Architecture & Town Planning Students

Architecture and Town Planning students who wish to apply for additional funding may find the list of charities/trusts below a useful starting point.

RIBA Part 2 Bursaries

The RIBA Part 2 Bursaries scheme is now calling for applications.

The bursary scheme supports students of architecture looking to embark on an RIBA-validated Part 2 course within the UK. The bursaries will support students experiencing financial hardship who otherwise may not continue with their architectural studies. It is the most generous award made to students in financial need.

In 2016,up to five bursaries of £6,000 will be available to support five Part-2 students for the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18. Successful students will receive £1,000 a term throughout their Part 2 course (for up to a maximum of six terms). The student must have been offered a place on, or be applying to, an RIBA validated course at a school of architecture in the UK.

The deadline for 2016/17 applications has now passed.

RIBA Student Hardship Funds

RIBA Student Support Fund is a new fund for the 2017/18 academic year. It isn't open yet but will be available during the 2017/18 academic year. The purposes of the RIBA Student Hardship Funds are to:

  • Alleviate financial hardship of students of architecture
  • Assist students financially in gaining professional experience
  • Widen participation in architectural education
  • Reduce student drop-out rates

Grants of up to £3,000 are awarded to help architectural students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship to continue their studies. Applications for 2016/17 have now closed.

RIBA funding schemes - the RIBA Education department administers a number of bursary and scholarship schemes to help architecture students

Royal Town Planning Institute - provide support to members of RTPI and their families who are in genuine financial hardship