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There are nearly 100 schools of architecture around the world with RIBA validation, and all of them are eligible to enter candidates for the President's Medals. Nominations from overseas schools are increasing, and this is the trend that the RIBA is keen to encourage, helping the awards to become a recognition of the very best student work globally. The accredited schools are:

ARGENTINA University of Mendoza

AUSTRALIA University of Canberra University of Technology, Sydney University of New South Wales University of Newcastle, New South Wales University of Sydney Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane University of Queensland, Queensland University of South Australia, Adelaide University of Adelaide University of Tasmania, Launceston Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria University of Melbourne Deakin University, Victoria Curtin University of Technology, Perth University of Western Australia, Nedlands

BULGARIA University of Architecture, Civil Engineering & Geodesy, So-a

CHILE Central University Santiago University of Chile, Santiago University of Bio Bio, Concepción Ponti-cal Catholic University of Chile, Santiago University of Valparaíso University of La Serena University of Talca (candidate status)

CHINA Chinese University of Hong Kong University of Hong Kong

COLOMBIA National University of Colombia, Bogotá National University of Colombia, Manizales National University of Colombia, Medellín Catholic University of Colombia, Bogotá Ponti-cal Bolivaran University, Medellín

EGYPT - Arab Academy of Science and Technology, Alexandria Arab Academy of Science and Technology, Cairo*

GHANA University of Science and Technology, Kumasi INDIA Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal *

JAMAICA University of Technology

KENYA Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi

MALAYSIA University of Malaya

NEW ZEALAND University of Auckland Victoria University of Wellington UNITEC Institute of Technology

NORTHERN IRELAND SPACE, The Queen's University of Belfast School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Papua New Guinea University of Technology

POLAND Cracow Institute of Technology

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND University College Dublin

ROMANIA 'Ion Mincu' Institute of Architecture, Bucharest

RUSSIA Moscow Architectural Institute

SCOTLAND Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen School of Architecture, University of Dundee Department of Architecture, University of Edinburgh School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Mackintosh School of Architecture, University of Glasgow

SINGAPORE National University of Singapore

SOUTH AFRICA University of Cape Town, Cape Town University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University University of Pretoria Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria University of the Witwatersrand

SOUTH KOREA The Korean National University of the Arts (candidate status)

SRI LANKA University of Moratuwa

SWITZERLAND Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

UGANDA Makerere University *

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA University of Maryland WAL E S Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

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