Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund South Africa

About Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund 

The world’s largest entertainment streaming service, Netflix has announced USD 1 Million for CESF (Creative Equity Scholarship Fund) in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. This is to provide financial assistance to individuals from Africa to pursue film and television studies at prestigious academic institutions. This is a part of the continuing efforts of Netflix to support the creative industries in Africa and to give African stories a more diverse and new voice.

Tshikululu Social Investments is Netflix’s fund administrator/implementing partner in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The firm aims to help Netflix successfully implement its project within the SADC region.

About Tshikululu Social Investments

Founded in 1998, Tshikululu is a manager and advisor for social investment funds, partnering with investors as well as other development organizations to take advantage of social investment’s potential. An investment in social impact can be anything from grant funding to impact investing. The complexities of social investment are at the core of Tshikululu’s service offering.

Scholarship Coverage

To assist creative individuals living in the SADC region with formal training and qualifications, the CESF provides full scholarships to partner HEI (higher educational institutions) in South Africa, which is listed below.

The scholarship fund will cover the expenses of tuition, living, study materials, and accommodation at the institutions where the beneficiaries have been admitted to pursue a television/film-related course of study.

Eligibility Criteria For The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund

Interested applicants must satisfy the following eligibility requirements to qualify for the Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund.

  • The students in the final year of their graduation study must be completing their graduation, or postgraduate students expect to complete a one-year qualification.
  • The following tertiary institutions or HEIs will be considered by Netflix:
    • Boston Media House
    • AACA Film and Acting School
    • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    • AFDA
    • City Varsity
    • Tshwane University of Technology
    • Durban University of Technology
    • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • University of the Witwatersrand
    • University of Johannesburg
    • University of Pretoria
    • University of Cape Town
  • South African students from SADC region countries who meet all the requirements to study there
  • Applicants from the following countries are eligible: Botswana, Angola, Comoros, Eswatini, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
  • Students who have achieved at least a 60% academic average 
  • A student willing to apply to a 1-year postgraduate course must have finished his or her undergraduate studies.
  • Financially needy students who have the required proof and are not able to get any financial assistance from any other sources such as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.


How to Apply For The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund?

Interested candidates can apply for the Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund through an online application process at Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund

Make sure to submit the completed application form by filling in all the required details and attaching all the necessary documents to be eligible for the scholarship program. Incomplete applications or applications not fulfilling the above eligibility criteria will be rejected and won’t be eligible to apply for the grant.

Documents Required

Applicants need to attach the following documents while applying online. Make sure to submit a complete application to be considered for the scholarship programme. 

  • You must submit an official copy of your current academic records if you are an undergraduate student
  • An official copy of your transcript of results is required if you already completed undergraduate studies
  • Provide proof of acceptance and/or registration at any of the universities listed above
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Result copy of your Matriculation (National Senior Certificate)

Closing Date Of The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details Of The Scholarship

For any queries related to the application, you need to contact or go to the official website of Tshikululu Social Investment. You can refer to the Tshikululu Social Investment’s fund page as they are updated with the latest information. 

Should you have any further questions, you can mail at or visit their contact page and fill out the online query form.

You can also refer to Tshikululu’s funding FAQ page for any questions regarding the application process.

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