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If you are a full time student undergraduate studying the biosciences then become a student affiliate member

This grade of Royal Society of Biology membership offers significant benefits and shows potential employers that you are serious about your future in the life sciences.

If you have completed your undergraduate degree and are currently undertaking a masters or PhD, please visit our associate member page for the appropriate grade.

Join our community

Start your application to join us via our member's portal, mySociety.

Membership fees

Annual fee = £15
Open University students = £12.50*

* Please get in touch with team at membership@rsb.org.uk to apply at this rate

Your student affiliate membership benefits:

Strengthen your CV

Membership demonstrates to employers your qualifications, experience and commitment to being a professional bioscientist.

Travel Grants

Five awards of £500 are made available each year to student members of the Society. The grants afford the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with biology. More information is available on the travel grants page.

Meet other members

Get access to a network of experienced biologists - members include your lecturers as well as your future colleagues and employers. Read profiles from some of our student affiliate members.

The Biologist

Receive a subscription to our leading magazine The Biologist. Biology is brought to life through an impressive range of review articles, whilst topical pieces discuss science policy, new developments or controversial issues.

Our network

The RSB welcomes membership applications from everyone irrespective of age*, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Eligibility and the awarding of membership is assessed against the RSB’s membership criteria.

The RSB is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the sector; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.


*Membership is not available to anyone under the age of 14. School or college students aged 14 to 19 can apply to become BioNet members of the RSB.