Rates for 2020 are as follows:

Membership category Rate Rate + VAT
Ordinary Fellow (£81 + 5% VAT) £85.05
Joint Fellows (£122 + 5%VAT) £128.10
Retired Fellow (£64 + 5% VAT) £67.20
Member (£25 + 5% VAT) £26.25
Student Fellow (£31 + 5% VAT) £32.55
Student Fellow plus ASA (£56 + 5% VAT) £58.80

Payment methods are as follows:

Direct debit

To sign up to pay by direct debit please follow this link.


Please make cheques payable to the Royal Anthropological Institute and post to Membership Manager, Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5BT.

Bank transfer

If you are interested to make a bank transfer, please contact the office, admin@therai.org.uk.

Credit card

To pay online using your credit or debit card via PayPal, select you affiliation level and then click on Buy Now.

Subscription Type

Alternatively, we now accept the following cards via WorldPay:

Visa Credit/Debit/Electron payments supported by WorldPayMastercard payments supported by WorldPay Maestro payments supported by WorldPayJCB payments supported by WorldPay

Recognising that there are members who are unable to use PayPal or who prefer not to, we now have an extra online credit card payment system you can opt to use. This service is provided by WorldPay, and does not require you to set up an account. You will simply have to key in your subs amount, your card and billing address details. Both systems are free to use.

To pay your subs using WorldPay, enter the member's name, the amount you owe in the box and click submit.

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Refunds information

If you are unhappy with the service you are provided as a RAI member, you do have the right to cancel your membership and request a refund. Each request will be considered on its merits, and in line with The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, and where appropriate a full refund will be given. Refunds should be requested by email to admin(at)therai.org.uk, within 7 days of your payment.

The Royal Anthropological Institute is located at 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7387 0455.  Registered in England no. 22388.  Charity Commission no. 246269.  Email admin(at)therai.org.uk.