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Universities Scheme

Young Freemasons of the Universities Scheme
A Freemason standing around Covent Garden in London

About the Scheme

Tradition and continuity are just two of the values which characterise the relationship between Freemasonry and universities. It was over 200 years ago that the first university Lodge – Apollo University Lodge – was founded at Oxford in 1818.

Two young Freemasons chatting

How to join

Becoming a Freemason and joining a University Scheme Lodge couldn’t be easier – if you’re aged 18 and over and currently studying at University in England or Wales, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

Three Freemasons are chatting in the park

Scheme Lodges

There are now 87 Lodges and seven Chapters pursuing a similar, yet distinct, course across England and Wales, where towns and cities have universities.