Membership with WPA


1. Society Memberships

  • Member Society - Download Admission Application - Format: Word | PDF
  • Affiliated Association - Download Admission Application - Format: Word | PDF

2. Individual Memberships

  • Regular Individual Members – Every regular and enlisted psychiatrist member of a Member Society is de facto a regular individual member of the WPA.
  • Special Individual Members – A qualified psychiatrist may apply for Special Individual Membership of the WPA if he/she resides in a country without a Member Society.
    Download Admission Application - Format: Word
  • Affiliated Individual Members – Health professionals and scientists may apply to become Affiliated Individual Members of the WPA.
    Download Admission Application - Format: Word


Regular, Special and Affiliated Individual Members and Fellows are expected to participate in the activities and scientific meetings of the Association, to share the goals of the WPA and to adhere to its ethical standards (i.e., the Madrid Declaration and other WPA ethical documents).

Special and Affiliated Individual Members and Fellows are entitled to receive information directly on the activities of the Association and will receive other services according to the By-laws and to the decisions of as decided by the WPA Executive Committee.

Regular, Special and Affiliated Individual Members and Fellows have no voting rights.


1. Please download the appropriate membership application from the Membership Type list above:

a. Choose the download file format (Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Word (.doc) file).
b. Check out the Classification of Countries and Regions table below for individual membership applications.

2. Send completed application to:

WPA Secretariat
Psychiatric Hospital 2, ch. du Petit-Bel-Air
1225 Chêne-Bourg Switzerland
Phone:+41 22 305 57 30
Fax: +41 22 305 57 35

Classification of Countries and Regions

Group A: High Income (U$S 125)

Australia Iceland Portugal
Austria Ireland Qatar
Belgium Israel Singapore
Canada Italy Spain
Cyprus Japan Sweden
Denmark Korea Switzerland
Finland Kuwait United Arab Emirates
France Luxembourg United Kingdom
Germany Netherlands United States
Greece New Zealand  
Hong Kong-China Norway  

Group B: Upper-middle Income (U$S 100)

Argentina Czech Republic Saudi Arabia
Bahrain Hungary Slovak Republic
Barbados Malaysia Slovenia
Brazil Mauritius South Africa
Chile Mexico Taiwan
Croatia Poland Uruguay

Group C: Lower-middle Income (U$S 75)

Albania Georgia Papua-New Guinea
Belarus Guatemala Paraguay
Bolivia Indonesia Peru
Bulgaria Iran Philippines
Colombia Jordan Roumania
Costa Rica Kazakhstan(*) Russian Federation
Cuba Latvia Syria
Dominican Republic Lebanon Thailand
Ecuador Lithuania Tunisia
Egypt Macedonia Turkey
El Salvador Morocco Ukraine
Estonia Panama Venezuela

Group D: Low Income (U$S 50)

Armenia Honduras Nigeria(*)
Azerbaijan India Pakistan
Bosnia-Herzegovina Iraq Senegal(*)
China Kyrgyz Republic(*) Yemen
Ghana(*) Nicaragua Yugoslavia




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