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Netflix Announces 2022 Scholarship For Young South Africans

Online streaming entertainment service Netflix is inviting 2022 post-graduates pursuing film or TV qualifications to apply for a full scholarship.

The scholarship is aimed at helping “black, Indian and coloured” students studying for film, TV and/or AV qualifications at a South African higher education institution.


Netflix, in partnership with Tshikululu Social Investments, is inviting Postgraduate students to apply for scholarship funding, for the 2022 academic year.

The bursary is available for 1 year of postgraduate studies, towards Film, Television and/or audio-visual related qualifications, at one of the approved institutions listed below.

Black creatives within the film and TV disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Netflix Scholarship is part of the company “Black Creatives Empowerment Fund”, which will include around R5.5 million worth of funding being used to improve Black representation in the film and TV industry in South Africa.

Funding will be available via scholarships, as well as cancelling student debts, and a donation towards the Independent Black Filmmakers Collective.


The scholarship will provide full cover for study-related expenses.

Applicants will partake in initial screening and vetting – successful candidates they will be passed on to the Selection Committee who will then make the final decision.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree OR be completing an undergraduate degree.

You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%. You must be studying or intend on studying towards a 1-year Postgraduate qualification in Film, Television and/or Audio-Visual related studies.

You must NOT be in receipt of another bursary award or NSFAS funding.

You must be studying or intend on studying at one of these approved institutions: AACA Film and Acting School.

Current undergraduate students: full academic record including most recent results.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree: official transcript of results.

Proof of application to at least 1 of the above eligible tertiary institutions.

Essay 1: about yourself, your family and your background.

Essay 2: why you want to study your selected programme, and how you see your qualification furthering your career.

Essay 3: why should you be selected for the Netflix scholarship.

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