Netflix opens East African scholarship fund

By Content Nigeria reporter
March 25, 2022


Global streaming service Netflix has opened applications to the Creative Equity Scholarship Fund for film and TV creatives in East Africa.

The move is being undertaken in partnership with East African investment company Heva Fund and is part of Netflix’s efforts to invest in Africa’s creative industries and for more diverse and new voices to tell African stories.

The scholarship fund will aid East African creatives to access quality tertiary education in film and TV-focused disciplines at sought-after academic programmes and institutions for the 2022 academic year.

Successful applicants will receive full scholarships to support their formal qualification and training including costs for tuition, accommodation, study materials and living expenses at institutions to which beneficiaries have gained admission to pursue a course of study in the TV and film disciplines.

Those eligible to apply are students from Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania who are already enrolled in the Africa Digital Media Institute, Kenya Film School, KCA University, Kenyatta University and United States International University Africa.

The deadline for application is 22 April. To apply, click here.

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