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Future town planners – new £5,000 bursary for 2023!

You can now apply for a bursary of £5,000 towards the cost of your fees from the RTPI.

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is delighted to announce that it has just launched the Future Planners Bursary 2023 ( England).  The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has provided the grant funding to make this year’s scheme happen.

It will be offering 58 Future Planners bursaries to a selection of students who choose to enrol on a fully accredited planning Masters in England for the academic year 2023-2024. The aim of the bursary is to encourage and convert diverse talent and graduates passionate about planning from a variety of related disciplines and under-represented backgrounds to study a fully accredited Town Planning MSc in this coming academic year. The bursary goes towards the cost of studies for the academic year 2023-2024.

To be considered for a bursary we are expecting applicants to meet the eligibility criteria detailed in the application webform and submit a short blog/ vlog( no more than 500 words) clearly articulating the following via the form:

  • your interest in planning and why you are pursuing this career (this could include current challenges that affect planning and for the future):
  • why you believe that you deserve the bursary (this could include resilience to overcome specific issues encountered in pursuit of education);
  • any evidence of relevant work experience.

The deadline for submissions is 10 July 2023.

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