Netflix has partnered with the National Film Institute, Jos and other film/TV institutes in West and Central Africa to roll out its Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) for film and television students in the region.
Other partner institutions eligible for the fund includes:
- 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
- Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria
What does this mean?
The Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) is Netflix’s global scholarship scheme which was launched in 2021 with the intent of providing financial aid in the form of full scholarships for students at partner higher educational institutions to help ambitious creatives from West and Central African countries obtain official qualifications and training.
Currently, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo are the West and Central Africa countries that are considered eligible for the scholarship.
How will it work?
Students of the aforementioned eligible institutions who have obtained admission to study in various film & TV-focused disciplines for the 2022 academic year are required to apply via the Netflix portal on or before September 4, 2022.
Applicants must be citizens and residents of the eligible countries in West and Central Africa — excluding the Democratic Republic of Congo. They must also take film and television courses at any of the partner institutions and lastly, be a registered student in any of the partner institutions.
The scholarship fund will cover tuition, housing, study materials and living expenses. Netflix had earlier rolled out the fund in East Africa and South Africa.