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This category is for members working or studying in academia. 

Career stageDefinitionAnnual fee3 year fee



Scientists working in academia > 7 years post PhD or > 10 years post first degree£99£267

Early Career


Scientists working in academia in their first 7 years from receipt of PhD or up to 10 years post first degree£52£140



For anyone studying a PhD or Masters in immunology or related subject£32£86



For anyone studying for first degree in immunology or related subjectFree 

Senior (Retired)


Full members who have been a member for a minimum of 15 years and who is retired from full time employmentFree 

Discounted membership fees

If you wish to apply for any of the below, please reach out to us at and our friendly membership team will be more than happy to help. Please note, proof must be provided and will be reviewed on an annual basis.


Any member who is on a career break for at least six months and Full Members who earn less than £25,000 per annum can apply for a 60% discount on their membership fees. 

Low-income countries

Members in low-income countries can apply for free membership. This is available for members who are living and working in a country defined as a low-income economy by the World Bank

Refugee status and those seeking asylum 

Members with refugee status and those seeking asylum in the UK can apply for free membership. This is available for members who meet the UK Government definition of refugee in the Refugee Convention and have been issued with refugee status documentation, members in the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme for the duration of the scheme (currently 3 years) and members who have left their country of origin and formally applied for asylum in the UK but whose refugee application is being processed. You can find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions