The Kwazulu Natal Film Commission Bursary Programme

Closing Date:

Bursary Details

Commission introduced a bursary programme which was aimed at addressing skills shortage in film in the province.

The programme is aimed at encouraging new entrants, creating an enabling environment in order to increase industry experts especially amongst previously disadvantaged communities.

The programme also seeks to redress the government transformation processes and skewed participation in the film industry.

Who Should Apply

  • Students who have applied at KwaZulu Natal based tertiary institutions and have received a letter of confirmation of acceptance.
  • Applicants can either apply for 1st year up until the final year of their tertiary qualification.
  • Applicants must be residents of the KwaZulu-Natal province and be South African citizens.
  • Applicants are required to submit a new application for every year of study.

Award letter shall be forwarded to successful candidates.

Candidate Requirements

  • Academic performance as proven by the latest academic report
  • Field of study and demand for a particular discipline
  • Financial circumstances
  • Representation(Gender, Disability and Race)
  • Demonstrated ability, potential and or commitments.
  • South African and be residing in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Less than 25 years (exceptional cases over 25 years will be considered)
  • Final selection will be made by the Bursary Committee based on the above criteria.


Bursary Enquiries


Conditions of Bursary

What does the Bursary fund cover.

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition
  • Prescribed textbooks
  • Accommodation: cost of this will be provided on a case by case basis.
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How to Apply

All applications should be sent to KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission by: Email:


Kindly note that 15 October 2021 is the closing date for applications for the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Bursary scheme.

Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. If you are not contacted by January 2022, then consider your application unsuccessful.

Field of Study: School of Arts


NSFAS Articles

Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, you may have tracked your application status via your myNSFAS portal. Well, if you received a ‘Funding Eligibility’ status, here is what it means.

Students who have submitted their NSFAS bursary applications are reminded to check their application status regularly. Their application status may show ‘Application Submitted’, here is what it means.

Are you tracking your NSFAS application and notice that your application status says that it is on the ‘Filtering’ stage? Well, here is what it means.

When submitting your NSFAS application, you are required to attach certain documents to it in order for your application to be processed. Here is how you can submit your documents.

As soon as students submit their applications, they are able to view their application status. They may see that they are on the ‘Validation’ step, here is what it means.