RTS Bursary Scheme 2021

The Royal Television Society runs two bursary schemes: the Technology Bursary and the TV Production and Journalism Bursary. The schemes are designed to support people from lower-income backgrounds to pursue a career in the television industry.

RTS bursary scholars benefit from financial support; free RTS membership; networking events; industry mentorship (for TV Production students) and the Summer Tour (for Technology students). Please follow the below links to find out more about each bursary.

RTS Bursaries are awarded to students from less-affluent backgrounds who demonstrate potential and determination. They must be studying TV Production and Journalism or related subjects, or degrees such as Physics, Maths and Computer Science. We encourage both current first-year students and those about to start a degree or HND Level 5 or 6 course in September to apply.

As well as providing free RTS membership; industry mentoring; and access to the latest events and lectures, we support bursary students financially, awarding £1000 per academic year of study. We will award one to two exceptional applicants from the TV Production Bursary submissions a ‘Steve Hewlett Scholarship.’ This entitles the scholar(s) to all the perks of the TV Production Bursary, but with a financial contribution of £2000 per academic year and additional support, mentoring and opportunities from the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund. 


Deadline for applications - 30 September 2021.


**this is an external scholarship which is fully administered via RTS.ORG.UK