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RICS student

RICS student

RICS student status is free for those on their way to a professional career in surveying within land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. This includes full and part-time students, as well as apprentices.

Being an RICS student is free and can help you realise your potential by working to the highest standards of education at college or university.

The study help and networking opportunities available to you as an RICS student helps you to not only excel in your course but gives you the support to take your first step to becoming a future leader of the profession.

Study help

RICS is the thought leader across land, property, construction and infrastructure and therefore we have access to a wealth of information and knowledge to not only help with your studies but keep you at the forefront of industry developments.

Latest news and articles from RICS

RICS Journals and Modus: High-quality news, opinion and commentary

RICS Professional Standards: Our standards and guidance cover all areas of surveying practice

Research: independent research to provide information, stimulate debate and promote cutting-edge thinking

Grow your network – you are a part of RICS Matrics

You automatically become a member of RICS Matrics as part of your RICS Student status. It not only provides an excellent network of local, regional and nationwide contacts but provides a good source of advice as well as being good fun – with regular social events and networking opportunities. 

RICS Students are encouraged to become involved locally and can benefit from mentoring schemes, access to literature and market intelligence. Career advice and APC mentoring support is provided in a social environment as well as more formally as part of the university visits and forums. Placements and business opportunities are often offered as part of the RICS Matrics network. 

Find out more about RICS Matrics

RICS Matrics is there to help you realise your true potential as you develop your surveying career. It provides an incomparable level of support not just at the start of your career – but right up to being ten years post qualified.

Helping you to achieve Chartered qualification

Gaining an RICS accredited degree will put you ahead of the competition.

Once you are working in the field of surveying you can enrol on our Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) and start your journey to becoming a Chartered Surveyor.

More information about the APC route to Chartered qualification

Finding a graduate job

RICS Recruit is our official jobs board, connecting you with professionals surveying jobs worldwide. 
Access all jobs as well as articles with tips and advice on careers information, including CV and interview tips.

Visit the RICS Recruit Graduate Hub

Work Placements

You can start your journey to an RICS qualification whilst undertaking a work placement.
Become a RICS Student and then follow the steps below :

  • Choose a sector pathway suitable to your planned placement experience
  • Email our enrolments team to advise us that you are starting to record your experience
  • Obtain guidance/support from employer and counsellor (a professional member MRICS or FRICS). If your employer/counsellor requires additional support they can contact an RICS Mentor (candidate support page link)
  • Obtain sign off of the competencies achieved, by a professional member (as per counsellor role), in order to be able to use this experience towards the minimum of 400 days/2 years APC requirement
  • Email our enrolments team a letter to from your counsellor confirming when your work placement started and finished and that you were working towards APC requirements
  • Following graduation, and when employed, you'll be able to enrol onto APC to become a Chartered member
  • After a minimum of 1 year of structured training, post-graduation of an RICS accredited degree and after recording a minimum 23 months APC, your counsellor will decide when you are ready to apply for the APC final assessment

Join RICS Student

If you haven't already got an online account, you'll need to create one.

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Then you can apply to be a RICS Student

Apply to become a RICS Student