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The RIBA Goldfinger Scholarship 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects in the United Kingdom (RIBA) is calling for applications to the RIBA Goldfinger Scholarship. In 2010 the Scholarship offers a grant of £14,000 to a Hungarian graduate to undertake postgraduate study or a period of professional experience in the UK. The Scholarship has been offered since 1999 and is enabled through a generous donation by the family of the late architect Ernö Goldfinger.

Who can apply?

The Scholarship is open to Hungarian nationals under the age of 35 who completed five years (or equivalent) degree level study in a recognised Hungarian institution.

What can the Scholarship be used for?

The Scholarship can be used to support a period of postgraduate study in the field of architecture, art and associated disciplines or a period of work experience in an architectural office. Both the postgraduate study and the work experience must last no longer than 12 months.

How to apply for the Scholarship

The deadline for submitting complete Scholarship application forms to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is 2 July 2010. However, all applicants must hold an offer of admission to a UK University or an offer for a work experience placement already at the time of submitting their Scholarship application to the RIBA. Therefore, it is advised to search for course and/or work placement offers as soon as possible.

How to find a University course

Scholarship applicants must hold an offer of admission from a UK University which offers courses validated by the RIBA. The attached Scholarship application from contains a comprehensive listing of such UK universities. The application form can also be downloaded from http://www.architecture.com/EducationAndCareers/PrizesScholarshipsandBursaries/RIBAGoldfingerScholarship/RIBAGoldfingerScholarship.aspx. The easiest way to find postgraduate courses provided by the listed Universities is to go to the Universities’ respective web pages and locate the postgraduate course listings. Usually the Universities provide comprehensive information about the courses’ content, entry requirements, admission procedures and tuition fees on their websites. If further information about the courses is required, the Universities’ admissions teams can provide it.

How to find an architectural practice

The RIBA is unable to assist Scholarship applicants in arranging work experience placements in the UK. However, the RIBA operates online directories of architectural practices which are available to the general public: http://www.architecture.com/UseAnArchitect/Directories.aspx. Scholarship applicants might use these directories to find contact details to architectural practices based in the UK, which they would like to approach to enquire about professional placement opportunities. Applicants are not required to limit themselves to the RIBA directories and can use any other search tools they identify.

Further information

Any questions about the Scholarship application form, the application and selection process, RIBA course validation or architectural education in the UK can be directed to Alex Nelia at the Education Department of the RIBA at alex.nelia@inst.riba.org or +44 (0)20 7307 3678.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

Best

Alex Nelia

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