Information - Application Process & Guide

Application Process

To become a Student Member, you (or a parent) must fill in the registration form.

At the end of the registration form, you have a choice:

- to click "submit" and become a basic member, or

- to continue on to the payment page to become a Premium Member.

What are the differences between Premium and Basic membership?

Premium Members receive:

a FIDE Student Rating - this puts you on the same ladder as World Champion Anand

a proper membership card (with your photo if you wish)

a free gift - this varies according to where you live but is at least an e-book

a welcome letter from the President of FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

a weekly newsletter with tips on improving and some puzzles (email)

unlimited access to the Premium web site (psm.fide.com)

Basic Members receive

a basic membership 'card' (pdf format) sent by email

a welcome letter from the President of FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (email)

a monthly newsletter with a small taste of what you are missing by not being a Premium member.

Premium Membership costs just 10 euro a year and takes effect as soon as receipt of your payment is confirmed.

Guide

There is some material here at sm.fide.com that you are most welcome to use, even if you choose not to join.

You will find them if you Click on the Free Downloads button.