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Do you need funding to pursue your postgraduate studies? Then you might want to apply for the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) bursaries for Film and Television studies. This award scheme is available for courses that commence in September 2019. If the eligible field of study aligns with your expertise and interest, apply today!
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) was established as a way to make sure there would be substantial growth of the video and film industry in South Africa, by providing funding for the training and development of filmmakers, along with developing, producing, marketing and distribution of films.
This year, NFVF is honoured to offer the new bursary call for international postgraduate Film and Television studies. The programs will start in September 2019. Kindly note that the bursaries are meant for courses which are not currently available in South Africa. Please remember that Acting and Live Performance courses are not eligible.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) bursaries for Film and Television studies will be awarded to the maximum value of R 250,000. This will include living expenses and tuition fees.
For more information, you can find out the funding policy here.
Prior to submitting an application, you must make sure that you meet all the following minimum criteria:
- Candidates must be either South African citizens or permanent residents
- Candidates must have strong academic record
- Candidates must have completed matric
- Candidates must have proven financial need
- Candidates must be enrolled to study full time towards a postgraduate TV or Film qualification and the course must begin in September 2019
- Candidates must be enrolled to study at an accredited overseas tertiary institute (one that is not situated in South Africa)
- Candidates must be studying towards a course which is not available in South Africa
How to Apply
If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements and would like to apply, you can commence your application online here.
You will need to register an account first before you can log in and lodge an application.
Please submit the following copies of supporting documents during your application:
- Certified copy of ID document, matric certificate and latest academic results
- Proof of acceptance or acknowledgment to study at an accredited overseas tertiary institution
- Study fees breakdown and detailed course outline from your tertiary institution
- Detailed budget including living and tuition fees
- A CV
- Proof of any other bursary funding or study loan
- A motivation letter outlining why you should be granted this bursary
- A recommendation letter from an industry professional
- Certified copy of parents or guardians’ ID
- Proof of income of parents or guardians
- Any other relevant supporting materials
Ensure that your application for the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursaries for Film and Television studies is submitted no later than March 31, 2019 at 17:00 CAT. No late applications will be regarded.