The entertainment industry is an important part of every nation. This industry has the potential to reach out to a large audience and make a powerful impact through its platform. The participation of the young population can lead to the generation of new ideas and take the nation towards a better prospect.
To help the students to continue their studies in the field of the entertainment industry, Netflix offers a scholarship program. This scholarship aims to lend a helping hand to deserving students.
About Netflix & Tshikululu
In today’s era of online entertainment, Netflix needs no introduction. Netflix is one of the renowned entertainment platforms with over 209 million subscribers spread in 190 countries. Netflix is a source of entertainment where the audience has access to TV shows, films, documentaries, etc. in several languages and genres. It gives the viewer’s the freedom to watch their favorite show at a time convenient to them.
In 2021, Netflix extended support for the representation of the black community in the entertainment industry. For this purpose, Netflix is providing a scholarship to interested students within the Film, Television, or Audio-visual sectors.
Tshikululu Social investment is one of the leading investment fund advisories in South Africa. It works in close collaboration with investors and helps them to attain their social impact goals. Tshikululu Social Investment offers holistic and complete fund management services to channel the investment towards social benefit.
They have been operating for over 2 decades now and have worked in rural and urban areas with investors from various fields to improve lives.
About Netflix Scholarship Program
Netflix and Tshikululu investment have joined hands to provide postgraduate scholarships to South African students. This scholarship is granted for 1 year towards film, television, or audio-visual-related qualifications.
This Netflix scholarship program is a part of the “Black Creatives Empowerment Fund”. This program has funds of R 5.5 million which is being used for increasing the participation of the Black population in the South African TV industry.
This fund is dispersed by way of granting bursaries, waiving off student debt, or a donation towards the Independent Black Filmmakers Association.
The scholarship is granted towards all the expenses related to the study. Students are required to pursue their qualifications from the institutions specified below.
One should also note that they will be required to go through an initial screening and vetting process. Only after this process, students will be selected and the final decision will rest with the Selection Committee.
- University of Cape Town
- University of Pretoria
- Boston Media House
- Tshwane University of Technology
- University of Johannesburg
- University of Witwatersrand
- Durban University of Technology
- AACA Film and Acting University
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
There are certain eligibility requirements that an applicant is required to meet if he/she wishes to qualify for the scholarship. Failure to meet the eligibility requirements can disqualify a student’s application.
- One must be a black student as defined by the B-BBEE code of conduct
- One must have completed Matric
- Students must be pursuing a postgraduate qualification in fields related to Television, Film, or audio-visual.
- Only South African citizens can apply
- One must score a minimum of 60% in their undergraduate studies.
- Students must have completed their undergraduate study between 2019 and 2021
- Only self-funded students can apply. Those receiving other grants will not be considered.
How to apply?
Applications for this scholarship program can be submitted online through the Netflix application form. Students are also required to attach copies of the following documents to complete their applications.
- Certified ID document
- Current undergraduates should submit the latest and full academic record
- Students who have completed their undergraduate should submit official transcripts of their results
- Proof of application/registration at one of the partner institutions mentioned above
- Students are required to submit 3 essays:
Essay 1: Details about yourself, family, and background in 500 words
Essay 2: Explain why you have taken up this field of study and how your qualification will help your career goals
Essay 3: Convince the selectors why you deserve this scholarship
If any of the documents are not submitted, then the application may be rejected by the organization.
The last date of application is 31 October 2021
Students can contact the Tshikululu Social Investment on the following:
Please do NOT contact Netflix/Tshikululu Social investment if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/