NFVF Bursary 2024/2025 Online Application Form

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Last Updated on September 4, 2023

NFVF Bursary 2024

NFVF Bursary 2024 – The NFVF is offering bursaries to students who have a passion for the industry but do not have the financial resources to pursue their passion.

There are bursaries for students studying at national institutions and students studying at international tertiary institutions for film courses that are not available in South Africa.

This bursary is for Film & Television Studies.

Awarded as a non-repayable grant based on merit and/or financial need and paid directly to the respective training institutions for the applicable academic year.

For continued support, beneficiaries must apply in every academic year cycle and pass all modules for the academic year.

NFVF Bursary Candidate Requirements

  • South African citizen
  • Matric pass
  • Good academic record
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Registered or provisionally registered to study for a full-time undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, or degree in film/TV disciplines at an accredited South African tertiary institution.
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals.
  • And to students enrolled in South African public tertiary institutions.
  • Financial need based on the combined gross income of less than R600 000 for both parents/guardians in the case of a minor (younger than 21).
  • Detailed motivation stating why the applicant should be considered for the bursary.
  • Academic performance will be assessed according to:
  • Latest academic qualifications
  • Students enrolled to further their studies will only be considered if they have achieved an average of 50% or higher.
  • The minimum pass rate in their previous year of study.
  • In the case of matriculants whose final results are not available.
  • An assessment will be based on their Grade 11 final results or matric June results

Conditions of NFVF Bursary 2024

NB – Preference will be given to students enrolled in South African public tertiary institutions. 

Disclaimer – Accommodations and meals are only for first years capped at R50 000.

Bursary Inclusion

The bursary covers 100% of the tuition fees. Accommodation, Meals, Textbooks, Computer costs will only be paid for, subject to availability of funds and to financially needy students (capped at R50 000).

How to Apply for NFVF Bursary

  • Completed online application form
  • Letter of acceptance from the institution or letter acknowledging application
  • A one-page letter of motivation
  • Certified ID copy (Dated within six months of the application).
  • Certified copy of matric certificate or latest academic results (Dated within six months of the application)
  • Commitment letter for a bursary or loan from other sponsors/bank where necessary0
  • Annual academic fees breakdown from the institution
  • If not older than 21, provide proof of financial support (i.e.: latest bank statement with a bank stamp or latest payslips)
  • If the applicant is unemployed, he/she must provide proof of social grant, if applicable.
  • Parents/guardian/partner’s proof of income (i.e., latest payslip, bank statement with a bank stamp or IRP).
  • An affidavit stating the known/unknown whereabouts of the absent parent/s
  • A certified copy of the death certificates of the deceased parent/s (Dated within six months of the date of application)
  • If the applicant is not a minor (i.e. older than 21 years old), the applicant must provide proof of financial need (i.e. Latest payslip, bank statement with a bank stamp or IRP form)

Note: All certified documents must be valid for six months from the date of submission



Closing Date: Fri, 08/09/2023 – 12:00.

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