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 2020-21 is as follows:

First application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 1 April 2020 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 15 April 2020
Interview dayFriday, 24 April 2020
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 29 April 2020


Second application round

Deadline for applications Wednesday, 24 June 2020 at 5pm
Shortlist announced Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Interview day Friday, 16 and 17 July 2020
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 22 July 2020


Third application round

Deadline for applications Wednesday, 29 July 2020 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 12 August 2020
Interview dayFriday, 21 August 2020
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 26 August 2020


Fourth application round

Deadline for applicationsWednesday, 4 November 2020 at 5pm
Shortlist announcedWednesday, 18 November 2020
Interview dayFriday, 4 December 2020
Bursaries awardedWednesday, 9 December 2020