Economic Research Southern Africa Scholarships

Study Subject:       Economics

Course Level:         This scholarship is available for pursuing a master’s degree.

Eligibility: Any South African citizen who obtained an average of 70 per cent in the degree preceding the masters for which the scholarship is awarded, and who has shown academic excellence in economic studies. Priority will be given to designated groups.

Scholarship Description: Ten scholarships to the value of R80 000 are available to full-time students enrolled for a master’s degree in Economics at a South African institution. Students will be required to work in South Africa as economists for a period of one year after obtaining the master’s degree. ERSA scholarship holders will be expected to present a paper based on the dissertation component of their degree, at an ERSA workshop in the research group which is relevant to their area of specialisation. For more information on these research groups, see

Upon completion of the degree, scholarship holders will be required to submit this paper to the ERSA Working Paper series. Publication will be subject to standard quality verification standards.

Duration of award: One year.

Selection Criteria: The procedure of students’ selection is oriented to academic excellence and ability to do research in economics in a relevant field of study in South Africa.

Notification: Selection results will be provided to these applicants by 1 February 2017.

How to Apply: Click on Application Procedure on the Scholarships menu.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is 31 December 2016. 

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