AIA Scholarships

Aimed at students who are committed to a career in accounting and finance, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to study for the AIA Professional Qualification with full funding towards tuition and exams fees. 

Commonwealth Scholarships are available to fund Commonwealth citizens' study on the AIA Professional Qualification. 

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

AIA Accountancy Scholarship UK

Value of Award

This award covers all course fees via AIA Achieve Academy and exam fees for the AIA Professional Qualification on either the accountancy or audit route. Successful applicants will be required to pay the annual student subscription fee, due 1 October each year.

Number of Awards

Five awards are given out each year, 2 of which are given with priority to applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds to support the AIA's commitment to Access Accountancy.

Duration

5 years or until completion of the AIA professional qualification, whichever is sooner. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Complete the scholarship application form including submitting an essay of no more than 800 words in response to the question listed. Submissions need to be in English.
  • Meet AIA's entry requirements for registration as a student which are 2 A Level passes plus 3 GCSE passes (in five separate subjects including Maths and English) or equivalent.
  • Be a UK resident for the duration of the programme.
  • Commit to undertaking the AIA professional qualification, online course of study and sit consecutive exam sitting in May and November each year.
  • The application should be counter-signed by a sponsor who be ‘a person of good standing in their community’ or work in (or be retired from) a recognised profession.
  • Not be, or have been previously, registered as an AIA student. 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using the application form below by 28 February 2023. Other applications will not be accepted.

Email completed applications to scholarships@aiaworldwide.com.

AIA Commonwealth Scholarship

Value of Award

This award covers all course fees via AIA Achieve Academy and exam fees for the AIA Professional Qualification. Successful applicants will be required to pay the annual student subscription fee, due 1 October each year.

Number of Awards

Five.

Duration

5 years or until completion of the AIA professional qualification, whichever is sooner. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Complete the scholarship application form including submitting an essay of no more than 800 words in response to the question listed. Submissions need to be in English.
  • Meet AIA's entry requirements for registration as a student which are 2 A Level passes plus 3 GCSE passes (in five separate subjects including Maths and English) or equivalent.
  • Hold an English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent, if your first language is not English.
  • Be a national of any Commonwealth country, as listed here, excluding the UK.
  • Commit to undertaking the AIA professional qualification, online course of study and sit consecutive exam sitting in May and November each year.
  • The application should be counter-signed by a sponsor who be ‘a person of good standing in their community’ or work in (or be retired from) a recognised profession.
  • Not be, or have been previously, registered as an AIA student. 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using the application form below by 28 February 2023. Other applications will not be accepted.

Email completed applications to scholarships@aiaworldwide.com.

Scholarship award and obligations

AIA reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship if a student is found to be ineligible, does not make satisfactory progress on the programme of study or fails to sit consecutive exam sittings. In the event that a student withdraws from the course before completion they will be asked to repay the scholarship amount, pro-rata. 

AIA also reserves the right to amend its scholarship provision without notice.

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