Netflix has announced the extension of its Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) to film and television students in the West and Central Africa region. Applications are now open for students to apply to study at institutions in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, and Gabon – Netflix Creative Equity Scholarships for Nigeria, West & Central Africa
Deadline: 4th September, 2022
Netflix’s global Netflix Creative Equity Fund, which was launched in 2021 and will be distributed to various initiatives over the next five years with the goal of building a strong, diverse pipeline of creatives around the world, includes a US$1 million scholarship fund for students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The scholarship fund will cover tuition, housing, study materials, and living expenses at selected partner schools in Nigeria where beneficiaries have been accepted to pursue a programme of study in the television and film disciplines in the 2022 academic year.
The Netflix CESF is set to launch across the region in the academic year beginning in 2022, and Netflix will partner with Dalberg as an implementation partner and fund administrator in the West and Central Africa region.
How it works
The Netflix CESF is intended to provide financial aid in the form of full scholarships at partner higher educational institutions in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, and Gabon to help ambitious creatives from West and Central African countries obtain official qualifications and training.
The fund will be available to students who have obtained admission to study in various film & TV-focused disciplines, for the 2022 academic year, at the following partner institutions:
- Institut Philippe Maury de l’audiovisuel et du Cinéma (IPMAC-Groupe EM GABON-UNIVERSITE), Gabon
- Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel (ISMA) (Bénin)
- National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Ghana
- National Film Institute Jos, Nigeria
- Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria
Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
The scholarship program is open to individuals who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Applicants must be citizens of and currently living in a West or Central African country:
West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana,Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic,,Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé & Principe
Note: Applicants who are citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are covered by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) program
- Applicants must be enrolled in the partner institutions.
- Applicants must have been studying TV/Cinema industry related courses
Note: Although the scholarship program is open to all students enrolled in TV and film programs, priority will be given to those who are graduating within two years of applying.
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