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​RIBA AHR Scholarship

The RIBA AHR Scholarship has been made possible thanks to the generous support of AHR Architects.

The aim of the scholarship is to address a perceived lack of inclusivity at Part 2 stage of the professional qualification in architecture by supporting talented students who have demonstrated commitment to their studies and to the profession, who might struggle to cover the costs associated with their course.

The scholarship wishes to support students from low-income households by awarding one scholarship of £6,000 to one student throughout their RIBA Part 2 course in the UK.

The recipient of the scholarship is assigned a mentor, an architect based at one of AHR’s UK offices, and is encouraged to attend regular meetings with their mentor throughout the course of their Part 2.

The recipient is also offered the opportunity of a four-week work placement at an AHR office, supervised by their assigned mentor. This will be a paid position and is designed to fit into the recipient’s academic timetable.

Information regarding the next application cycle, such as eligibility and assessment criteria, and how to apply will be published in spring 2024.

Nuala Moya Durkin, recipient of the 2023 RIBA AHR Scholarship

2023 recipient

Nuala Moya Durkin is the recipient of the 2023 RIBA AHR Scholarship that will support her Part 2 studies at the University of Cambridge.

On receiving the scholarship, Nuala said:

"I am incredibly thankful to RIBA and AHR for selecting me as the recipient of this year's award. The scholarship will be invaluable over the next two years for my personal and professional development. I am excited for what the next two years hold and look forward to seeing how my connection with AHR and practice can positively affect the research and design work I complete in Cambridge.”


If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact the RIBA Education Projects team at

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Image courtesy of Nuala Moya Durkin, recipient of the 2023 RIBA AHR Scholarship

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