RTPI Bursaries

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is offering bursaries for places on accredited University planning Masters courses. These are open to students from any discipline including law, politics, geography or architecture who decide to choose planning as a career.

How the scheme will work

Each Bursary will be for £1,000, with £750 contributed by the RTPI Future Planners Bursary fund and £250 from the University. For part time Masters students the bursary will be split across each year of the course. The bursary will be awarded and administered by the host University on a competitive basis.


Who is eligible for a bursary

Students will be eligible if they;

  • are a UK / EU citizen or have proof of eligibility to work in the UK or Ireland after graduation
  • have a First or Upper 2nd class degree at undergraduate level in any discipline
  • demonstrate an interest in town planning as a career
  • have received an offer for 2016-17 on a fully accredited Planning Masters at an accredited University planning school

How to apply for a bursary

Write a brief statement explaining why you should be awarded a bursary. This should not exceed 500 words and the header should contain your full name, applicant number and a title e.g RTPI Bursary Application Statement.


Your statement should be emailed to Tracey Isaac, Programme Administrator at tisaac@brookes.ac.uk. The successful applicant(s) will be informed.