Join the Royal Society of Chemistry

Be part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the world's leading chemistry community and professional body for the chemical sciences. 

Our membership allows you to keep up to date with the chemical sciences, provides you with supports for your subject and profession, and gives you access to a wide range of exclusive benefits. 

Applications can be completed online or submitted by post.

Benefits of Membership

Our members have access to a huge range of products and services to support them in a variety of ways.

About Membership

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Member Subscription Rates

Membership subscription runs from January to December each year. A payment to cover the first year's subscription must be enclosed with completed application forms. Payments will be banked on receipt to enable application to be processed.

Subscription rates for 2014

Fellow (FRSC)130Associate Member (AMRSC)72
Member (MRSC)
120Affiliate/Affiliate (undergraduate)72/18

*A 50 non refundable application fee must accompany all applications for Fellow

Reduced subscriptions  are available to:

  • Full time postgraduate students (including PGCE students) - 18
  • Low income members  with an income below 25,000 per annum - Fellow 65, Member 60, Associate/Affiliate 36
  • Retired members - Fellow 65, Member 60, Associate/Affiliate 36        

Chartered status  (CChem) registration fee for 2014 is 25 (application fee is 50).

Registered designations (RSci/RSciTech) registration fee for 2014 is 15.

Terms of Payment for Fees and Subscriptions

Further information on payment conditions

Membership categories

Join as an Affiliate

For those not qualified for any other category but who have an interest in the chemical sciences and its advancement. The subscription rate for 2014 is 72.

Join as an Affiliate (undergraduate)

Undergraduate students studying for a degree level qualification in the chemical sciences can join at a reduced subscription rate of 18.

Join as an Associate Member (AMRSC)

Recent graduates can apply to become an Associate Member of the RSC. The subscription rate for 2014 is 72, a reduced rate of 18 is available for postgrads.

Join as a Member (MRSC)

The main category of membership, principally for graduates in the chemical sciences with at least three years postgraduate experience. The subscription rate for 2014 is 120.

Join as a Fellow (FRSC)

The senior category of membership. Open to those with substantial career progression in promoting the advancement of chemical science. The subscription rate for 2014 is 130.

Renew, Upgrade and Change Membership Details

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Online subscription renewals

Upgrade My Membership  Members only restricted content

Upgrade your membership online, apply for the award of Chartered Chemist, or complete a previously saved application

Direct Debit Payment for Subscriptions

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Chartered Status and Registered Designations

Chartered Status

Gain professional recognition and demonstrate your excellence in the practice of chemical science

Registered Scientist and Registered Scientist Technician

Gain professional recognition as a technician or technical scientist

Downloadable Files

Terms and Conditions
Membership Subscription Renewals 2014
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2014 reduced subscription declaration
Claim for reduction in membership subscription if your income is less than 25,000 per annum
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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141