Economics Students Awards & Gallery

Every year, ERSA rewards economics students that excel in their studies. Prizes are given to the best economics students in South Africa. The motivation for this initiative is that in general, relative to accounting and finance related subjects, economics often has few prizes to award. Recognition for student performance is one of the key mechanisms departments have available in order to motivate students to continue with studies in economics.

To this end, ERSA is offering the following prizes for all universities in South Africa with an economics teaching programme. A monetary award for each year of study is proposed as follows:

  • R800 for the second placed student
  • R1000 for the first placed student

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Information for students

“Prize winning students’ monetary awards will be paid in one total sum on presentation of an invoice from your institution. This will be paid via EFT by the end of March of the year following the completion of your year of study. It is your institution’s responsibility to disburse the funds timeously to the relevant awardees along with the ERSA certificate.”

Information for universities

Your university’s Economics Department is invited to complete the form below. We require the details of the top two students in each year of study of Economics. It is the institution’s responsibility to disburse the funds timeously to the relevant awardees along with the ERSA certificate. In this regard, please ensure that all information regarding prize winners is correct as ERSA will not enter into any correspondence once the funds and certificates have been disbursed.

* Please note the deadline for submission on 28 February 2023. No correspondence will be entered into once this deadline has passed.