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Support your future in sport science through ECSS membership

We are a non-profit scientific organisation devoted to the promotion and dissemination of multi-and interdisciplinary research in sport and exercise science. Founded in Nice, France in 1995, we have established ourselves as the leading sport science community in Europe, with a truly international demographic.

ECSS members are the heart and soul of the College, you are at the centre of all we do. Our missions are largely based around supporting you in your career as well as the field of sport science. We aim to:

  1. Disseminate high quality, innovative science
  2. Empower the development of young scientists
  3. Build and retain an engaged ECSS community
  4. Develop strong partnerships within the private and public sectors


 Why become a member?

  • Support the field of sport science
  • Be part of an international community with similar interests and goals
  • Access a range of sport science benefits and products
  • Receive a discount on the ECSS Annual Congress
  • Participate in the prestigious Young Investigators Award
  • Progress your career in sport science

What are the membership options?

Our membership is available on an annual basis under the following categories:

  • ECSS Member 100€
  • Student Member 50€

Please see our Fellowship page for information on how to apply for ECSS Fellowship. ECSS Fellows require a minimum of five years ECSS membership history. Fellows who have not paid their membership fees for consecutive years will lose their ECSS Fellow status. 

What benefits and products will I have access to as an ECSS member?

  • ECSS Webinars
  • A 20% discount on registration fees for the ECSS annual congress
  • Full online access to the European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS), including back issues plus bimonthly hard copies (when ordered) and latest articles (including DOI) published ahead of print
  • Access to additional selected journals from Routledge, Taylor & Francis (currently: Journal of Sports Sciences)
  • Discounted books from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Discount on language checking, proofreading, and editing of papers and conference presentations – offered by JM Proofreading & Editing
  • Participation in the ECSS Young Investigators Award (YIA) – only members are eligible to enter the YIA competition
  • Opportunity to vote in the ECSS elections
  • Opportunity to be nominated for ECSS elections
  • Opportunity to be elected for boards
  • Latest ECSS news and information

ECSS also supports your career development through its freely available Job Vacancies and Events Calendar, the ECSS congress abstract database, and public video channel, which hosts a wide variety of scientific presentations from each annual congress.

How do I become an ECSS member or renew my existing membership? 

To renew your membership please log into your ECSS account and visit the secure membership page to select the membership category that applies to you.

To become a new member, please visit our homepage and go to ECSS Account Log In to set up a new member account. Once you have set up your account, visit the secure membership page to select the membership category that applies to you.

Membership requirements

To become an ECSS member, you must hold a university-level degree in the field of sport and exercise science or its sub-disciplines. 
Student members are undergraduate or postgraduate students in the field of sport and exercise science and its sub-disciplines. Student members are entitled to all membership benefits.
Please note that we only accept international student IDs for student registration. An international student ID is available for every student worldwide and it provides you with many discounts on hostels, restaurants, museums and more. You can easily obtain your international student ID by visiting Please send a copy of your international student ID to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to prove your student status.

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Thank you for supporting the European College of Sport Science

If you have a spare moment, please take part in our membership survey which we use to improve our package every year!


We have multiple options available for ECSS membership, including special pricing for student members. You now have the chance to sign up for more than one year and make a saving at the same time. By becoming an ECSS member you will become part of an important community and have access to a fantastic range of benefits such as discounts and journal access.
In 2021 ECSS launched its own webinar series: ECSS Webinars, designed especially for ECSS members. Speakers and topics are announced via the ECSS newsletter and social media. We hope you are enjoying this new initiative and welcome your feedback!


European College of Sport Science

Aachener Strasse 1053-1055
50858 Cologne Germany

Phone: +49 221 9626 2771
Fax: +49 221 9626 2779


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The ECSS is a non profit organisation, dedicated to Sport Science.

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