The RIBA Education Fund makes grants to Part 1 and Part 2 students of architecture in the UK experiencing financial hardship. The size of the grants awarded vary according to the applicant's individual circumstances. However, the grants are unlikely to exceed £1,000 in one academic year.
The RIBA Education Fund is open to students studying an RIBA-validated Part 1 or Part 2 architecture course, or with RIBA candidate status, in the UK.
Applicants should have successfully completed the first year of an RIBA-validated Part 1 course in the UK.
The student must have been resident in the UK full-time for at least three years prior to the start of their first course in architecture.
Please read the Guidance Notes for Applicants for full details and eligibility criteria. This also includes useful links to other sources of funding, and frequently asked questions from applicants.
Students need to complete an application form and diversity monitoring survey and submit it along with the supporting documents to the RIBA Education Department by the application deadlines stated below. Please ensure you read the guidance notes before completing this form as it provides key information about the content of the application form and full details of the assessment process.
Please note that the funds are limited, and grants can only be made for as long as the funding remains. If the Education Fund is exhausted before the end of the academic year, the later application deadlines may be cancelled.
Applications for the fund for the 2012/2013 are now closed. The Trustees will, however, still consider exceptional cases. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
We will be accepting applications for the 2013/2014 academic year in August 2013.
Please complete the diversity monitoring survey. This is for monitoring only.
If you have any queries, contact RIBA Education via email or by telephone on 020 7307 3678.
Supporting graduates undertaking professional experience
Qualifying as an architect involves a combination of academic studies and professional experience. If you are an architectural student at post-Part 1 on your year out, or have completed your Part 2 and are working towards your Part 3, you may still be eligible for support from the RIBA.
The RIBA Walter Parker Bursary supports graduates experiencing financial hardship with the transition into professional practice.