Kick- start your career in television with the RTS bursary scheme.

RTs bursary winners

Now in it’s sixth year, the Royal Television Society bursaries offer a great opportunity for students who are looking to build a career in the TV industry. Not only do you get financial support but also mentoring and internship opportunities to help you gain valuable experience and contacts in the industry.  

More bursaries open to more students
For the first time this year, the number of bursaries being offered has been expanded significantly and applications are open to both current first year students as well as those starting their course in 2019.

The range of eligible courses has also been widened to include more universities and subjects.

This means that five times as many students are eligible to apply compared to previous years.

TV Production/Journalism bursary
This bursary, worth £1,000 per year of study, 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. There are between 25 and 30 awards made each year. All successful applicants receive free membership of the Royal Television Society.

If you are interested in current affairs journalism or documentary production your application can also be considered for one of two Steve Hewlett awards, worth an extra £1,000.

Technology Bursary
The Royal Television Society is keen to encourage the most talented Engineering, Computer Sciences, Physics and Maths undergraduates to consider a career in television. Competition to recruit highly skilled graduates in these fields is strong and many may be unaware of the career opportunities that television and media industries have to offer.
Successful applicants receive £1,000 per year of study, plus the chance to gain an insight into career opportunities in the industry. They will also be provided with membership of the RTS and h Club London while studying as well as RTS membership for a further year after graduation.

The Technology bursary students also have the invaluable opportunity to take part in a ‘Summer Tour’ of the industry, visiting ten television and broadcasting infrastructure companies including Arqiva, BBC, Channel 4, The IET, ITV, Netgem, Sky, STV Virgin Media and Youview.

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