Individual Members

Membership Category and Annual Fee

- Membership Newly Categorized -

KICS has loosened eligibility for student membership to expand participation by students enrolled to college or graduate school (undergraduate / master's and doctoral). Previously limited to undergraduate students, the student membership is changed as of Jan. 1, 2013, to cover 'a person with no other vocation who is enrolled to college or graduate school'. For further information, see the above table.

Category Membership eligibility
Before change After change
Full Member 60,000 won (10,000 won) 60,000 won (10,000 won)
  • A person who has at least graduated from a 4-year college and has worked minimum 2 years in practice, research, and education of ICT.
  • A person who has at least graduated from a 2-year or 3-year college and worked for minimum 4 years in practice, research, and education of ICT.
  • A person who has education equivalent to college graduation and has interest in ICT.
Associate Member 40,000 won (10,000 won)
  • A member enrolled full-time to a master's or doctoral program → incorporated into Student Member
  • A member with an occupation → incorporated into Full Member
  • A person who has at least graduated from a 4-year college or has education equivalent to college graduation and has interest in ICT.
  • A person who has at least graduated from a 2-year college or has education equivalent to college graduation and has interest in ICT.
Student ember 30,000 won (10,000 won) 30,000 won (10,000 won)
  • A person enrolled to a 2-year or 40year college and has interest in ICT.
  • A person without any other vocation who is enrolled to college or graduate school.
Life-time Member 60,000 won (no signup fee) 60,000 won (no signup fee)
  • A full member of KICS who has paid a lifetime membership fee.
  • A reduced lifetime membership fee applies to a person who is 45 years or older (born in 1968 or later) or who has been active as KICS member for a certain period of time. (For details, see the following, and for inquiry on membership signup, contact Membership Support.)
Same as before.

- A new member's fee includes a signup fee of 10,000 won (while lifetime membership requires no signup fee).

Membership Discount for Master's and Doctoral Students Starting Their Program in 2013 (new)

KICS has come up with membership discount for students who begin their master's or Ph.D. program in 2013. We hope this will provide them with an opportunity to get active as members of KICS while they are enrolled to their program. Those who are already active as KICS members are asked to bring publicity to this benefit.

Master's Ph.D. (Master's-Ph.D. integrated course)
2-year membership reduced from 60,000 won to 50,000 won 3-year membership reduced from 90,000 won to 75,000 won
* Commonly available discount: exemption of 10,000-won signup fee
* Membership is limited to those beginners of a master's or doctoral course who have no other occupation.

Membership Discount for Lifetime Member

Age
(Year of birth)
Lifetime
membership fee
Amount
of discount
Age
(Year of birth)
Lifetime
membership fee
Amount
of discount
45 (1970) 570,000 won 30,000 won (5%) 53 (1962) 330,000 won 270,000 won (45%)
46 (1969) 540,000 won 60,000 won 54 (1961) 300,000 won 300,000 won
47 (1968) 510,000 won 90,000 won 55 (1960) 270,000 won 330,000 won
48 (1967) 480,000 won 120,000 won 56 (1959) 240,000 won 360,000 won
49 (1936) 450,000 won 150,000 won (25%) 57 (1958) 210,000 won 390,000 won (65%)
50 (1965) 420,000 won 180,000 won 58 (1957) 180,000 won 420,000 won
51 (1964) 390,000 won 210,000 won 59 (1956) 150,000 won 450,000 won
52 (1963) 360,000 won 240,000 won (40%) 60 (1955) 120,000 won 48,0000 won (80%)

Membership Discount for Lifetime Member 2

Period of KICS membership Lifetime membership fee Amount of discount
7 years or longer 550,000 won 50,000 won (8.3%)
10 years or longer 500,000 won 100,000 won (16.7%)

Annual Membership Fees and Valid Period by Membership Payment Month

Membership payment month New member Existing member Membership valid period
Payment from Jan. through Jun. Both signup fee and annual membership fee Annual membership fee Payment month through December
Payment from Jul. through Oct. Both signup fee and annual membership fee Annual membership fee Payment month through December
Payment from Nov. through Dec. Signup fee and next year's membership fee Next year's membership fee Payment month through next year's December

Payment Methods

Credit card
(electronic payment)
You can pay with a credit card, using 'Payment Information Check' under 'Membership Plaza' on the homepage.
Credit card
(to be sent by fax)
If electronic payment is difficult to carry out, fill out the 'Credit Card Payment Application' below and fax it to the following number.
※ Download 'Credit Card Payment Application' (file format (HWP) / (FAX : 02-539-5588)
Bank transfer
without passbook
Account No.: Woori Bank 1005-600-543598
Account Holder: (사) 한국통신학회 ('KICS')
GIRO GIRO No.: 7502116

Membership Benefits