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Student Membership


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The student membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in peace and international security affairs.


We seek quality, diversity, and balance in our members. Criteria for membership include: intellectual achievement and expertise; level of experience; interest and current involvement in the field of counter-terrorism, security, and defence; promise of future achievement; potential contributions to Next-Gen 5.0’s mission; and desire to participate in NextGen 5.0 research projects and activities.


Free access to an international and dynamic community of young security studies researchers

Bi-monthly newsletter with exclusive offers


Access to our members-only Linkedin group


Opportunity to participate in our researcher matching program


Opportunity to participate in our mentorship program

Targeted professional development programs


Consideration for publishing opportunities on our website

Opportunity to apply for graduate studentships​

Ability to add your professional profile to the ICTYN’s global directory

Access to our job-link program

Opportunity to serve as NextGen Ambassadors

Access to professionals and academic experts for research advice and career consultancy


Significant discounts to NextGen 5.0 and partner organization events and courses


Opportunity to gain professional employment experience through our internship and volunteer programs


Consideration for appropriate research positions within NextGen 5.0 and partner organizations

How To Apply

To join, please choose the appropriate membership type and complete the online form. Please note:

  • To qualify for the student membership you must be a student and not in full time employment. Or you must have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree no more than two years ago. 

  • The election process takes a maximum of two weeks and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

  • If you are already a member and you refer a friend, you can benefit from reduced rates on your own membership.

  • Individuals are recognised as members in a personal capacity and not as representatives of any organization. Accordingly, NextGen 5.0 will not discuss an individual’s membership with any third-party organization. Payment of the subscription is the responsibility of the named individual.

  • To become a member, all mandatory fields on the form must be completed, and you must pay the annual membership subscription amount (where applicable) at the time of application.

  • During the application process, all members must complete a short personal statement of approximately 150 – 250 words.

  • The Board of Directors has absolute discretion regarding the selection of members.

  • Successful applicants will have access to their membership benefits once they have been formally accepted as members. Early access to benefits will be given at the discretion of the Board of Directors, upon request.

  • If an applicant is not accepted for membership he/she will receive a full refund of the amount submitted.

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