2022 Netflix Creative Equity Scholarships​ for Nigeria, West & Central Africa

Deadline: September 4, 2022.

Currently, many young Africans in the creative space struggle with access to adequate resources to support their journey, though strong academic institutions do exist on the continent. Netflix Scholarships aim to address this challenge by boosting financial support to Sub-Saharan African youth and empowering them in their pursuit of knowledge and skills in the creative academic field. This fund will enable them to access the highest quality programs and institutions in the region.

Netflix’s global Netflix Creative Equity Fund, which was launched in 2021 and will be distributed to various initiatives over the next five years to build a strong, diverse pipeline of creatives around the world, includes a US$1 million scholarship fund for students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The scholarship fund will pay for tuition, housing, study materials, and living costs at certain partner schools in Nigeria where the scholarship recipients have been accepted to study television and film in the 2022 academic year.


A. The scholarship programis open to individuals who meet the following eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be citizens of and currently living in a West or Central African country:

  • West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
  • Central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic, ,Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé & Principe/
  • Note: Applicants who are citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)are covered bythe Southern African Development Community (SADC)program

Applicants must be enrolled in the partner institutions, namely:

  • National Film and Television Institute in Ghana
  • National film institute Jos in Nigeria
  • Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel (ISMA) in Benin
  • Institut Philippe Maury de l’audiovisuel et du Cinéma – IPMAC-Groupe EM GABON-UNIVERSITE in Gabon
  • Pan-Atlantic University in Nigeria
  • Applicants must have been studying TV/Cinema industry related courses
  • Note: Although the scholarship program is open to all students enrolled in TV and film programs, priority will be given to those who are graduating within two years of applying.


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