Full, corresponding and external members
Currently, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts has 106 full, 34 corresponding, 103 foreign and 15 external members. External members of SASA were being elected only in the period between 1985 and 2006. They are Serbian citizens who live and work abroad. When they return to their homeland, they are not automatically recognized as Academy members, but rather have to go through the entire candidacy procedure as if they were new members. Neither the current Law on SASA nor the SASA Statute provide for the election of external members. Foreign members of SASA are foreign citizens who have made an exceptional contribution to the general advancement of science and art and the development of scientific and artistic links between their country and the Republic of Serbia.