RTPI Future Planners Bursary

RTPI Future Planners Bursary

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is delighted to announce that it is offering ten £2000 RTPI Future Planners bursaries to a selection of students who choose to enrol on an RTPI fully accredited Planning Masters in Scotland for this coming academic year.  Scottish Government has provided grant funding to deliver this bursary scheme.

The aim of the bursary is to attract diverse talent from a variety of planning-related disciplines and underrepresented backgrounds to study a fully accredited Planning Masters in Scotland and increase the number of qualified planners.

Number of Scholarships


Eligible countries/regions

  • England
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales


Bursaries of £2,000 will be awarded to students on successful enrolment at one of the RTPI's Accredited Planning Schools in Scotland to assist with students’ course fees and living costs for the academic year 2023-24.

How to apply

To be considered for a bursary, applicants are expected to meet the eligibility criteria detailed in the webform and submit a short blog or vlog of no more than 500 words that clearly articulates:

  • 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 Friday 18 August 2023.

Provision of bursaries to successful applicants will be made by the end of September.

For more information contact: contact@rtpi.org.uk