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 Bursaries scheme is now calling for applications for students studying RIBA Part 1 and RIBA Part 2.

The bursary scheme supports students of architecture looking to embark on an RIBA-validated course within the UK. The bursaries will support students who struggle to cover their costs of living and course-related costs. It is the most generous award made to students in financial need.

In 2017/18 students can receive from £1000 to £6,000. Students applying for a RIBA part 1 bursary must be registered in the first year of a RIBA part 1 course. Students applying for a RIBA part 2 bursary must be the process of applying for a RIBA part 2 course beginning in September 2018.

The application deadline for the Part 1 and Part 2 Bursaries is 5pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

RIBA Student Hardship Funds

RIBA Student Support Fund is a new fund for 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