We have two broad categories of membership available: Member (standard Member), and Professional Member. Choose the membership category that best suits you, using the information below as a guide, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You don’t need to be working (or have worked) in science, technology or humanities to join the Royal Society of New Zealand. You can become a Member, provided you subscribe to our Code of Ethics. Student membership is available for full-time students (secondary or tertiary level) resident in New Zealand. We offer reduced (halved) membership fees to retired Members or those not in paid work.
If your primary interest is our public programme of lectures and events, or our Member-only discounts on tickets, books and other offers, then this category of membership is for you. Click here for the full list of benefits available to Members.
We encourage your application for Professional membership if you’re already part of the science, technology or humanities sectors, and fit our minimum eligibility criteria:
- University degree or equivalent; and/or
- Three years’ relevant professional experience
Professional membership is generally restricted to New Zealanders (based in New Zealand or overseas), New Zealand residents, or to overseas residents with a clear link to New Zealand. We offer reduced (halved) membership fees to retired Professional Members or those not in paid work.
In addition to the benefits of standard membership, Professional Members are entitled to use the honorific MRSNZ. The opportunity to be considered for expert panels, and receive notification of (and contribute to) papers on policy and emerging issues papers, is restricted to Professional Members. Click here for the full list of benefits available to Professional Members.
Please note: when joining as a Professional Member, you’ll be prompted to upload a copy of your CV, which initiates the application process for Professional membership. Approval is usually advised within a day or two, and successful applicants are emailed a link to follow to complete the registration process, and pay and join online.
For the full list of benefits available to Members, click here. We’ll update the list with new benefits as they become available, including occasional special offers, available for a limited time.
|Member – Student||$30.00|
|Member – Retired||$43.50|
|Professional Member – Retired||$69.00|
Membership fees (in New Zealand dollars) include GST, and are for a full calendar year, i.e. commencing on 1 January. A discount may be available for new Members joining later in the year; if applicable, this will be applied when you join.
Click here to join the Royal Society of New Zealand. You’ll be redirected to a secure payment site.
Remember, if you’re applying to join as a Professional Member, you should have a copy of your CV ready to upload (filetypes .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt are all suitable). Expect a response to your application for Professional membership within two to three working days.
If you prefer to contact us for alternative methods of joining and/or payment, you can email email@example.com, or phone our Membership Coordinator, Tracy Farr, on (04) 470 5759.
If you have been a Member in the past, but have resigned or let your membership lapse, the simplest way to re-join is to click on the link to join now. If you’d rather talk to us directly about your membership status, give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find information about:
- Organisational membership (Constituent and Affiliate Organisations and Branches)
- Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand
- Companions of the Royal Society of New Zealand