DLAB requires a fee of £1,760 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting School membership fee deposit which is deducted from the total fee. The deposit will reserve your place, but the full fee is required to participate.

20% bursaries available to current AA students, your fee will be altered upon AA log in during the registration. If you have any issues, please get in touch with the Visiting School office.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools.

Partial scholarships available. Please send your portfolio and motivation letter to

The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino 7. No prior knowledge of software tools is required for eligibility.


1) You can make an application by completing the online application on this webpage. If you are not able to make an online application, please contact the Visiting School Office for instructions to pay by bank transfer.


2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.


3) Deadline for applications 1 August 2024. Places are limited. To secure your place, please settle your full course fees, a deposit holds your place on the course but does not confirm it.


The AA recognises that the prospect of finding private-sector housing upon arrival in London can be daunting, and has therefore enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS). The ULHS offers advice to students regarding how to find accommodation, which areas to consider, pricing, contract checking, legal advice and more. They produce an annual Private Housing Guide and maintain an online database of available accommodation provided by registered landlords and letting agents for both groups and individuals. The ULHS also works with short-term accommodation providers and Private Student Halls of Residences.

Applicants can book an appointment for advice, you’ll just need to provide ULHS with a copy of your unconditional offer letter from the AA.


All applicants are responsible for securing their own travel and health insurance, and should ensure that their policy provides coverage for personal belongings such as: laptop, equipment, tools, passport, etc. The AA takes no responsibility for lost or stolen property.

Note for EU*, EEA and Swiss Citizens:

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Applicants should complete the Brexit checker and go through the guidance notes on healthcare for visitors to the UK from the EU.

Applicants who are in the UK for less than six months will require a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which can be obtained from their home country. This card is not an alternative to travel insurance and it will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, or lost or stolen property. It is therefore important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy.

Note for international students:

As you will be in the UK for less than six months are not covered for National Health Service (NHS) services and treatment, and must therefore obtain travel and health insurance from their own country.


DLAB is a two-week programme. How you apply for a Standard Visitor Visa depends on which country you’re from, you can check if you need to apply for a visa before you leave home or if you can enter with your passport when you arrive in the UK.

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK should read through the details of the Standard Visitor Visa and its eligibility criteria all of which can be found on the website, however applicants should be assured that they will be guided through the process so that they are well informed and prepared to submit their standard visitor visa application. Applicants can apply for a visa up to 3 months before travelling to the UK, please check the costs associated with visas. An unconditional offer letter will be issued by the Visiting School Office confirming enrolment onto the programme once an applicant has settled their full fees (see ‘Fees’ section), this letter can be used as supporting documents when entering the UK.

Note for nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates:


You can apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver.