BrandArena: East Africa Netflix Scholarship Applications Closing April 22rd

Thursday 21 April 2022

East Africa Netflix Scholarship Applications Closing April 22rd

The Creative Equity Scholarship Fund for Africa (CESF) will financially support the next generation of storytellers in East Africa

The world’s leading streaming entertainment service Netflix, has an ongoing call for applications in East Africa for its Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF). The deadline for applications is set for 22nd of April 2022 at 23h59 EAT.

The fund forms part of Netflix’s global Netflix Creative Equity Fund launched in 2021, to be allocated to various initiatives over the next 5 years with the goal of developing a strong, diverse pipeline of creatives around the world. It is a part of Netflix’s ongoing efforts to invest in Africa’s creative industries and for more diverse and new voices to tell African stories.

The Netflix CESF - which has already launched in Southern Africa for film & TV studies in partner-institutions in South Africa - will also benefit students from other parts of Africa - particularly West and Central Africa. Targeted for rollout across the region in the academic year commencing in 2022, Netflix has partnered with HEVA Fund as implementing partner/fund administrator.

How it works:

The Netflix CESF is designed to provide financial assistance through full scholarships at partner higher educational institutions in Kenya to support the formal qualification and training of aspiring creatives from East African countries. The following East African countries will be eligible: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

The fund will be available to students who have obtained admission to study in various film & TV-focused disciplines, for the 2022 academic year, at the following partner institutions:
  • Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI)
  • Kenya Film School (KFS)
  • KCA University
  • Kenyatta University
  • United States International University Africa (USIU)
Applications can be accessed on the Application portal.

FAQ’s around the Creative Equity Scholarship Fund can be found on HEVA Fund Website.

Students interested in applying for scholarships for the 2022 academic year will be able to find additional information, application criteria and a list of partner higher education institutions (HEI) on our fund manager and advisory partner, HEVA Fund website (

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