Netflix, the premium streaming service, has opened a call for applications for the Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) for film and TV students in East Africa.
Netflix has set aside US$1 million in the Netflix Creative Equity Fund to sponsor students in the sub-Saharan region. This amount will be distributed to different initiatives in 5 years and aims to develop a sustainable, unique pool of creatives globally.
The funds are set to cover the tuition fee, student residence, study books and daily expenses at handpicked partner institutions in Kenya, where the recipients have been accepted to study a course in TV and Film in the 2022 academic year.
The Netflix scholarship aims to release throughout the region in the academic year 2022, with the HEVA Fund identified and appointed as the fund administrator for East Africa.
How the programme will run:
The scholarship will contribute financial assistance through a full bursary at partnered tertiary institutions in Kenya to support aspiring creatives’ formal qualification and training from East African countries.
Only the below listed East African countries are eligible to submit applications for participation in the programme:
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
The funds will only be obtained by individuals who have gained admission to study in different film and TV disciplines for 2022.
The scholarship applicants must have been accepted in the following institutions:
Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI)
Kenya Film School (KFS)
United States International University Africa (USIU)
Scholarship applications are now open and will be accepting all submissions until 22 April 2022 at 23h59 EAT.