The Architectural Association is committed to providing as many talented students as possible the opportunity to study at its School in London. Around one in six of all students studying at the AA receive financial assistance from the School’s Scholarship, Bursary and Assistantship programme. As well as the financial assistance the AA provides, Undergraduate UK and EU students can also apply for awards from their LEA/SLC (Local Education Authority/ Student Loan Company) respectively. For further information, go to

Please note that AA Bursary applications are only available for full-time courses/programmes at the AA.

What is the difference between an AA Scholarship and an AA Bursary?

AA Scholarships are offered to new First, Second and Fourth Year Undergraduate School applicants who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. They are available for two or three years, subject to continuing progress. AA Bursaries are offered to current AA Undergraduate School students and to new AA Graduate School students, and must be applied for on a yearly basis.

How much financial assistance is provided?

Most AA Scholarships are equivalent to one-third or two-thirds of the tuition fees. An AA Bursary award covers a student's tuition fees for either half a term or one term of the academic year's tuition fees.

Other Sources of Funding

For non-AA sources of funding please see this PDF


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