The Bartlett School of Architecture


Funding your studies

Discover opportunities for help funding your studies, whether at undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level, from The Bartlett School of Architecture, The Bartlett Faculty and UCL.

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There are several funding opportunities available for prospective and current students to assist with undertaking studies with us. Discover the range of opportunities availble from The Bartlett, UCL and external organisations for undergraduate, master's and PhD students.

Find our more about:
Prospective student funding opportunities | Current student funding opportunities | Additional costs | UCL-Wide funding

Prospective students


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We currently have two undergraduate scholarships within architecture for undergraduate students, including The Bartlett Promise Scholarship.
Undergraduate scholarships
  • The Bartlett Promise provides cross-faculty scholarships for ten undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds, worth a total of £1.2 million. 
  • The Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship provides full support for tuition fees and estimated living costs for the first three years of study of the three-year programme Architecture BSc. It is awarded on the basis academic excellence to a student domiciled in the UK.
  • The KPF Bursary provides £5,000 per year to UK student in financial need from under-represented backgrounds for the three years of the Architecture BSc programme. In addition to the award, KPF will offer mentorship throughout the programme as well as a summer internship at their London office.

Applicants who are called for interview will be sent details of eligibility and how to apply to whichever of the above are compatible with their application. 

Graduate and doctoral

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Depending on your degree of choice and eligibility, several funding opportunities are available for your postgraduate studies, including The Bartlett Promise Scholarship.
Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) funding

Eligible full-time UK and EU students may be eligible for undergraduate student support from your funding provider for both RIBA Part 1 and RIBA Part 2. 

Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) bursaries

The school offers several sponsored bursaries for Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) students to contribute to their living costs.

Applicants who have accepted an offer will be emailed details of these opportunities in the summer preceding their entry to the programme. Current sponsors of these bursaries include Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners and Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Master's and PhD scholarships
PGIM Bio-Integrated Design MSc Scholarships

The Windsor Fellowship is working with UCL to offer a scholarship sponsored by PGIM Real Estate to provide one scholarship to enable a UK domiciled student or Overseas student to pursue postgraduate study at The Bartlett School of Architecture on the Bio-Integrated Design MSc programme for 2023/24. The deadline for applications is 30 July. 2023, 11:59 UK time. Follow this link for further details and guidance on how to apply.

Ad-hoc and programme-specific awards

Details of programme-specific awards may also be given on the pages of the programme to which you are applying. If in doubt, please contact the programme director using the details given on the course pages. 

Current students

Enrolled students will receive details of ad-hoc opportunities, such as additional travel bursaries, as they arise.


Travel awards

There are a number of Bartlett travel awards and scholarships that undergraduate students can apply for.

Grocers' Company Queens Golden Jubilee Scholarship

This award rotates between The Bartlett and The Slade. A Bartlett Scholar is selected every other year (next award: 2022-23). The award provides £2,250 per year for the full three years of the Architecture BSc programme. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applicants will be considered automatically, so do not need to apply.

Graduate and doctoral   

Architecture Projects Fund & Architecture Research Fund

PhD students and staff are eligible to apply to two internal funds to carry out projects and research. Details are emailed to staff and students, and applications are invited on a rolling basis.  

The Bartlett Doctoral Funding

The Bartlett faculty offers several funds for graduate students.

Studentship: The Built Environment and Adolescent Mental Health

A one three-year studentship for a candidate on the Architectural Space & Computation MPhil/PhD programme at The Bartlett, beginning in 2022 - find out more on our PhD Scholarships and Funding page.

RIBA external scholarships
During study further scholarships may become available for students on the RIBA accredited programmes. More details can be found on RIBA's website.

Jonathan Speirs
The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund is a UK registered charity that provides support to students of architecture who wish to enter the architectural lighting design profession. Each year JSSF undertakes to provide one student of architecture with an award of £10,000 through recommendation of the Programme Directors. Details will be made available to students during their study.

Additional costs

Architecture students can expect to incur additional costs as part of their programme; however, the school aims to minimise these where possible. All students work differently so costs incurred depend on the approach they take to the brief given. The school encourages students to use recycled materials in their models and presentations – not only is it sustainable, but also cost effective and potentially innovative. The school also offers subsidies for exhibition costs.

To find out estimated costs for your chosen degree programme, visit the programme page via the UCL prospectuses:

UCL-wide funding

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.