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Royal Television Society (RTS) Bursary

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2017/18
Undergraduate: available
Postgraduate taught: not available
Postgraduate research: not available
20 bursaries available
Application deadline: 30 June 2017

About the bursary

If you choose to study the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course at the University of Bradford, you may be eligible to apply for a Royal Television Society Bursary.

The Royal Television Society is an educational charity and the leading forum for discussion and debate on all aspects of television. The Society runs the Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary, which aims to promote access to careers in television, support the industry to recruit talented graduates, and to build links between broadcasters and education providers.

The bursary provides £1,000 a year to support living expenses, membership of the Royal Television Society and affiliate membership of the Hospital Club.

This bursary provides support for students from low-income households by helping them to build a network of contacts, providing financial help and opportunities for skills development and mentoring. All of RTS's successful bursary applicants have demonstrated ability and commitment to their chosen career, and many have gained their university places having overcome considerable difficulties. RTS is looking for enthusiastic and motivated students who will make the most of their RTS membership.

Eligibility criteria

This bursary is open to UK ‘Home’ applicants starting specified full time degree course in 2017, who are new to higher education, and have a household income of less than £25k.

This is a competitive bursary. Decisions on awards will be made by the Royal Television Society. You must have selected the course as your firm choice, and put your application in by 30 June 2017.

See full terms and conditions (pdf).

Applicable courses

BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

Eligible countries

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales


Payment amount & frequency

  • £3,000 cash
  • Paid in three instalments of £1,000 in the February of each academic year
  • The bursary is to support your living costs while you are studying
  • Free Royal Television Society Student Membership and membership of the Hospital Club whilst studying
  • One year free full membership of the Royal Television Society after graduation
  • Offer of placement or mentoring in your final year

How to apply

For full details of eligibility and to apply go to the RTS website.

Closing date: 30 June 2017.

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