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Free RIBA Student Membership

Free Student Membership

RIBA student member


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

Student membership 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. By becoming a student member, you will be joining a network of over 41,000 members worldwide.

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free student membership benefits

As you grow in your studies and career, so does your membership. We run activities and projects designed to support students, showcasing work and encouraging discussions about diversity and access to the profession.

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Be connected

Being connected to clients, other architects and the latest developments in the profession is invaluable. RIBA Membership makes this possible, by helping you to:

  • access part 1 mentoring opportunities
  • join one of over 70 local member-run branches, and connect with other RIBA members via meet-ups, building tours, talks and social events
  • participate in UK branch volunteer initiatives, such as architecture festivals, public exhibitions, and working with local schools
  • if based outside the UK, get involved with a local chapter in the UAE, Hong Kong or the USA
  • find out what architecture students throughout the UK are doing and get the latest news on architectural education via the RIBA student newsletter
Students Benefit 2

Be supported

We're here to provide you with guidance and professional support at every stage of your career. As a RIBA Student Member you can:

  • access specialist knowledge on architectural practice or history by phone or email 
  • Use the Library enquiry service for research assistance or copies and scans of articles
  • access financial support through the RIBA Education Fund, RIBA Scholarships, RIBA Research Grants and RIBA Bursaries
  • 10% discount at the RIBA Bookshop
  • get a range of discounts on high street brands, cinema tickets, holidays, insurance and more
Student Benefit 3

Be inspired and informed

Inspiration can be the catalyst for outstanding creativity. We develop thought-provoking exhibitions and cultural events to stimulate your intellect and imagination

  • free entry or heavily discounted student rates to RIBA talks, lectures and events
  • discounted subscription to RIBA Journal and access articles via print, digital and mobile
  • use the RIBA Library and V&A Collection to access the world's largest collection of architectural books, journals, drawings and photographs in person and online

be outstanding and represented

The RIBA rewards the talented architects of the future who produce outstanding work. We promote innovation and encourage excellence in the study of architecture worldwide with:

  • access to regional awards as well as medals, commendations and special awards presentation ceremonies with the RIBA President 
  • opportunities to submit your work for the President's Awards for Research in a range of categories and themes
  • competitions and opportunities to get your work promoted online, in exhibitions and in RIBA publications
  • work with your RIBA regional office to campaign on the issues affecting your area


To apply for RIBA Student Membership:

  • register as a guest user online
  • check your email for the password and link to log in
  • log in with your new guest account, select 'Student Application' from the menu
  • enter your information and get registered

How it works

  • Start using online benefits within 24 hours, including access to exclusive content on
  • Within 4 weeks, your Membership will be officially confirmed and you'll be sent a welcome pack by email with information and your card
  • You'll start receiving updates from your local team about RIBA events near you (make sure you choose yes to receiving communications from us when registering)


RIBA Student Membership is available to those 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. 

Contact our membership development team by telephone on +44 (0) 20 7307 3686 or email if you have any questions about becoming an RIBA Student member.


get in touch

Contact the RIBA Membership team directly:

Already a member? Contact the RIBA Information Centre's dedicated line with your membership number ready +44 (0)20 7307 3600

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