Fellowship is open to anyone with an interest in statistics at any stage of their career – from students through to retirees. No formal statistical qualifications are required.

This is our most popular grade of membership and, by becoming a fellow, you will be joining our active community of over 9,000 members worldwide who seek to promote the role of statistics in society. Fellowship offers numerous benefits, including:

Improving Knowledge
Professional Development
Having a Voice
Sharing Best Practice
Member discount scheme

Above all, fellowship of the Society keeps you up to date with the latest news, developments and events in the world of statistics and data analysis, as well as giving you the opportunity to support the statistics profession


Fellowship fees are £138 per year with concessionary rates available to students, new graduates, retirees and those from Economically Developing Areas (EDA). A discount is also available to those paying by Direct Debit from a UK bank account.

Membership year

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.