Funding for Postgraduate Study

In addition to the general postgraduate bursaries offered by the University and the National Research Foundation (NRF) (refer to the following webpage: http://www0.sun.ac.za/international/postgraduate-student-funding), there are a number of bursaries specifically for full-time studies in Economics.

Honours bursaries

NRF sponsored Research Chair in the Economics of Social Policy bursary

  • R40 000 for one year of full-time study
  • Only for South African citizens / permanent residents
  • Minimum of 60% for third-year Economics
  • May not be held simultaneously with another NRF scholarship/bursary/grant or with any other bursary/scholarship that is contractually binding
  • Closing date: 31 October
  • Application form 2017

Special Economics bursary

  • Maximum of R25 000 for one year of full-time study
  • Only for previously disadvantaged (Black, Coloured, Indian) South African citizens
  • Minimum of 70% for third-year Economics
  • Closing date: 31 October
  • Application form 2017

 

Genesis Educational Foundation Trust bursary for the 2017 academic year.

Click HERE for more details

 

Genesis Educational Foundation Trust bursary for the 2018 academic year.

The Genesis Educational Foundation Trust bursary is offered to postgraduate previously disadvantaged Economics, students studying towards their: Honours and Master’s degree in Economics. Students must have achieved a consistent average of 65% for undergraduate and Honours degrees. Genesis Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference given to candidates from the Designated Groups, i.e. South African Indian, Coloured and African candidates, as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998. Approximately R80 000 per annum to cover fees and living allowance.

Applications to be submitted online. Visit www.genesis-analytics.com for more information. Applications must include: A comprehensive CV, A copy of South African ID, A motivational letter, A full academic transcript, A writing sample such as term paper or mini dissertation.
 
Closing Date: 7 August 2017 for the 2018 Academic year.

 

Master's bursaries

Departmental bursary

  • Up to a maximum of R10 000 for one year of the full-time course work programme
  • Only for South African citizens
  • Minimum of 75% for Honours in Economics
  • Closing date: 31 October
  • Application form 2017

 

Special Economics bursary

  • Maximum of R25 000 for one year of full-time study
  • Only for previously disadvantaged (Black, Coloured, Indian) South African citizens
  • Minimum of 70% for Honours in Economics
  • Closing date: 31 October
  • Application form 2017

 

Genesis Educational Foundation Trust bursary for the 2017 academic year

Click HERE for more details

 

Genesis Educational Foundation Trust bursary for the 2018 academic year

The Genesis Educational Foundation Trust bursary is offered to postgraduate previously disadvantaged Economics, students studying towards their: Honours and Master’s degree in Economics. Students must have achieved a consistent average of 65% for undergraduate and Honours degrees. Genesis Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference given to candidates from the Designated Groups, i.e. South African Indian, Coloured and African candidates, as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998. Approximately R80 000 per annum to cover fees and living allowance. 

Applications to be submitted online. Visit www.genesis-analytics.com for more information. Applications must include: A comprehensive CV, A copy of South African ID, A motivational letter, A full academic transcript, A writing sample such as term paper or mini dissertation.

Closing Date: 7 August 2017 for the 2018 Academic year.

 

ERSA Post-graduate Scholarships

Please click on the following link for more information on the 2017 scholarships.

ERSA advert

 

GTAC National Treasury bursary for Master's degree in Economics in 2017 

GTAC advert

 

Econex (Pty) Ltd: Bursary for full-time Master's studies in 2017

Econex advert

 

Doctoral bursaries

 

NRF sponsored Research Chair in the Economics of Social Policy bursary 

  • R80 000 per annum
  • Maximum period of support three years
  • Only for full-time students
  • Only for South African citizens / permanent residents
  • Minimum of 60% for Master's in Economics
  • May not be held simultaneously with another NRF scholarship/bursary/grant or with any other bursary/scholarship that is contractually binding
  • Closing date: 31 October
  • No bursaries available for 2017

 

 

 

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