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Why become a member?

SFS is the unified student voice that pursues common issues concerning students at a national and international level. As the overall student vote, SFS's main task is to represent the interests of the member unions and students. This means influencing issues that are important to students. SFS is a member-run organization that is based on basic democratic principles and is non-partisan and non-religious.

SFS does not work with individual higher education institutions, but this does its own corps the best. SFS, on the other hand, gathers corps around the country that together decide the priorities and which common important issues are to be pursued at national and international level. 

As a member, the student union receives a forum to meet other student unions and elected representatives. SFS offers members to participate in council meetings, member meetings and network meetings where we discuss, learn from each other and invite interesting guests for further training. 

How do you do to join as a member of SFS?

Decisions on applications for membership in SFS must be made in the union's highest decision-making assembly and then processed by SFS's council. The SFS council decides on entry by a simple majority.

In order for the application to be considered at the next SFS council meeting, the application for membership must be received by SFS's board no later than one month before the regular council meeting.

What is an interim membership?

SFS's board has the right to try and grant an interim membership that is valid until SFS's council decides on membership at the next meeting. A union with interim membership may participate in the SFS council but may not vote on the issue of its own membership.

When the decision on interim membership is considered, the board can decide on a reduction in the membership fee until the end of the financial year.

How is the membership fee calculated?

The membership fee is the financial year 2022/23 SEK 6 per represented full-time student. All member corps must report the number of students represented within their area of ​​activity to the SFS council. The reported number then forms the basis for the membership fee.

How do you apply to resign from SFS?

It is the SFS council that decides on withdrawal from SFS.

A written application for resignation from SFS must be submitted to SFS 'board no later than 5 weeks before the ordinary SFS council to be considered at the next council meeting. 

A membership that has been granted resignation from SFS is immediately deprived of its council representation.

Regardless of when the withdrawal takes place, the obligation to pay does not end
membership fee until six months after the resignation application was received by SFS