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RTPI Trust Diversity Bursary

Our £2,000 undergraduate bursary programme for 2018-19 is now closed for nominations. Details of future programmes will be available here in due course.

Please note: Nominations for the Bursary were made by the accredited Planning School and provided to the RTPI.  If you are a student on an accredited undergraduate planning programme and would like to be nominated for a bursary, please speak to your tutor or lecturer.


Who is eligible for the bursary?

  • Home- or EU-domiciled student.
  • The nominated students will be enrolled on an accredited undergraduate course in the UK or Ireland in 2018-19.

Accredited Planning schools may nominate two students for each category. Nominees must fulfil one of the criteria in either category A or category B in addition to the eligibility criteria above:

Category A

  • A person with a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 which is under-represented in the planning profession. For example there is not a broad ethnic mix in the planning profession and women are currently under-represented.


  • Nominee applied for the course through a widening participation agenda or through a non-traditional admissions method and achieving good results.

Category B

  • The student must have declared a disability or a specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia or dyspraxia) to the university prior to being nominated for this Bursary.