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Future Planners Bursary

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Interested in getting a job after graduation? Planning is the fourth most successful degree subject for finding work after completion.


How can we help?

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has created a new bursary for places on accredited University planning Masters courses. It is open to students from any discipline including law, politics, geography or architecture who decide to choose planning as a career.  Interested?  Find out more about town planning and how it can help shape the places we live and work in.

How the scheme will work

The bursary will be worth £1,000 to the successful student. It has been co-sponsored by Universities, and will be offered as either a fee waiver or for the recipient to use at their discretion (this may vary by institution).

Who is eligible for the bursary

For this programme students will be eligible if they;

The course must be listed on the RTPI's website as a 'combined' qualification. A full list of RTPI accredited courses can be found here.

Further information and how to apply

The bursary scheme is now open for 2016-17.

The accredited university Planning Schools listed below are taking part in the Bursary Scheme. Applications for the Bursary should be made directly to the university where applicants are intending to study. For more information about the courses offered at these institutions follow the links below.

Anglia Ruskin University

Birmingham City University

Cardiff University

Heriot-Watt University

Leeds Beckett University

Newcastle University

Oxford Brookes University

Plymouth University

Sheffield Hallam University

Ulster University

University of Birmingham

University of Brighton

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University College London

University of Dundee

University of Glasgow

University of Manchester

University of Reading

University of Sheffield

University of the West of England

University of Westminster


The list of university Planning Schools taking part in the Future Planners Bursary 2016-17 may increase.

Thank you to the following organisations who have contributed towards the Future Planners Bursary scheme


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For any other queries  on the scheme please contact the RTPI on

The RTPI has more information on becoming a planner here