If you are a current RSA member, you can update your details, renew your membership and access documents in the Members' Lounge. Please note that the ID is your email address. 

Join the Regional Studies Association

The RSA has been at the heart of regional studies for over 50 years. Our brand stands for expertise, cutting-edge research and reliability. We support our members with the latest research, funding schemes, networking opportunities and spaces to grow their research, career and influence. Our diverse range of membership benefits includes publications (hard copy and online), funding opportunities and awards, open networks and collaborations, an expert register, reduced members' rates for RSA events, conferences and discounted publications. Click here to see how you can benefit from the RSA membership. 

Our membership fees are based on five different categories (individualstudent, early career, retired and corporate) and on the country in which you reside. The Country Bands are based on World Bank and OECD national accounts data to allow reduced joining rates to members from countries with a lower GDP per capita. If you are not sure which country Band the country you live in belongs to please click here

With your membership fee you are supporting regional research and researchers globally. 

Are you based full-time in China? If so, you might be interested in our special membership rates for members based in China. To find out, more click China Division membership.


Payment options 

You can pay for your membership online via credit card in the Members' Lounge.

In addition, you can benefit by signing up for multiple year memberships (thereby saving on potential increases on the membership rate). 

Annual Direct Debit payers receive an automatic 10% discount on the membership rate. Due to banking constraints, this option is only available for members with a UK bank account.


RSA Membership fees 2017

Membership Categories Band A Band B Band C Band D
Individual £96 £73 £50 £25
Student £45 £35 £25 £13
Early Career £73 £55 £38 £20
Retired/Emeritus £73 £55 £38 £20
Corporate £210 £160 £109 £57


RSA Discounted Renewal fees 2017 - applies only to existing members (when renewing before expiry date)

If you are a current member and you renew your membership before it expires, we will take off 10% of the membership fee. See reduced rates in the table below. 

Membership Categories Band A Band B Band C Band D
Individual £86.40 £65.70 £45.00 £22.50
Student £40.50 £31.50 £22.50 £11.70
Early Career £65.70 £49.50 £34.20 £18.00
Retired/Emeritus £65.70 £49.50 £34.20 £18.00
Corporate £189.00 £144.00 £98.10 £51.30


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