Student membership

The Association welcomes students as members. The RSA offers a platform for presenting your work to an international audience and opportunities to network with senior researchers and experts. Stay informed about regional research for your studies - from specialised conferences to reduced member’s rates, the Regional Studies Association offers many benefits to Student members.

Read what our members say:

 "I am very glad to be a member of the RSA. Your support for my research as a Ph.D. student via the European Week of Regions and Cities, the RSA Blog and the upcoming RSA conferences are invaluable motivations and more than appreciated by my side."  Irmak Çağlı, PhD student, Bogazici University, Turkey


  "RSA is an ideal international community for all students and early stage researchers to relate, grow and build up their networks. As an RSA student member, not only do I have free access to high-quality academic resources and information on latest academic opportunities, activities and events across the world, I’m also provided with various financial aids like discounts, bursaries and travel grants." Yapeng Ou, PhD candidate, Northeastern University, USA / Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy



You can join the RSA by registering here (this link will take you to a different website).

Become a member and benefit from:

Networking and Community 

Opportunities & Professional Development


RSA members have also online access to the following 16 subject related journals:

Funding opportunities



Membership Fee

Membership fees per band (12 months). Prices when joining in 2018 are as follows:

Click here, to find the territorial Band for your country of residence.

Student membership £49 £38 £27 £14

The Student rate is for full-time students only and proof may be requested.

Our membership is now based on a rolling basis and is open to all. Renewing members are eligible for a 10% discounted rate. Online payments by credit or debit cards are made in Sterling but if you would prefer to join over the phone or have any membership queries please contact us on +44 (0)1273 698 017 or e-mail

You can join the RSA by registering here (this link will take you to a different website).


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If your country/territory is not listed, please call us on  +44 (0)1273 698 017 or email and we will give you a quote. Please note: Data for China does not include Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Macao, unless otherwise noted.

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