The Zaha Hadid Foundation Bursary Programme




We are offering 3 x full fees and maintenance bursaries for our MArch (RIBA/ARB Part 2) in Designing Architecture at the London School of Architecture (LSA). The value of these generous awards amount to £36000 on top of the £12000 (minimum) salary you are guaranteed to earn on our Practice Placement programme in the first year of your study.


Aimed at talented prospective Part 2 students from low-income backgrounds (household income of £25,000 or lower) and refugees who would otherwise be unable to pursue their architectural studies. You must be eligible for ‘home’ fees and you will need to qualify as one of the following:

  • Independent – i.e over 25 and not financially dependent on your parents;
  • Young Independent – i.e. under 25 and not financially dependent on your parents; or a
  • Refugee or a Person Granted Humanitarian Protection – possibly dependent financially on your parents/relatives

The Zaha Hadid Foundation Bursaries programme has been designed to support the widening of access to and participation in architectural education and practice.


The programme is aimed at those from low-income households and refugees. We recognise and are committed to addressing the additional barriers to architectural education often faced by people with intersecting identities. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as having protected characteristics under the Equality Act (2010), especially those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in line with our Access and Participation Plan, those from LGBTQ+ communities, women and disabled/neurodivergent applicants.


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