To qualify for the free Student Affiliate membership, you should be in full-time study and intending to follow a career in aerospace.

Click here to apply online to become a Student member.

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If you're already a Student Affiliate member, add it to your LinkedIn profile to let your colleagues and peers know and proudly display your RAeS membership.

Free membership is available for the duration of your course and gives you the benefit of the monthly online magazine, AEROSPACE.

If you are a part-time student or if you prefer to receive paper copies of the above magazine, UK based students pay £44.00 per year. Apply online and press the 'subscribe' button when prompted (NB: Remember to include your address). Students in Australia, New ZealandPakistan and South Africa should contact their local Division if they want to receive paper copies.

At the end of your studies, you will automatically be invited to upgrade to e-Associate of the Society. 

Click here to apply online to become a Student member.

If you are due to complete your current level of study, but will be continuing your studies, please complete the following form and email it to and we will be able to extend your student membership.

Other benefits

  • Free attendance to over 400 lectures and events worldwide and often at a branch or Division near you
  • Free 1-2-1 careers guidance for UK-based students
  • Support towards professional registration (EngTech, IEng and CEng) with Engineering Council
  • Get involved with our Young Persons Committee which has over 6000 like-minded young professionals worldwide. Exclusive chance to enter the Young Members' annual Aerochallenge competition
  • Access to Scholarship Schemes such as the Centennial Scholarship Fund
  • Use of our internationally renowned National Aerospace Library
  • FREE places at RAeS Conferences (subject to availability)
  • Access to the Members' area of the Society's website where you can update your contact details

Young people on industrial placements in the UK which are organised by The Year in Industry for 12 months before starting a degree course also benefit from free membership - contact YINI for details.

Careers and Professional Development Workshops

Are you graduating soon in the UK? The RAeS offers FREE Careers Guidance workshops to groups of students at your university. You can learn useful tips on how to prepare your CV, making online, written applications & "selling" yourself at that vital interview. Non-members are also welcome to attend these sessions and there will be an opportunity to find out about how membership can continue to help you in your future career. Email or for details.

Is my degree accredited?

Graduates with accredited degrees have a distinct advantage when they apply for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer registration with the Engineering Council and many employers will take this into account when recruiting graduate engineers. The Engineering Council has a searchable list of all accredited courses by the Society and other professional engineering institutions across the globe.  These courses are all accepted by the Society for membership and registration.

For more information on registration go to the Registration & Accreditation section.


mycareerpath is the Society's online log book which young professionals can use free of charge to record their experience and achievements. Designed originally for those working towards Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech), all members can use the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) option to record their professional development.

Click here for more information on mycareerpath

Upgrade your membership

Once you complete your degree you can upgrade to e-Associate so you can start using the post-nominals ARAeS after your name. Those going into a career in engineering can also apply also for Interim Registration with the Engineering Council if your degree is accredited as meeting the academic requirements for CEng or IEng in full.

Progress through the membership and registration levels as your career develops. For further information email