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Student Grade

CIBSE student membership is for those currently registered on an engineering course of study. Our members come from a wide range of engineering disciplines within the building services sector around the world. 

CIBSE student membership is free to full time students for the duration of their course and a significantly reduced rate for part time students. Please visit Membership Fees for our current fees.

Before applying online, you will need:

  • Proof of enrolment - a copy of your enrolment letter, in English confirming the start and end dates of your course and whether the course is full time or part time.

Please note: the following links are for those who have not previously held student membership with CIBSE.
If you are a current/previous student member and are due to start a new course of study, please see 'Starting a new course?' below.

Join online as a new Full time student
Join online as a new Part time student 

Student membership will enable you to become involved in the life of the Institution, and to take advantage of the valuable services it offers to develop your career. It demonstrates your commitment to the industry, and enables you to become involved in the promotion and development of the profession and the built environment.  Join our community of over 20,000 members today and belong to a global network of professional support and expertise

Starting a new course?

Once your course has finished, your membership will be automatically switched to our Affiliate grade.
If you are due to start a new course, please submit your course information using the form below, you will receive email confirmation once your membership has been updated. If there are any changes to your contact details, please update them via MyCIBSE.

Submit your new course details here

Benefits of CIBSE student membership  

  • Free subscription to the CIBSE Journal (electronic copy sent monthly), and the Student ENewsletter.
    Keep up to date with the latest industry news, events and legislation.
  • Free and unlimited access to the CIBSE Knowledge Portal
    Immediate, online access to search and download the full range of CIBSE publications. These include the CIBSE Knowledge Series which contains accessible introductions to a variety of building services topics to help you study more effectively as well as the CIBSE Student Databook which is an invaluable tool you will use in your studies.
  • Countless networking opportunities
    Meet other young professionals and students in the industry. Get involved in CIBSE groups and societies including the Young Engineers Network; with regional centres that aim to provide a forum & support network for young engineers.
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development
    CIBSE offers members full support through education, training and resources, enabling you to progress your career in the right direction.
  • Substantial discounts
    CIBSE members can get up to half price off printed copies of publications from CIBSE and other publishers as well as valuable discounts on CIBSE events, conferences and training courses.

Gaining professional membership and registration

Once you have completed your course of study we recommend and encourage you upgrade to an appropriate grade of CIBSE membership.

We can also advise you on gaining professional membership of CIBSE and registration with the Engineering Council at Licentiate/Engineering Technician, Associate/Incorporated Engineer, Member/Chartered Engineer, Member/Incorporated Engineer.  We can offer you the support and assistance to help you at each stage of your application process.

To speak to one of our team call 020 8772 3650.