Membership Fees

The Design Society aims help to build a truly world-wide community for all aspects of development and design, enabling scientists and practitioners from developing countries to join us.

Members and Fellows Annual fees:

£100 / £75 / £50 / £25

(for countries in the World Bank categories 'high income' / 'upper middle income' / 'lower middle income' / 'low income')

(Membership fees are differentiated according to the gross national income (GNI) per capita of the member’s home country, using the annually updated World Bank Atlas method)

For further information, please download the current table of countries, their allocation according to the World Bank Atlas method classification, and the related Design Society membership fee: World Bank Classification

Associate Members Annual fees:


Associate membership is available to students or those who have recently qualified in the last two years.  The maximum period for Associate Membership is 5 years.

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