Low- and Lower-Middle Income Country Membership

ESCMID is pleased to offer our Low- and Lower-Middle Income Country Membership for a reduced fee of 7€ per year. ESCMID follows the classification from the World Bank. This membership is equal to the ESCMID Full membership, can be issued for maximum one year and includes the following benefits:


  • Active participation in the society
    • Voting rights, eligibility for ESCMID committees and groups, attendance to Assembly of Members
  • Journal subscriptions & online access
    • ESCMID eLibrary
    • CMI online
    • Discount on subscriptions for journals EJCMID and INFECTION
    • ESCMID member directory
  • Reduced fees for ESCMID events
    • ECCMID, ESCMID conferences and postgraduate courses, ESCMID Summer School
  • Eligibility for professional activities and programmes
    • ESCMID Study Group membership
    • ESCMID observership programme
    • ESCMID mentorship programme
    • Eligibility for guideline writing committees
  • Eligibilty for awards and grants
    • Attendance and travel grants for conferences and educational activities
    • Excellence & Young Investigator Awards
    • Research grants


Residents from the following countries can apply (as of World Bank classification from July 2022):

BeninBhutanBoliviaBurkina Faso
BurundiCabo VerdeCambodiaCameroon
Central African RepublicChadComorosCongo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.Cote d'IvoireDjiboutiEgypt, Arab Rep.
El SalvadorEritreaEswatiniEthiopia
Gambia, TheGhanaGuineaGuinea-Bissau
Iran, Islamic Rep.KenyaKiribatiKorea, Dem. People's Rep.
Kyrgyz RepublicLao PDRLebanonLesotho
MauritaniaMicronesia, Fed. Sts.MongoliaMorocco
NigerNigeriaPakistanPapua New Guinea
PhilippinesRwandaSamoaSao Tome and Principe
SenegalSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSomalia
South SudanSri LankaSudanSyrian Arab Republic
VanuatuVietnamWest Bank and GazaYemen, Rep.



If you are living / working in one of the above countries, please have your proof of residency ready and upload it during the registration process. This proof of residency must be in English language and can be the following document (passport copy is not enough):


  • Working contract / proof from employer or university
  • Approval of residency (from official authorities)
  • Copy of home rental in your name (document must be not older then 3 months)
  • Phone bill in your name (document must be not older then 3 months)

Please click on the link below for starting the application process:

For any questions, please do not hesiate to contact ESCMID in case of any questions related to this membership type: escmidmembership[at]escmid.org