National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF): Bursaries 2023

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 will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.

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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