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Free RIBA Student Membership

Free RIBA Student Membership

RIBA Student Member Abby Bird of Harrison Stringfellow

RIBA Student membership

Reach your full potential with free RIBA Student Membership. We support your studies and your path to becoming a RIBA Chartered Architect.

We ensure the next generation of architects is supported to drive our profession forward. As a student on a RIBA recognised Part 1 or 2 course, or during your Part 1 Professional Practice ‘year out’, you are entitled to free membership.

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free student membership benefits

Benefit from one-to-one student mentoring, a dedicated Education Information Service and access to funding.

RIBA student membership

Learn from inspiring projects and get in-depth analysis of the big issues

Access support and resources to help you deal with a wide variety of issues. You can:

  • exclusively access our Members Information Service team, which is there to answer any practical or technical queries
  • access the Education Information Service which provides you with study and career guidance
  • supplement your studies and receive up to a 50% discount off the cost of the RIBA CPD Programme
  • join over 6,500 visitors to the Library at 66 Portland Place and the Study Room at the V&A, benefiting from the world’s largest architectural library
RIBA student membership

Get a fresh perspective on architecture and learn from the best

We provide in-depth insight and analysis on professional issues, ensuring you always know what’s going on. This includes:

  • recieving weekly original published content packed with practical advice for members about how to thrive in a changing regulatory and business environment
  • we are here for you when one-to-one learning is required
  • accessing the Student Mentoring Programme and join more than 1,000 students learning from and being inspired by more than 570 RIBA Chartered Members across 345 RIBA Chartered Practices
RIBA student membership

Grow your network

Talk through the issues that matter to you with people who understand what you're going through. Let us introduce you to a community of architects and related professionals. You can:

  • join one of over 70 local, member-run branches and connect with other RIBA members via meet-ups, building tours, talks and social events
  • join over 150,000 people attending our events, exhibitions and talks each year
  • receive free or up to 50% discounted entry at all our architectural talks and events

Celebrate academic excellence in architecture

We reward talent, promote innovation, and encourage excellence in architecture. This includes:

  • access to competitions and opportunities to get your work promoted online, in exhibitions and in RIBA publications
  • our Part 1 and Part 2 scholarships, bursaries and Student Support Fund provide the financial support for the students that need it most
  • allocating over £200,000 every year, through our scholarships, bursaries and Student Support Fund


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) 
Top image: Abby Bird, RIBA Student Member, Harrison Stringfellow


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 a 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 a 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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