Royal Television Society 2016 Bursary Programme Revealed – Includes TV Production, Journalism & Technology Funding

rts_logoThe 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, they are also 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.

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

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.
Entries for the RTS Undergraduate Bursaries 2016 will be open here in February.

About the schemes

  • The RTS Technology Undergraduate Bursary scheme offers five awards aimed at encouraging some of the most talented computer and engineering undergraduates to consider a career in television. The scheme is available to talented students from lower income households applying to study engineering and computer sciences degrees – skills much in demand in the television industry.
  • The RTS Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Undergraduate Bursary scheme offers twenty awards to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in television.
  • All bursary recipients also get affiliate membership to The Hospital Club in London while studying and one year’s free membership of the RTS post-graduation. In their final year of study, the RTS will aim to set up mentoring or placement opportunities with one of our many industry members.


The RTS bursary is for people who have not previously gained a degree or other higher-education qualification and have accepted an offer as their “firm choice” to study full-time on one of the accepted undergraduate courses.

Applicants must have a household income of no more than £25,000 for the Television Production bursary, and £35,000 for the Technology Bursary and must be “home” full-time undergraduate students; applicants from other EU countries or from abroad are not eligible.


Talented individuals from diverse backgrounds who hope to pursue a career in television.

To Apply for the 2016 scheme please visit either:

If you have any questions regarding the undergraduate bursary scheme, please contact RTS by email to:


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