Student Member Benefits

Connect to other students, mentors, funding opportunities, and education and career advancement.
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Free and reduced rates for students

We're dedicated to making student memberships affordable. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting institution during the current year are eligible for free and reduced membership rates.

In addition to first-year free APS membership, your first year membership includes free membership in two APS divisions or topical groups.

Are you a high school student interested in joining APS? Contact the APS membership department to let us know.

Undergraduate membership

Free for the first year, with student-friendly prices as long as you're enrolled

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Graduate student membership

Free for the first year, with student-friendly prices as long as you're enrolled

Annual Dues


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Set yourself up for success with APS membership

Launch your career in physics with APS membership as your entry point into the physics community.

If you are joining APS for the first time, you will need to create a MyAPS account to get started.

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Free first year membership

Free first year membership and low student membership rates in subsequent years

Free subscriptions

Free subscriptions to Physics Today, APS News, and weekly physics alerts

Special member journal pricing

Get APS's Physical Review journals at special rates, including free online access for students.

Expanded connections

Networking opportunities through the APS Membership Directory

Meetings and events

Reduced registration fees at APS meetings and events

Funding opportunities

Opportunities to apply for travel grants and other awards and funding

Hands-on experience

Job, internship, and research experiences for undergraduates (REU) opportunities

Even more benefits

Resources for career advancement, advocacy, physics education, getting published, and more

Be a part of the physics community

Through APS membership, students can connect with other undergraduates and graduates in physics and related fields, grow as leaders, and positively impact their communities.

APS Chapters

APS chapters support graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists at their colleges, universities, and national laboratories.

Student Ambassadors

Student ambassadors serve as a voice for physics by building inclusive communities at colleges and universities around the world.

Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

Expanding graduate students' involvement in APS and the larger scientific community

Society of Physics Students

Undergraduate members of SPS can join APS for up to three years at no cost.


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Find your professional home in a diverse physics community and actively engage in scientific education, research, and advocacy.

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Connect with others who share your special interests in physics, advance your career, find mentorship opportunities, and more.

APS offers membership dues at rates to fit a variety of circumstances and career levels.

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Discover the benefits and services available to you as a current APS member.

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If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.