Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursaries

The RTS Bursary Scheme submission window is now closed for 2021 and will re-open in February 2022.

This bursary is for students from low-income households studying Television Production, Journalism or related courses. It is open to new and first-year students and provides financial support and mentoring to 25-30 applicants each year. All successful applicants also receive free RTS membership.

If you are interested in current affairs journalism or documentary production, your application can be considered for one of two Steve Hewlett awards, worth an extra £1000 per year. These are supported by Steve’s colleagues, broadcasting organisations, family and friends through the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund. The award aims to commemorate Steve’s extensive and ground-breaking work in this field.

Criteria for all Television Production/Journalism bursaries

Applications for the Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary are considered against the following criteria:

Enthusiasm for 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.

Geographic spread - We want to ensure bursary scholars attend universities across the UK so we will avoid making a high number of awards to one institution.

Additional evidence - We ask applicants to submit an example of their work.

For more information and guidance notes click here.

Bursary Terms and Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

The RTS Bursary Scheme submission window is now closed for 2021 and will re-open in February 2022. 

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