Apply For A Bursary

Apply For A Bursary

The RTS offers two bursary schemes each year to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in television. 

As well as offering a helping hand to those wanting to study television production, we are keen to encourage undergraduates studying computing or engineering who might consider a career in the technical side of the television industry.

Bursary students receive mentoring and placement opportunities in the industry, in addition to other benefits.

Steve Hewlett Scholarships will also be awarded to two successful applicants who have a demonstrated interest in current affairs journalism. For more information about the Scholarships and the memorial fund that supports these bursaries, click here.

The Royal Television Society is committed to supporting UK undergraduates who wish to study computing, engineering, television production or broadcast journalism. 

In 2015 the RTS pledged £75,000 towards its two bursary schemes, both of which provide £1,000 per year to support the living expenses of students enrolled on an eligible programme. 

The RTS Bursary Scheme 2019 submission window has now closed. We will re-open applications in February 2020 for the next intake.