A quick read of it suggests the USP is the concept of a FIDE Student Rating.
The material issued by FIDE
http://cis.fide.com/images/stories/down ... oadmap.pdf
contains no proposals or outlines that I could see as to how this is defined and how it works.
(edit) I found a bit more.
At http://sm.fide.com/site it says
The first step is to register as a member. Basic membership is free, but â€¦
FIDE Premium Student Membership gives you a rating. It puts you on the same ladder as the World Champion and more than 130,000 competition players.
Isn't there the minor complication of playing in competitions registered for international rating and scoring 1 from 9 against existing rated players? For that matter national federations may require various memberships at an additional cost.