Home/UK applicants to UG Journalism are invited to apply for the RTS bursary towards expenses.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) offers bursaries for students from low-income households studying TV Production in all its forms including Journalism.
This bursary provides financial support and mentoring to 25-30 applicants each year.
You will also be considered for additional funding from the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund and Beryl Vertue scholarship.
- £1000 per year of your studies
- An Industry mentor in your second or third year
- Membership of the RTS – during your course and for one year afterwards
- Affiliate membership of the Union Club 3
- Access to tailored events and networking opportunities
- Support from our bursary team
- To call yourself an RTS Scholar.
Criteria and eligibility
- Open to UK/Home, full time students with an offer to study UG Journalism course for academic year 2023/24 or those in their first year.
- Household income must be below £35,000
You must demonstrate the following criteria:
- Interest in television - We are interested in applicants' career aspirations and their passion for television. Any experience you have gained related to television is also useful.
- Ability to study – examples of achievements at school or college, or in relation to any form of study are considered.
- Motivation - We want to support individuals who will make the most of the opportunities presented by this bursary and are keen to be active members of the RTS.
- Additional evidence - We ask applicants to submit an example of their work.
How to apply
Please read the RTS guide to applying on their website.
You must submit an example of your work that can be viewed electronically. This may be a piece of coursework you are particularly proud of, a short film or video you have made or something else you have done.
The submission window for the RTS Bursary Scheme is now open and will close at 23.59 on the 29 June 2023.
Your course must have either started in 2022 or will start in 2023 and you must have at least 2 academic years of study remaining.
The Royal Television Society will assess your application against the criteria above.
We may contact your referee for further information at this stage. We may also contact you to arrange a short telephone interview.
The top applications, as determined by our panel, will be awarded the bursaries, subject to meeting the conditions of any university offers and providing evidence that you meet the income threshold evidenced by the value of your Student Finance award.
We will also create a reserve list. Where students from the shortlist do not meet the conditions for the offer of a bursary, these will be offered to students from the reserve list.
All students will be notified of the result of their application by 30 October 2023.