Schedule

Bursaries are awarded four times per year, in line with key NCTJ course start dates. You can apply to the fund more than once, so if you are unsuccessful initially, you can take the feedback provided on board and reapply if you wish to.

Please note: those who have already started a course are not eligible to apply – the course start date must be after the bursary has been awarded. 

The schedule for courses beginning in the academic year 2021-22 is as follows:

First application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 7 April 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 21 April 2021
Interview dayFriday, 30 April 2021
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 5 May 2021


Second application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 23 June 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Interview day Friday, 16 July 2021
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 21 July 2021


Third application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 28 July 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Interview day Friday, 20 August 2021
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 25 August 2021


Fourth application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 18 August 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 1 September 2021
Interview dayFriday, 10 September 2021
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 15 September 2021


Fifth application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 3 November 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 17 November 2021
Interview dayFriday, 3 December 2021
Bursaries awarded Wednesday, 8 December 2021