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Architecture Scholarships Around the World

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Planning to study architecture and need some extra funding? Check out these architecture scholarships on offer around the world, broken down by region…

Please note, partly because architecture is most commonly taught at postgraduate level, the majority of the scholarships below are for master’s or PhD courses. However, there are also some undergraduate awards on offer.

Architecture scholarships to study in the US and Canada

United States

  •  – Scholarships include an award of up to US$20,000 in architectural design, and one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning for US students. Open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing. These fellowships are to be used towards the costs of advanced study in the US or abroad.
  •  – Various architecture scholarships available for both current undergraduates and current postgraduate students, based on academic performance.
  •  – Open to both US and non-US citizens who wish to study at the Yale School of Architecture, who demonstrate financial need.
  •  – Various scholarships available for current undergraduate and graduate students in the department of architecture.
  • – A range of international/domestic scholarships to study architecture at the university.
  •  – A range of architecture scholarships are available for both soon-to-be freshmen of the university and current students.
  •  – Various scholarships available for students of different backgrounds, at undergraduate and graduate level.

Canada

  •  – The OALA provides an award of CA$1,000 for a student who has completed the third semester of the Master of Landscape Architecture program. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, performance in design studio and leadership contributions.

Architecture scholarships to study in Europe

United Kingdom

  •  – Graduate scholarships offered by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, for master’s students enrolling in the schools of architecture, art, design, history of art or music.
  •  – The Hodgkinson Scholarship is available to School of Architecture applicants only, with two awards per year available to students from any country.
  •  – Studentships available to cover the home tuition fee, or international fee for many awards, as well as a maintenance grant, for up to three and a half years. All applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first/upper second class degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing research in this field.
  •  – Five scholarships worth £5,000 each are available for the 2018/19 application cycle to support outstanding students who have the potential to make a significant contribution in the field of architecture. Applicants must be enrolled in an RIBA-validated Part 2 professional qualification course in the UK and be starting their final year in September 2018.
  •  – Scholarships are offered to first, second and fourth year applicants who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. All applicants to the main undergraduate course are eligible to apply for a scholarship, regardless of nationality or background.
  •  – Various scholarships available to study architecture at postgraduate level at the University of Kent.

Ireland

  •  – Awards of €3,000 to support students of academic excellence in their bachelor’s degree in architecture at DIT.

Germany

  •  – Scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to complete additional studies in architecture at a German university. You need to be either a US/Canadian citizen or have obtained your last degree in the US or Canada.

Architecture scholarships to study in Asia

India

  •  – The Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF) offers scholarships for technical courses at postgraduate level for commendable students who have an offer of a place to study at any Indian university.

Singapore

  •  – Open to outstanding students from all nationalities who wish to study architecture at the university.

Architecture scholarships to study in Australia and New Zealand

Australia

  •  – Scholarships are available to outstanding international students wishing to study a Master of Architecture at the University of Queensland.
  •  – Various postgraduate and travel scholarships to study architecture at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
  • – A range of scholarships to study architecture at undergraduate or postgraduate level at the University of Sydney, some of which may only be open to domestic students.

New Zealand

  •  – Available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only, this scholarship is awarded to full-time students starting their first year of the Master of Architecture (Professional) course at the University of Auckland. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and financial need.
  • – Worth one full year’s tuition fees, this scholarship is awarded based on candidates’ potential in landscape architecture and potential to fulfil the legacy of landscape architect Fred Tschopp Snr. To apply, you’ll need to submit a portfolio and two-page written statement. 

Architecture scholarships to study anywhere in the world

  •  – Scholarships of US$3000-$5000 are available for graduates who wish to study an engineering, architecture or material science postgraduate program. Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world, but the graduate program must be recognized/accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in summer 2018.

This article was originally published in October 2015. It was updated in July 2018.

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The Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina edits and publishes articles which guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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18 Comments

Can university of MIT offer scholarships for Architecture?

Hello, sorry to bother you but I will be graduating and I wish to study architecture and interior design and was wondering if there is a scholarship for international students

Hi I'm Bbek from nepal and I'm in search of college for my bachelor in architecture with the scholarship.

Miss, I am from ETHIOPIA, Can you please guide me for any scholarship in any country for the master degree in urban planning and design, and landscape design

Hi Zerihun, please take a look at our list of scholarships for African students

Hi... im mera from indonesia.. im graduate degree on taiwan chinese culture university on landscape and architecture interior design... but i doing the job as creative director on one of company in indonesia... maybe can i send my portfolio for apply the scholarship please ?

i wish i can had a chance, and wish can had a information from u guys soon

Thanks alot

Hi Mera, QS don't offer any scholarships specifically for architecture, but you could apply for scholarships such as the Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which you can browse from here.

Hi,
I am graduate in EEE from a Public Engineering University in Bangladesh.I wish to have my Masters Degree leading to Phd in Canada or USA with the scholarship.How to avail this ?
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Asalamoalikum....Miss, I am from Pakistan, Can you please guide me fr any scholarship in Germany for the master degree in architecture .done B.arch nd also diploma in architecture with goldmedl

Hi Azra, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in Germany - hopefully you can find the right scholarship for you amongst these. :)

Hello I'm student from Laos I want to study in UK or USA . How can I get scholarships

Hi Toto, please take a look at our articles listing scholarships to study in the US and the UK. 

hello ,I want to study in University of Newcastle in Architecture . How can I get scholarship?

Hi there, I'd advise you to browse the University of Newcastle's official website to see if they have any scholarships available for your course, and you may also like to read our article listing scholarships to study in the UK. :)

Miss, I am from Yemencan u pls guide me any scholarship in any country for the ungraduate degree in Engineering architecture.

Hi Ahmed, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study engineering. 

Miss, I am from Pakistan, Can you please guide me fr any scholarship in Germany for the master degree in accounting & Finance.

Hi Naveed, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in Germany