Genesis Educational Foundation Offering Bursaries to South African Students

The Genesis Educational Foundation (GEFT) is offering bursaries to young South African students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their Honours or Master’s degree in Economics or related disciplines at a recognised South African university. The bursary will cover tuition fees, books, and stationery, and dependent on available funds, may also contribute towards additional needs such as accommodation, a living allowance, and transport.

Eligibility and Requirements for GEFT Bursary

To be eligible for the GEFT bursary, applicants must have achieved a consistent average of 65% or above for their undergraduate and/or Honours degree. Suitable candidates are defined as those from the designated groups as per the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (South African Indian, Coloured, and African). A complete application must include:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A copy of your South African identity document
  • A page-long motivational letter
  • Full academic transcripts from your first year of undergraduate studies to date (submitted as a single document)
  • A writing sample (e.g. essay, proposal, or assignment from the current or previous academic year, individually authored)

Applications for the GEFT bursary close on Monday, 9 January 2023. Interviews will be held in the same month. To apply, visit the Genesis Analytics website and complete the online application form. Please note that applications sent and received by email will not be considered as the foundation uses a dedicated applicant tracking system (ATS) to process all applications.

About the Genesis Educational Foundation

The Genesis Educational Foundation (GEFT) is the educational arm of Genesis Analytics, an African economics-based consultancy and global African firm. The foundation’s primary objective is to support initiatives that promote the educational and professional development of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, primarily in the field of economics and related fields. Successful candidates for the GEFT bursary will be awarded funding to study in the academic year 2023.


Genesis Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment for any advertised opportunity. All appointments will be made in line with Genesis Analytics’ Employment Equity Plan and Policies. The GEFT bursary is earmarked for candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and is only open to South African Citizens by birth. All applications will be treated confidentially.