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 three 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 gain access to unique benefits and professional development opportunities.

Invest in your future. Join today for immediate access to the information, resources and connections 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