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 2019-20 is as follows:

First application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 3 April 2019 at 12pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 17 April 2019
Interview dayFriday, 26 April 2019
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 1 May


Second application round

Deadline for applications Wednesday, 3 July 2019 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Interview day Friday, 26 July 2019
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 31 July 2019


Third application round

Deadline for applications Wednesday, 7 August 2019 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 21 August 2019
Interview dayFriday, 29 August 2019
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 4 September 2019


Fourth application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 6 November 2019 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 20 November 2019
Interview dayFriday, 6 December 2019
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 11 December 2019