International Bursaries

The programme aims to equip film and television professionals for global competitiveness through overseas studies that are not offered in South African tertiary institutions.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Apply six months before the course starts.
  • Be a South African citizen or permanent SA resident.
  • Have a good academic record.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance; and
  • Be enrolled at an accredited overseas tertiary institution for full-time studies; post-graduate film/TV programme (the course must start in January 2022).
  • Funding will only be granted to courses that are unavailable in South Africa.
  • Live Performance or Acting courses do not qualify.

Applications must be accompanied by a detailed motivation stating why the applicant must be awarded a bursary together with all the supporting documents as indicated in the online application form.


  • Failure to provide all requested information will lead to automatic disqualification of the application.
  • In the event of a change of contact details, the onus is on the applicant to notify NFVF.

For further information, consult the NFVF Funding Policy on: NFVF Funding Policy

How to apply:

Register and complete the online application form using the following link:

For queries, contact:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo
Applications Officer
Telephone: 011 483 0880


Manti Sekwakwa
Applications Officer
Telephone: 011 483 0880