How to apply for Member or Fellow

APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP

If you are not currently a member of IFST, you will first need to complete our General Application Form.

Additional requirements:
Reference form (professional contact can be a referee)

If you are on existing member and would like to transfer to another level of membership or registration please send your CV for us.

APPLYING FOR FELLOWSHIP

If you are not currently a member of IFST, you will first need to complete our General Application Form.

Additional requirements:
Fellow achievements

If you are on existing member and would like to transfer to another level of membership or registration please send your CV for us.

FEES

New applicants for all grades of membership will be charged only the Associate rate for their first year's subscription. If you are a new applicant for Fellow or Member, you will temporarily be admitted to Associate membership pending full evaluation of your application. If successful, you will be charged the rate for your new category in your next subscription year.

Members upgrading to Member or Fellow may do so for free.  If successful, you will be charged the rate for your new grade in your next subscription year.

Membership subscription rates

HOW WILL MY APPLICATION BE ASSESSED?

Your application will be assessed by our Membership Assessment Panel (MAP). The Panel are all experienced food professionals who will be looking for you to draw on your direct experience to provide clear evidence that you have qualifications and experience required to be a Member or a Fellow. 

The Panel will not normally interview applicants, but if necessary a member of the Panel may telephone you to seek clarification or further explanation on a specific aspect of your application.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION

Preferably by email: Membership team

By post:

Institute of Food Science & Technology
5 Cambridge Court
210 Shepherds Bush Road
London W6 7NJ