Student Member Category

OSA Student Members are college-level undergraduate or graduate students who devote at least half of their time to academic coursework.

If you will soon graduate or have graduated within the past 3 years, please refer to the Recent Graduate Membership page.


The following term options are available to Student Members:

$20 USD
$10 USD for students residing in an economically developing nation

$50 USD
$30 USD for students residing in an economically developing nation

Student 3-year terms are now available to new and renewing members.

OSA Member Benefits and Services

Student Members receive a wide range of member benefits and services.

Join today for immediate access to the information, resources and networking opportunities that will help you build a successful career!

*Pricing effective through 8/31/2017. Student Members are not eligible to vote in the annual election for OSA Vice President and Directors at Large.


"[OSA Membership] is a passport in your career [and] will enhance your visibility."
– Keisuke Kojima, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs


"OSA is essential for students because it provides direct access to a network of optics professionals. Your career will be determined by who you know. Take advantage of the networking and learn about the possibilities that await post-graduation."
– Liz Cloos, University of Michigan