Last updated on July 3rd, 2022 at 05:44 pm
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites student to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.
Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 August 2022
The bursary will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma or Degree studies, towards Film or Television-related qualifications (excluding any performance arts and acting courses).
The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees only (full cover for first years, and 80% from second year onward). The bursary will NOT cover any outstanding study fees.
Bursary recipients will be required to reapply for funding each year. The bursary is a non-repayable grant.
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 have completed Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification in the film and television industry
- You must be registered or provisionally registered to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must have a strong academic record
- You must have achieved an overall average of 50%, if currently studying
- You must have proven financial need
- You must have a total household income of less than R600 000 per annum
- Preference will be given to students enrolled at public tertiary institutions in South Africa
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online at: NFVF Bursary Application 2023
Applicants are encouraged to read the NFVF Bursary Funding Policy when applying.
Note: applications submitted via fax or email will NOT be accepted.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Most recent academic results/ transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary acceptance or acknowledgment of your application (on institutions letterhead)
- Breakdown of annual academic fees (on institutions letterhead)
- Motivational letter stating why you wish to study and work in the film industry (1 page)
- If under 21 years old: parents, guardian or partners spouse proof of income (latest payslips/ latest bank statement/ social grant if applicable)
- If over 21 years old: proof of financial support (latest payslips if employed/ latest bank statement/ social grant if applicable/ affidavit if unemployed)
- If in receipt of other private or public bursary funding: a commitment letter stating this and the coverage amount
Note: all documents must have been certified within the last 6 months.
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