Student Membership

Graduate university with a head start on your career


Today, having professional work experience before graduating university is more crucial than ever before. The in5/DDFC Membership offers students on-the-job skills, real-life knowledge and a supportive community as they pursue their craft.

Membership Fee 400 AED/yr


Membership criteria


  • You are a current university student enrolled in a programme that falls under any of the following disciplines: design (fashion design, product design, architecture, interior design, graphic design), tech and media.
  • 18+ years old


Not sure if you’re major is included here? Contact us or click on the link below to find out more about the segments.

Required application documents:


  • Portfolio (for Design Students only)
  • Passport copy
  • Student ID
  • College/University transcript



Access to the following benefits:  Internship opportunities • Workshops and talks • Showcasing opportunities • Competitions • Workspace, facilities & equipment • Resources • Members directory • Member privileges • Networking and events.


Membership Fee

AED 400/yr

Internship Opportunities


Connects students with leading companies in the design, tech and media sectors looking for talented and ambitious interns to provide the right opportunities to build their CVs and gain valuable experience in their field.

Workshops and Talks


Access to a variety of workshops and training sessions for professionals developed by DDFC, in5 and their partners. Workshops and talks will cover a variety of subjects from business, creative skills to debates, panel discussions and market intelligence.

Showcasing Opportunities


Year-round, members will be able to submit their work for the chance to be featured in various platforms such as in5/DDFC events, digital channels, exhibitions and pop-ups.

Workspace, Facilities and Equipment


Members can work from any of in5’s three innovation centers, in addition to accessing meeting rooms, conference spaces and get preferred rates when booking in5’s specialized studios and prototyping labs.



Members can gain recognition and win awards in local, regional and international competitions.



Access to exclusive resources including market intelligence, research studies and business tool kits.

Members Directory


The Members Directory allows members to showcase their professional profiles to promote their work, share their news and network. Visitors may search for members by name and/or discipline. The Members Directory is Dubai’s main portal to search for talent, recruit and learn about the design, tech and media sectors.

Networking and Social events


Social gatherings offer networking opportunities to connect with fellow peers and experts from the design, tech, and media communities.

Member Privileges


Discounted and preferential rates for a variety of goods and services such as materials, equipment, training, workshops, support services, wellness, F&B and more.