RTS Bursaries

RTS Bursaries

The submission window for the RTS Bursary Scheme 2022 has now closed for students in England, Wales and Ireland.

Submissions for the STV branch of the RTS Bursary scheme (for students studying in Scotland) will remain open until 23.59pm on the 30 September 2022.

The RTS wants the television industry to reflect the exciting, diverse and talented voices of the Britain of today, and that starts by changing the industry from the inside out. The scheme was launched in 2013 by our Royal Patron, the Prince of Wales. Since then it has evolved and expanded considerably, and we are proud to say we have supported over 240 Bursary Scholars to date, with approximately 80% of our graduating cohorts securing employment within the television broadcast industries.

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. We will consider candidates studying all subjects: including but not limited to TV Production and Journalism; Humanities and Social Sciences; and STEM related courses. What is important is an evident interest in pursuing a career in television, film or related media industries.

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.

What sets our Bursary apart from other similar programmes is the emphasis upon utilising our phenomenal network of RTS members, patrons and supporters. With their help we can show these talented students that TV is attainable and support them in becoming the next generation of change making TV professionals. 

To find out more about each bursary or the application process please see the links below. Or if you are interested in becoming an RTS Mentor please follow the link to find out more, and get in touch with us on our 'Contact' page below.