eStudent Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about IBMS eStudent membership, joining, renewing your membership and what happens when you graduate 

Who can join?

To be eligible for eStudent membership you must be:

  • studying for an undergraduate degree in biomedical science
  • studying for a postgraduate degree in biomedical science (MSc, PhD)
  • studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to biomedical science
  • studying for A Levels (or equivalent level qualifications)
  • in Further Education studying a relevant subject 

On placement?

Students on a placement year or a year in industry can join the IBMS as an eStudent.

Studying part time?

Students studying part time can join the IBMS as an eStudent.

Taking top-up modules?

Students taking top-up modules or in supplementary education at a University can join the IBMS as an eStudent.

If you graduated with an ordinary degree you can join the IBMS as an Associate while you take top-up modules. 

If you graduated with an honours degree you can join the IBMS as a Licentiate while you take top-up modules.

Already a member of the IBMS? 

If you are already a member of the IBMS (Associate, Licentiate, Member, Fellow) you cannot join the IBMS as an eStudent. 

When does my eStudent membership start and finish?

IBMS eStudent membership is a yearly membership running from January to December each year.

As the academic year begins in September we open joining to new eStudent members in September and often run discounted membership. Please contact for more information.

How do I renew my eStudent membership?   

IBMS membership runs from January to December each year

You will be sent an email reminding you to renew your eStudent membership in December. 

If you do not renew your eStudent membership by April your membership will be cancelled.

You can join at any point during the year but your membership will always need to be renewed in December of that year unless you joined during the discounted membership offer.

You can renew your eStudent membership by visiting your MyIBMS page.

What happens when I graduate?

When you complete your degree you can upgrade your IBMS membership 

Find out how to upgrade your IBMS membership.

Further questions?

If we haven't answered your question here please contact our Membership Team