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Netflix Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

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Netflix Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

Netflix Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – NETFLIX & TSI

Netflix is the top global streaming entertainment service, providing viewers with a range of TV series, documentaries and feature films, in many genres and languages.

The streaming service currently has more than 209 million paid members, in over 190 countries. Viewers can watch anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen.

Tshikululu Social Investments is the leading social investment fund manager and advisor in South Africa, who work with investors and development partners, in order to achieve sustainable social impact.

Netflix Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE NETFLIX SCHOLARSHIP – FIELDS COVERED

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 companies “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.

MORE ABOUT THE NETFLIX SCHOLARSHIP – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NETFLIX SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

You must be a South African citizen

You must be Black (Black, Coloured or Indian – as defined by the

B-BBEE Code of Conduct)

You must have completed Matric

You must have completed an undergraduate degree OR be

completing an undergraduate degree (degree must have been completed between 2019 and 2021)

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

AFDA

Boston Media House

CityVarsity

Durban University of Technology

Tshwane University of Technology

University of Cape Town

University of Johannesburg

University of Pretoria

University of the Witwatersrand

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NETFLIX SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be submitted online at: Netflix Scholarship Application 2022

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

ID document (certified copy)

Matric National Senior Certificate results

Current undergraduate students: full academic record including most recent results (on university letterhead)

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree:

Official transcript of results

Proof of application to at least 1 of the above eligible tertiary institutions (it is advisable to apply at more than 1 institute)

Essay 1: about yourself, your family and your background (maximum 500 words)

Essay 2: why you want to study your selected programme, and how you see your qualification furthering your career (maximum 500 words)
Essay 3: why should you be selected for the Netflix scholarship (maximum 500 words)

Note: All documents will undergo a verification and vetting process.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE NETFLIX SCHOLARSHIP

31 October 2021 (at at 23:59).

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

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