Bursaries are awarded five 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:
Administered by the NCTJ, the Journalism Diversity Fund awards bursaries to aspiring journalists from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds who do not have the financial means to support themseleves through NCTJ journalism training, giving them the opportunity to pursue one of the most exciting and rewarding careers around.
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