Apply for an RTS bursary!

Apply for an RTS bursary!

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By RTS Media,
Monday, 7th March 2022

The RTS bursary scheme is now open for entries for 2022.

The RTS runs three pioneering schemes – the TV Production and Journalism Bursary, the Digital Innovation Bursary and the Steve Hewlett Scholarship. Bursaries are awarded to talented students from lower-income backgrounds studying an undergraduate degree or HND Level 5 or 6. The RTS will consider candidates studying all subjects: including but not limited to TV Production and Journalism; Humanities and Social Sciences; and STEM related courses. 

The Bursary provides free RTS membership; industry mentoring; access to the latest events and lectures; and numerous networking opportunities. We also support our Scholars financially, awarding £1000 per academic year of study.

All applicants need to demonstrate an interest in the television industry. This change comes as the RTS continues to encourage talented individuals from all over the UK and with a range of educational paths to apply. The criteria for selection prioritises creativity and fresh perspectives.

New for this year, the RTS Digital Innovation bursary, which builds on and replaces the previous Technology bursary, has been shaped to help meet the growing demand for these sought-after skills in the industry and to encourage students to consider the career opportunities available in this field. This bursary supports individuals from lower income backgrounds who are interested in working at the intersection of technology and entertainment. Applicants must be studying an undergraduate or HND Level 5 or 6 course in any subject, but we encourage students with a technical background to apply - this could include students studying subjects included but not limited to VFX, Animatronics, Cyber Security, Data Science and any of the STEM subjects.

For 2022, the RTS hopes to award up to 30 scholarships to individuals studying Television Production or related subjects, with an additional 10 scholarships for the Digital Innovation bursary.

Applications are open until 29 July 2022.

For more information on eligibility criteria and FAQs, please read our guide on how to apply for an RTS bursary

For the application form please follow this link: APPLY NOW!


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The RTS bursary scheme is now open for entries for 2022.