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TV and film bursaries up for grabs

Written by TVSA Team from the blog TV Production on 02 Aug 2017
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Keen on studying TV or film production but don't have the cash?

Read on!...

The National Film and Video Foundation offer annual bursaries to students in financial need. The bursaries on offer are for students who want to study TV and film production at an accredited South African tertiary institution.

They also offer international bursaries for post graduate students who want to study a course that isn't available in South Africa.

Applications close on 31 August 2017 this year.

If you want to apply, this is what you need to know:
 

Application criteria

National bursaries

- One page letter of motivation
- Applicant Certified ID copy (certified copy not older than 3 months)
- Latest Academic Results (certified copy not older than 3 months)
- Matric Certificate (Not Matric Statement) (certified copy not older than 3 months)
- If a parent/guardian is unemployed, please provide an affidavit and a certified ID copy of the parent/guardian. (certified copies not older than 3 months)
- Parent's proof of income or other financial support if any i.e. 2 months bank statements, payslips, proof of social grants(certified copies not older than 3 months)
- If the applicant is independent, upload your payslip(certified copy not older than 3 months)
- Updated stuition fee breakdown from the institution for the year in which funding is required
- Letter of acceptance/acknowledgement from the institution
 

International post graduate bursaries (For students starting in January 2018)
 

- This is available for post graduate studies only and the course must not be offered at any South African institution
- One page letter of motivation
- Applicant Certified ID Copy (certified copy not older than 3 months)
- CV of an applicant
- Latest academic results and Matric certificate (certified copies not older than 3 months)
- Matric Certificate (Not Matric Statement) (certified copies not older than 3 months)
- Letter of recommendation from an industry professional
- Detailed budget including tuition and living cost
- If a parent/guardian is unemployed, please provide an affidavit and a certified ID copy of a parent/guardian (certified copies not older than 3 months)
- If applicant is independent, upload your payslip(certified copy not older than 3 months)
- If your current studies are funded through a study loan or you have received a bursary from the another financial institution, please submit the relevant documentation (I am not sure what this even means, clarify with Thandekile)
- Parents’ proof of income or other financial support if any i.e. 2 months bank statements, payslips, proof of social grants (Only certified copies not older than 3 months)
- Tuition fee breakdown from the institution
- Detailed course curriculum from the institution
- Letter of acceptance/ acknowledgement from the institution

If you meet the above criteria, you can apply by completing a national bursary application form available on the NFVF website here: Application form.

The application form provides a guide on all the required documentation to submit with your application form.

Important Notice

  1. Incomplete applications will be disqualified
  2. The NFVF does not fund Live Performance or Acting studies
  3. Only certified documents will be accepted
  4. Applications received after the deadline will be disqualified
  5. Faxed or emailed applications will be disqualified
Closing date for applications: 31 August 2017

 



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