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Annual Membership Fees 2024

Membership Fee Category  Description  Fees 2024
Student member Membership for students in upper
secondary and undergraduate level
Fellow (postgraduate) Fellows studying MSc or PhD (full-time) £49.00
Fellow (early career) 0-9 years of completing first
degree (excluding career breaks)*
Fellow (mid-career) 10-14 years of completing
first degree (excluding career breaks)*
Fellow (experienced career) 15+ years from completing
first degree (excluding career breaks)* 
Fellow (retired) Retired and not offering services  £127.00
Fellow (emeritus) Retired and not offering services with 40+
years continuous Fellowship 
Fellow (concessions) Reduced fees to support Fellows on
maternity / paternity leave, career breaks,
unemployed and on low income 
Senior Fellows Fellows with over 50 years continuous
Honorary Fellows   £0.00
CGeol supplement payers   £55.00
CGeol supplement payers (retired)   £22.00
Friend Non-professional membership for
interested amateurs, Earth Science
graduates in other professions and Earth
Science professionals who have left the
profession and Fellowship for more than
2 years 

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

Admission fees for 2024

There is no admission fee if you are applying for:

  • Student membership (for further and higher education students)
  • Fellowship, and are a full-time postgraduate student
There is a one off admission fee of:
  • £21.00 for Fellow applications (if not already a Student Member)
  • £129.00 for Chartered Geologist application
  • £130.50 for Chartered Scientist application
  • £86.00 for European Geologist application

Why we created a new fee structure

At the AGM on 25 June 2021, Council approved the proposal to introduce new Fellowship categories. The new approach uses a career-based categories model, rather than the previous age-based categories model. 

Initially proposed in April 2021, we introduced these changes in response to the Fellowship Survey undertaken in 2018, the 2020 Strategic Options review and an online survey carried out in December 2020. 

Our aim is to modernise the Society, reduce barriers and stimulate growth, with the goal of becoming a fairer Society for all.

CGeol, EurGeol and CSci fees

  • Chartered Geologist per year: £55.00
  • Chartered Geologist per year (retired and not offering services): £22.00
  • European Geologist per year: £51.00
  • Chartered Scientist per year: £56.50

Optional add-ons

  • Full Book Collection: £105.00. Allows online access to book content on the Lyell Collection published in the current and three previous calendar years.
  • For £61.00 you can add online access to an additional online journal option from the following options:

NB: If you are elected to Fellowship after June, your initial payment covers Fellowship for the following calendar year. 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.

Apply for membership

Find out about the grades of Fellowship, apply online or download and complete an application form.


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Support with your fees

We may be able to help if you are on a reduced income due to not working, illness or raising a family. If this applies to you, please complete our concession request form.



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