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Admission fees for 2020

There is no admission fee if you are applying for:

  • Candidate Fellow
  • Junior Candidate Fellow
  • Fellow, and are a full-time postgraduate student
There is a one off admission fee of:
  • £20.00 for Fellow applications (if not already a Candidate Fellow)
  • £120.00 for Chartered Geologist application
  • £120.00 for Chartered Scientist application

Annual Fellowship fees 2020

Fellows, if you have any questions about your renewal invoice, please read the renewal FAQs.

Junior Candidate Fellow

  • £10.00 for one year

Candidate Fellow

  • £15.00 for one year, or
  • £40.00 for whole duration of full-time undergraduate course


  • Age 27 and under: £75.00
  • Age 28-33: £140.00
  • Age 34-59: £214.00
  • Age 60-64: £140.00
  • Age 65-69: £107.00
  • Age 70+: £73.00
  • Concessions: £75.00

Joint Fellowship

A shared fellowship category for two individuals both of whom are individually eligible for Fellowship. Joint Fellows may choose one free journal between them, plus Geoscientist each.

  • £139.50 for each member. 

Overseas Fellow

Fellows aged 34-59, permanently resident outside the European Union:

  • £164.00 (discount of £49.00)

Full time postgraduate students

A concessionary rate of:

  • £31.00 for full-time MSc postgraduate students (regardless of age)
  • £44.00 for full-time PhD postgraduate students (regardless of age)

CGeol, EurGeol, CSci fees

  • Chartered Geologist per year: £50.00
  • European Geologist per year: £40.00
  • Chartered Scientist per year: £50.00


Fellows receive a free online subscription to one GSL journal from the Lyell Collection, with print copies available for £16.00 per year.

As well as a free journal entitlement, Fellows can also choose to subscribe to additional GSL journals:

  • Online-only access: £48.00 per year per journal
  • Online access and print copies: £64.00 per year per journal

Open Access Publishing

Fellows are eligible for 25% discount on Open Access Publishing fees.

Full Book Collection

All Fellows receive free access to the online Book Archive, comprising Special Publications, Engineering Geology Special Publications and Memoirs published prior to the current year plus three prior years. Fellows can choose to subscribe to the Full Book Collection which extends access to all Society online books from the date of publication (including Online First book articles).

  • £89.00 a year 

Please note that access to the Petroleum Geology Conference series is not included in an FBC subscription as they are not published by the Society. No print copies or journal content are included with a Full Book Collection subscription.

NB: If you are elected to Fellowship after June, your initial payment covers Fellowship for the following calendar year. The first issue of your free journal and of Geoscientist will be sent to you from January onwards. However, if you wish to use the library, attend conferences, and/or purchase books, etc. in the months before the following calendar year you will be able to do so at Fellows’ rates.

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