The Journalism Diversity Fund can only award bursaries to those hoping to study on an NCTJ-accredited course.

To apply, you must be able to demonstrate that:

  • you have secured a place on an NCTJ-accredited course delivering the Diploma in Journalism, starting in the academic year 2019/20. Those who have already started a course are not eligible to apply – the course start date must be after the bursary has been awarded. Please visit the schedule section for this year’s deadlines. Please note bursaries are not available for undergraduate and distance learning courses and bursaries must demonstrate value for money;
  • you can bring diversity to a newsroom;
  • you are a British citizen residing in the UK;
  • you have a genuine commitment and potential to be a successful journalist and have a range of journalism-related work experience (due to the high standard of applicants, experience on a student newspaper is not sufficient);
  • you must not be in receipt of any other bursary award.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 3 July at 5pm. The shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, 17 July.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

The application form can be found at

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

Wednesday 3 July at 5pm

Please see our website for how to apply:
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