RIBA Student Membership

RIBA Student Membership will provide you with invaluable support and resources to help you develop towards becoming a fully qualified architect.

Membership is free to students studying RIBA Parts 1 and 2 (as well as those in their year out.)

You’ll be joining a network of over 40,000 individual Members based all over the world.

Who can join as an RIBA Student member?

The RIBA Student member category is for individuals who are studying RIBA Parts 1 or 2 (or are in their year out between Part 1 and Part 2) at an RIBA validated school of architecture anywhere in the world.

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If you have passed Part 2, you can now become an RIBA Associate Member

Why become an RIBA Student member? 

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  • The RIBA Members Information Centre can answer your questions about any aspect of architectural research or practice - Call 0207 307 3600  or email the Information Centre.
  • You'll get a 10% discount at the RIBA online bookshop (also valid instore)
  • As a member, you can borrow books from the British Architectural Library, the largest and most comprehensive resource in the United Kingdom for research and information on all aspects of architecture
  • Use the Library Enquiry Service provided by the Information Centre if you can't make it in person for research assistance (free to members only)

Start making industry connections now to help you later

Start building your network now & learn from established professionals by getting involved with your local RIBA Regional Team. They’ll be able to tell you about: 

  • Local networking events
  • Learning opportunities
  • Any mentoring or host-practice opportunities in your area

The latest developments in architectural study and practice

  • Find out about issues affecting UK architecture students via the RIBA Student Newsletter
  • Get the latest developments, advances and news from the construction industry via the RIBA Member Update
  • Attend RIBA talks, lectures and events (and get a discount if there is a fee) - visit the What's On page or contact your local region directly to find out more
  • As a student Member, you can also opt to receive the RIBA Journal for a discounted rate of £48 per year if you live in the UK and £88 per year if outside it (usually £89.50 or £142 for non members)

Funding opportunities just for Student members

  • RIBA Hardship Fund
  • RIBA Scholarships
  • RIBA Research Grants
  • RIBA Bursaries

Enter your work for an RIBA Prize

  • RIBA Presidents Medals
  • RIBA Regional Student Awards - contact your local region directly for more information about award opportunities near you  

How do I become a RIBA Student Member? 

To apply for RIBA Student Membership:

  • Register as a guest here
  • Check your emails – use the password and link that have been sent to you to log in as a guest
  • Once in, choose 'My Account' - and then choose 'Student Application' from the mini menu that opens underneath that
  • Fill in your information and get registered

What happens next

You’ll be able to start using Member online benefits within 24 hours, including the Members Only area of Architecture.com.

Within 4 weeks, your Membership will be officially confirmed and you’ll be sent an e-welcome pack with information and your card.

If you need any more information about RIBA Student Membership please feel free to contact the Membership team on +44 (0)207 307 3686 or email Membership Development.