planned events in the world. Technical training and unparalleled networking opportunities are available at many of these events, as you meet people from all over the world.

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at

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