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Netflix offers study bursaries for black SA youth

Giant American video streaming service Netflix is calling Mzansi’s film enthusiasts to apply for study bursaries.


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Netflix has created bursary opportunities for South African youth who harbour film and TV qualifications and career dreams. The company is specifically looking to empower black creative dreamers.


Netflix has teamed up with a social investment fund management and advisory firm Tshikululu Social Investments to open 2022 post-graduates scholarships for students with the zeal for film or TV qualifications. Additionally, Netflix is eager to develop black youth creatives in media production.

Students with undergraduate qualifications now have an opportunity to apply for Netflix’s bursary post-graduate scholarships.

Some of the key requirements include an interest to commit to a 12-month training programme through the Netflix bursaries, black students and local citizens.

Full requirements:

  • Postgraduate students pursuing one-year postgraduate studies in Film, Television and/or audio-visual related qualification
  • 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).


The Netflix bursaries programme also revealed which higher learning institutions it prefers the undergraduate students to come from. The list includes most of the major Universities with film and television programmes, as well as private colleges that are famed for media studies.

Fitting 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
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal

Applications for the Netflix bursaries can be made HERE before 31 October.

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