Wednesday, 4 December 2013

BAFTA Scholarships for graduate study - worth up to £20,000

 BAFTA has just announced a new post-graduate scholarship program for UK Nationals and Hong Kong residents, looking to study in film, television or games. The BAFTA Scholarship Programme in Hong Kong is the latest addition to BAFTA’s established scholarship programmes in the UK and the US for those in need of financial assistance, and is designed to support UK-Asia cross-cultural exchange.

At least four scholarships are available: Two to UK nationals to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games in Hong Kong. Each scholarship will provide up to £10,000 towards one year’s course fees, a £10,000 bursary for living expenses, the support of an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events.

Applications are now open on the Hong Kong Scholarships application page, where details of eligible courses can also be found. A further two scholarships will be available for permanent residents of Hong Kong to study at an industry-recognised UK institution.

BAFTA’s scholarship programmes are part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, television and games. As well as their UK BAFTA Scholarship programme, (which includes the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games) and Hong Kong scholarships, BAFTA Los Angeles has an active Scholarship Program offering financial support and mentorship to UK students studying in the US; and the BAFTA New York Media Scholarship Program supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing media studies at public institutions located within the New York City area.

If you have any questions about the BAFTA Scholarship programme in Hong Kong, go to the BAFTA website, or email


(Editor's note: As always, we encourage our Bucks graduates to apply for scholarships. Even if you don't win, the experience you get from applying will be of huge value in helping you to polish your demo reel, improve your CV, and generally to identify where you need to improve your skills.)

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