Established as a "forum for dialog between the worlds of commerce, politics, culture and academia", the Übersee Club has always pursued clear values and objectives.
Individuals and companies may both apply for membership in the Übersee Club. Applicants must submit signed testimonials from sponsors selected from among the club members, with one of these having already held membership for a minimum of five years.
The Übersee Club is recognised as a charitable foundation. The obligations set forth in its charter are chiefly met by the following:
• hosting talks, debates and discussions
• receiving guests from home and abroad in its historic clubrooms
• staging its Übersee Tag
• producing media and publications
• awarding grants to university graduates during its Übersee Tag