Architecture (Part 2 ARB/RIBA) Graduate Diploma: Fees and bursaries
Current fees for this course
The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK or EU), 'Islands' or 'Overseas' student. In 2013/14 the fees for this course are:
|Home (UK and EU students)||£3,465
|Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man)||To be confirmed by the Island Authorities|
This fee applies to students studying for the BSc(Hons) top-up or the PgDip Architecture (RIBA Part 2) in the 2013/14 academic year.
Eligible UK and EU students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.
Need to know more?
See our funding website for more information.
Our Money Matters guide (PDF) provides details on how and when to pay your fees for the 2012/13 academic year.
It includes information on instalment plans and guidance for employers/organisations if they are paying your fees. It also contains useful information on how and where to receive financial advice.
Please be aware: the information in this guide relates to 2012/13 entry. Information for the 2013/14 academic year will be confirmed at a later point.
RIBA Education Fund
As an RIBA-validated School of Architecture, there are student funding opportunities offered by the RIBA to assist with your studies at Kingston University.
The RIBA offers the following hardship funds:
- The RIBA Education Fund, which provides bursaries to current Part 1 and Part 2 students of architecture in the UK who are experiencing financial hardship. The student pages of the RIBA website provide guidance notes for applicants and the application form.
- The RIBA Walter Parker Bursaries, which provides funding for students and graduates of architecture undertaking practical experience who are experiencing financial hardship. Students undertaking stage 1 or stage 2 practical experience should refer to the guidance notes and application form.
The funds are open to students of architecture who have been a UK resident for at least three years prior to starting their first course in architecture including anyone who has previously applied for the current academic year's ALF, whether they were successful or not. In the 2011/12 academic year, just under £70,000 was awarded to 84 students enrolled in architecture across the UK on the grounds of financial hardship from the RIBA Education Fund.
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"It was exactly the curriculum I had been hoping for when I set out to become an architect and the approach to the craft has stood me in good stead ever since." Lesley Anne Price, Thailand