Postgraduate Student Member


Postgraduate Student Membership is available for those registered for a higher degree.



Postgraduate Student Membership costs from £41/year or £110 for three years. Members outside the UK and EU have the option of receiving hard copies of Microbiology Today magazine for an additonal supplement.


Joining the Microbiology Society as a Postgraduate Student Member offers plenty of opportunities. We've listed just some of them below.

  Full Member Full Concessionary Member Postgraduate Student Member Undergraduate Student Member Affiliate Member
Monthly e-newsletter
Electronic access to Microbiology Today
Print subscription to Microbiology Today^  
Reduced registration for Annual Conference and Focused Meetings
Discount to publish for open access in Society journals    
Eligible to apply for Society grants**  
Eligible to apply for FEMS~grants  
Access to the Membership Directory  
Access to professional development content  
Can hold office and vote    
Eligible to join the Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum  

** Grant eligibility varies by grade and length of membership. See each grant for details.
 Careers Conference Grants only.
^ An additional supplement is payable by those members outside of the UK and Ireland who elect to receive a print copy.
~ Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

Get more involved

There are other ways that Postgraduate Student Members can get more involved with the Society:

  • Engage with our wider communities through the Federation of European Microbiological Socities (FEMS) and the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS).
  • Take advantage of our 'opportunities to shine' – opportunities to enhance your CV and stand out from the crowd.