Student membership is available if you are currently enrolled in any educational institution, not just accredited planning schools. It gives students who have an interest in planning the opportunity to access services provided by the RTPI at an early stage of their career.
Students who successfully complete an RTPI accredited degree can apply to Licentiate membership. This is the first step of the Assessment of Professional Competence Route towards Chartered Town Planner.
Brian Kavanagh, Student, University College Cork
You are eligible for Student Membership of the RTPI if you are a student on a full-time, part-time or distance learning course. You can be a student member for a maximum of 10 years.
Free student membership
You are eligible for Free Student Membership of the RTPI if you are:
- a student in your final year of a combined RTPI accredited qualification
- a student in your final year of a spatial RTPI accredited qualification and you have previously completed a specialist RTPI accredited qualification.
- a student in your final year of a specialist RTPI accredited qualification and you have previously completed a spatial RTPI accredited qualification.
All RTPI accredited qualifications are listed on the website by university and state whether they are spatial, specialist or combined. All queries relating to the accredited status of a particular course should be directed to RTPI Education.
As a student of planning you are taking the first step towards a highly rewarding career. By becoming a Student Member of the RTPI you will be demonstrating your commitment to the profession. You will also be able to participate in the Institute's activities to promote planning and access a wealth of information and knowledge on planning policy and practice.
You can benefit from member services such as free access to publications, membership of networks such as the Young Planners Network which are available to all members.
The annual subscription rate for student membership is £90 (EU) or £57 (Non-EU) for the first 3 years, then respectively £170 (EU) or £107 (Non-EU). Students earning less than £14,250 may be eligible for a reduced subscription. Students wishing to apply for free membership should complete the same application process. There is no administrative cost to apply for student membership.
Student Application Form
Student Membership Information Sheet