How do I become a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry?
You can sign up online, where you can find the full list of membership benefits , or you can request an application form from us by contacting our membership team.
When and how do I upgrade my membership?
You can upgrade your membership when you are eligible for the next level of membership, for example:
If you have recently graduated with a degree (or equivalent) in the chemical sciences, you will be eligible to upgrade from Affiliate to Associate Member.
If you have three years postgraduate experience, you will be eligible to upgrade from Associate Member to Member.
To do this, visit www.rsc.org/upgrade, and select the category you would like to upgrade to. After you have applied online, you may be asked to produce supplementary information to support your application.
Who can be a referee for my membership application?
Preferably a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, however if you do not know a member who can act as referee, a member of a similar professional body can provide a reference. In some cases, a reference from a senior colleague, for example, your line manager or head of department will be acceptable.
Have I paid my membership for this year?
To check when your membership has been paid until, visit www.rsc.org/mydetails and check the ‘paid through’ box.
How do I renew my membership?
If you would like to renew your membership, visit www.rsc.org/renew
Can I become a lifetime member of the Royal Society of Chemistry?
Yes. To become a life member of the Royal Society of Chemistry you need to be at least 50 years old, fully retired and have held membership for at least 5 continuous years.
The cost depends on your age; to enquire contact our membership team.
When does my membership expire?
Membership expires on the 31st December each year. To continue your membership, you need to renew.
I've forgotten my membership number.
Please contact our membership team.