Netflix Postgraduate Scholarships for South Africans

In early 2021, the popular streaming entertainment service Netflix has announced its commitment to supporting film & TV industry Black representation, specifically in South Africa.

If you’re someone from South Africa looking to make it big in the entertainment industry, then this opportunity may be for you. Learn more below.

Netflix has pledged to fund full post-graduate scholarships for South Africans who are aspiring creatives in film and TV disciplines.

To support the formal qualification and training of these Black creatives, the streaming service has partnered with Tshikululu Social Investments. The social investment fund management firm will serve as the implementing partner and fund administrator for the said project.

Application deadline: October 31, 2021

Netflix’s partner higher education institutions

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Pretoria
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • AFDA
  • Boston Media House
  • AACA Film and Acting School
  • CityVarsity

Who should apply

  • Postgraduate students pursuing one-year postgraduate studies in Film, Television and/or audio-visual related qualification at one of the below mentioned institutions.
  • Black students, as defined by the B-BBEE Code of Conduct (Black, Coloured or Indian).
  • Only South African citizens will be considered.
  • Undergraduate academic average of 60% minimum, must have completed between the years 2019 and 2021.
  • Self-funded students (students who have another bursary or NSFAS funding will not qualify).

How to Apply for the Postgraduate Scholarships for South Africans

For further information, please contact the scholarship organizers through [email protected]. You may also visit the official Netflix Postgraduate Scholarships website.

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