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It is easy to apply for membership of the Institute of Physics.

Just choose from one of the following grades and follow the instructions to join.

  • Fellow
    Indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and an outstanding contribution to the profession
  • Member
    For those with at least three years' post-degree experience during which professional skills have been acquired
  • Associate Membership
    For Registered Scientists and those who have recently obtained a first degree in the physical sciences or engineering or its equivalent
  • Students
    16-19, undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Affiliate Membership
    For professional and amateur physicists not qualifying for other membership categories who are passionate about physics and want to support the Institute's objectives. Gives access to member benefits
  • IOPimember
    This digital membership is perfect for anyone with an interest in physics

Although sending application forms electronically through the internet and e-mail allows us to conserve our resources, if you would like to receive a printed copy, and for any other queries, e-mail the Membership department with your postal address and which category of membership you are interested in.

IOP membership brochure

Email for a paper copy of the leaflet

Related information

Member Benefits Table

To view a list of benefits for each membership grade, please click to view our benefits table.

Membership for schools