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Admission fees for 2022

There is no admission fee if you are applying for:

  • Student membership (for further and higher education students)
  • Fellowship, and are a full-time postgraduate student
There is a one off admission fee of:
  • £20.00 for Fellow applications (if not already a Candidate Fellow)
  • £120.00 for Chartered Geologist application
  • £121.50 for Chartered Scientist application
  • £75.00 for European Geologist application

Annual Fellowship fees for 2022

Annual Fee Category  Description Fee
Student member Membership for students in upper secondary and undergraduate level education  £15.00
Fellow (postgraduate) Fellows studying MSc or PhD (full-time)  £45.00
Fellow (early career) 0-9 years of completing first degree   £76.00
Fellow (mid career) 10-14 years of completing first degree  £150.00 
Fellow (experienced career) 15+ years from completing first degree   £218.00
Fellow (retired) Retired and not offering services  £115.00
Fellow (emeritus) Retired and with 40+ years membership  £74.00
Fellow (concessions) Reduced fees to support Fellows on maternity / paternity leave, career breaks,
unemployed and on low income
Senior Fellows Fellows with over 50 years continuous membership  £0.00
Friends Non-professional membership for interested amateurs, Earth Science graduates
in other professions and Earth Science professionals who have left the profession
and Fellowship for more than 2 years
Special offers
RAS members receive 25% discounts off the full rate (Experienced Career)


Fellows, if you have any questions about your renewal invoice, please read the renewal FAQs.

CGeol, EurGeol and CSci fees

  • Chartered Geologist per year: £50.00
  • Chartered Geologist per year (retired and not offering services): £20.00
  • European Geologist per year: £38.00
  • Chartered Scientist per year: £51.50

Optional add-ons

  • Full Book Collection: £95.00. Allows online access to book content on the Lyell Collection published in the current and three previous calendar years.
  • For £55.00 you can add online access to an additional online journal option.
  • Visit our benefits page to find out more about add-ons

NB: If you are elected to Fellowship after June, your initial payment covers Fellowship for the following calendar year. However, if you wish to use the Library, attend conferences, and/or purchase books, etc. in the months before the following calendar year you will be able to do so at Fellows’ rates.

Apply for membership

Find out about the grades of Fellowship, apply online or download and complete an application form.


Contact us

Got a question about applying for membership? Send us an email through our enquiry form.

Support with your fees

We may be able to help if you are on a reduced income due to not working, illness or raising a family. If this applies to you, please complete our concession request form.

Please note that if you are unemployed but seeking work and would like to apply for concession, please send your request after 1 January 2022.


Contact us

Got a question about applying for membership? Send us an email through our enquiry form.