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 2020/21 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 (except for PhD, either by Skype or in person). 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:

Deadlines for 2020/21 Academic Year

The online application form will open in October 2019.

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

  • Optional early-offer applications for 2020/21 close: Friday 22 November 2019*
  • Early (Winter) application deadlines for 2020/21 close: Friday 24 January 2020* (last deadline for bursary applications)
  • Late (Spring) application deadlines for 2020/21 close: Friday 6 March 2020

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 24 January 2020, 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 24 January 2020 in order to be eligible for a bursary. The bursary application procedure will be explained once applicants receive an official offer.


Architectural Association
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London WC1B 3ES
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