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BAFTA's UK Scholarships Programme

BAFTA's scheme to financially support a selection of UK students in their study of film, television or games.

BAFTA Scholarship Programme

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme awards scholarships to UK students in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course related to a career in film, television or games at an institution in the UK. View the eligible courses.

Event: BAFTA Scholarships Launch 2015Date: 30 September 2015Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyBAFTA Scholarships Launch 2015 >
2015 scholarship recipients >

About the Scholarships

Each scholarship will provide up to £10,000 to cover one year's course fees, an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK for a year. Applicants are also considered for one of three Prince William Scholarships in film, television and games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., which additionally provides a short funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies and access to additional Warner Bros. mentors.

In return, scholarship recipients will share their learning experiences on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA's online learning channel, and  take part in BAFTA's outreach activity to young people.

BAFTA's scholarships are available to UK nationals. If you are a non-EU citizen and have officially confirmed UK residency status you can apply for a scholarship, but you will be required to supply confirmation from the Home Office of your residency status. Citizens of other EU countries are not eligible to apply.

Students who have previously received a scholarship for the first year of a two-year course will be considered for a scholarship for their second year.

Our next round of applications will open in 2016.


If you have any questions, have a look at our FAQs. If the answer isn't there, contact us on [email protected].

Previous Scholars


BAFTA Scholar Tadhg Culley with his mentor, screenwriter Allan Cubitt.

Event: Academy Circle with Andy SerkisDate: Friday 05 DecemberVenue: Drawing Room, 4th Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER-Area: POST-EVENT DRINKS RECEPTION

BAFTA Scholars Sam Browne, Matilda Ibini and Emily Ellis with Andy Serkis.


The BAFTA Scholarship Programme has been made possible by the generous support of the Academy Circle, Kevin Burke, the Edwin Fox Foundation, the Galashan Trust, Alexander Goldsmith, Evelina Girling, Mad Dog Foundation, Linda Shire, the Lowy Mitchell Foundation, Rebecca Wang and Warner Bros.