AFDA Bursaries

By | December 24, 2019

AFDA Bursaries

AFDA Bursaries

AFDA Bursaries


AFDA is a relatively new higher education institution established in 1994 20 years ago. However, this has not stopped AFDA from becoming the best television, film and acting school in Africa.

The AFDA Board of Education (ABE) has established a Graduate Honors Development Scholarship for film students who lack funds to continue their studies.

The AFDA Honors Graduate Development Scholarship is for students who wish to pursue an honors graduate qualification in film production.

The scholarship will pay for the tuition for a full year of study.

Scholarship recipients need to sign two documents: the scholarship admission notice and the spirit of the agreement, that is, students must make up for one year of scholarship at the end of their studies.

 Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum admission criteria before applying:

  • South African citizens
  • Want to pursue an honorary graduate degree in film production
  • Will study part-time or full-time
  • AFDA / previous AFDA current third-year student graduate BA / External RPL students (recognized prior learning)
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Proven financial need
  • BBBEE status


Apply for your “Postgraduate Bachelor of Arts” qualification online at:
Once you have submitted your application for the course, you will be able to apply for the bursary.
You will be required to submit the following supporting documentation:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest academic results/ certificates of tertiary qualifications
  • CV (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Motivational Letter (maximum of 1 page) about why you deserve the bursary award
  • Letter about your financial status and need for financial support with tertiary students (this can be included in your motivational letter or can be separate)

Complete application forms and supporting documents must be submitted via email or hand delivered to an AFDA Student Affairs office – details can be found below under the “Contact” tab.


30 September annually.


For any bursary queries, please contact your nearest AFDA campus:
Cape Town: Lanna Lamberts
Tel: 021 448 7600
Physical Address: 18 Lower Scott Road, Observatory, 7925

Durban: Vashika Mistry
Tel: 031 569 2252
Physical Address: 2a Highdale Road, Glen Anil, 4051

Johannesburg: Sifiso Khuboni
Tel: 011 482 8345
Physical Address: 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park, 2092

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