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Studying architecture

studying architecture

Studying architecture

If you've already decided to study architecture, you'll know that inspirational, exciting and challenging times lie ahead. The RIBA has a wide range of resources and services on offer to support students. 

Studying architecture

Make informed decisions about the next steps in your education and career by finding RIBA Validated courses and institutions.

Discover the British Architectural Library and RIBA Information Centre, visit our Drawings and Archives collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, or browse our online RIBAPix image database to order prints at a heavily discounted rate.

Get answers to funding queries and find out about the wide range of scholarships and bursaries managed by the RIBA. Learn about the career paths other students have taken from our destinations research.

Studying architecture

Take advantage of what your professional institute can offer you.

the biennial RIBA Student Finances Survey and the annual RIBA Student Destinations Survey

Funding your education

​​How will you fund the costs associated with studying architecture? Our general advice on funding your architectural studies.

access funding opportunities

Access financial support

Information and eligibility criteria for bursaries, grants and funding for current architecture students. Use our list to find opportunities and check your eligibility.

Find RIBA Validated courses

The RIBA validates programmes at schools of architecture and course providers across the UK and worldwide. Find out where to study, or how to apply to have a course validated.

Support architecture students

RIBA Student Support Fund

Find out how the RIBA supports architecture students, and read about the experiences from three recipients of the RIBA Hardship Fund.

President's Medals

Rewarding talent, promoting innovation, and encouraging excellence in the study of architecture worldwide.

Free RIBA Student Membership

If you're studying RIBA Parts 1 and 2, RIBA Student Membership will provide you with support and resources to help you qualify as an architect.

Data about architecture schools in the UK

Apply for RIBA PEDR mentoring and monitoring

RIBA PEDR provides information and guidance for students, their employers, and schools of architecture.

RIBA student mentorinig

Student Mentoring

Participating Schools of Architecture offer mentoring to undergraduate RIBA student members during the autumn and spring each academic year. The mentoring scheme gives students an insight into practice and enhances the learning experience.

RIBA Part 3

Prospectus and information for the RIBA Part 3 course and examination, including eligibility requirements, professional criteria assessed, course dates, and fees.

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