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 applications Wednesday, 7 April 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Interview day Friday, 30 April 2021
Bursaries awarded Wednesday, 5 May 2021


Second application round

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


Third application round

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


Fourth application round

Deadline for applications Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Interview day Friday, 10 September 2021
Bursaries awarded Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Fifth application round

Deadline for applications Wednesday, 3 November 2021 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Interview day Friday, 3 December 2021
Bursaries awarded Wednesday, 8 December 2021