Fees

Please note: we have temporarily suspended Direct Debit as a payment option for new joiners whilst we implement a new, online Direct Debit system. We aim to have this up and running by mid-October. You are still more than welcome to join us, paying by credit or debit card.
If you would like to be informed when we are accepting Direct Debit applications again, please contact us at membership@rss.org.uk.

Our membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December annually. Our subscription fees for 2019 are:

Fellow
- Full: £140 / £130 (DD)
- Concessionary: £70 / £65 (DD)

GradStat*
- Full £150 / £140 (DD)
- Concessionary: £75 / £70 (DD)

CStat*
- Full : £186 / £176 (DD)
- Concessionary: £93 / £88 (DD)

e-Student - FREE
e-Teacher - FREE

For those paying by Direct Debit, a £10 discount is available on our full-rate fees and a £5 discount on our concessionary fees.

*GradStat and CStat fees include your fellow fee. CStat fellows with Chartered Scientist (CSci) pay an additional fee of £50 that includes an annual renewal fee for Science Council registration. CSci fees are not subject to any discount.

Fellow membership currently runs from January to December, but we accept applications throughout the year. If you join between January and August, you will be paying retrospectively from January, but will be sent a complete set of your publications for the current year. In September this year we will be introducing anniversary renewals whereby new joiners will receive a year’s membership from the month of joining. Please contact membership@rss.org.uk if you would like to know more.

Concessionary Fees

Concessionary fees are available to:

Students – those in full time higher education or undertaking a part time PhD.

New Graduates – those who have graduated within the last two years. The concessionary rate will apply for 5 years from the point of joining.

Retired – for those who are retired from full-time employment or not professionally active and do not have an earned income of over £12,500 per annum.

Economically Developing Areas (EDAs) – for those who are located in EDA countries as defined by the RSS.

Other ways to reduce your fees

Tax relief - If you pay for your own RSS membership and you are a UK tax payer your membership fee might be tax deductible (eligible for tax-relief). Please visit www.rss.org.uk/tax for more information.

Ask your employer - your employer may be willing to reimburse you or pay for your subscription if membership contributes to your professional development.

Corporate membership – our corporate members are entitled to a discount on their membership fee. A list of our current corporate members can be found here. To find out more about how your business can become a corporate member, please contact Rosie Sweeney at r.sweeney@rss.org.uk.