Student Funding

The RIBA administers a number of funding schemes to support current Part 1 and Part 2 students, as well as graduates undertaking practical experience or further research opportunities.

Financial hardship

The purposes of the RIBA Student Hardship Funds are to:

  • Alleviate financial hardship
  • Widen participation in architectural education
  • Reduce student drop-out rates

Any RIBA Student Hardship grant will be awarded from either the RIBA Education Fund or the RIBA Walter Parker Fund. Students wishing to apply should refer to the guidance notes and application form. You can also read case studies from past applicants.

Information about how you can donate to the RIBA Education Fund, to support a diverse profession and nurture the talented architects of the future can be found on the support us pages.


Postgraduate scholarships

The RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship, generously supported by Aedas Architects, provides a £5,000 scholarship for a Part 2 student, or a student wishing to take a Masters in architecture.

The inaugural RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships, generously funded by the Wren Insurance Association was launched in February 2013 to support outstanding Part 2 students who have the potential to make a significant contribution in the field of architecture.

Travel and research

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is an annual £6,000 scholarship open to architecture students at RIBA-validated schools, generously supported by Foster + Partners. The scholarship web pages provide full application details, as well as reports from previous winners.

The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship supports architecture students or recent graduates by providing an opportunity to undergo a period of imaginative and original research and travel.

The RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary, generously funded by McAslan + Partners, supports architectural and engineering students and graduates committed to the progress of community and environmental issues in economically deprived areas in the UK or abroad.

Archive of previous funding schemes

The RIBA Part 2 Scholarship was a one-off funding scheme in 2012 supporting postgraduate students of architecture as was made possible thanks to a legacy left by Mr RV Taylor.

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