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Graduate School Application procedures


The AA is a private institution and does not belong to UCAS; therefore you must apply directly through the school. The preferred method of application is this online form. A PDF version can be made available for visually impaired applicants, upon request. Using the online method of application, you will still need to separately post your portfolio with a completed Cover Sheet (PDF) (if applicable).

In order to make an application for 2019/20 entry to the AA, you will have to register. Please use the form below to register. You only need to do this once – after you have registered, you can use your username and password to log in as often as you wish to complete your application. Don't forget the deadline!

The Graduate School does not insist on an interview as a condition of entry. However, applicants are encouraged to visit the AA for an interview with the programme’s academic staff. Appointments should be made through the Graduate Admissions Team: graduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk

Deadlines for 2019/2020 Academic Year

The Graduate School has three official admissions deadlines as outlined below:

  • Optional early-offer applications for 2019/20 close: Friday 23 November 2018*
  • Early (Winter) application deadlines for 2019/20 close: Friday 25 January 2019* (last deadline for bursary applications)
  • Late (Spring) application deadlines for 2019/20 close: Friday 8 March 2019

Both your online application, and your portfolio, must arrive by the dates listed above.Applications received after the dates above may be accepted at the discretion of the school.

* In order to be eligible to apply for a bursary, applicants must submit their application and portfolio (if applicable) no later than 25 January 2019, stating their interest in an AA bursary in the ‘Finances and Funding’ section. Applicants who require an English language examination must also have booked and passed one of the approved English language examinations listed on the AA website by 25 January 2019 in order to be eligible for a bursary. The bursary application procedure will be explained once applicants receive an official offer.

How to proceed

  • Register to create your account
  • Complete each section of the online form listed in the menu on the left
  • Submit your form and application fee of £50 (£70 for a late application)
  • Send your completed Cover Sheet (PDF) and portfolio by registered mail to AA School

Online Payment

Payments are accepted by any of the following card types; Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. There is a 1.5% charge for credit cards.

Please note payments are not accepted for billing addresses in Belarus, Burma/Myanmar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia & Serbia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Syria, Liberia, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Republic of Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Libya

Refunds at the discretion of the AA admissions department.

If you are unable to make an online payment, please contact graduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk.

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Contact

Architectural Association
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
+44(0)20 7887 4007/4067/4094

For application enquiries

graduateadmissions@
aaschool.ac.uk