2025 Bursary program opened at Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT)

Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT) has opened its 2025 bursary program and is inviting the qualifying students to apply for Bursary Programme 2025 academic year. All interested applicants should follow the details below to apply.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 August 2025

The Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT) bursary is the educational arm of Genesis Analytics – an African economics-based consulting firm. The principal objective of the foundation is to support initiatives to promote the educational and professional development of young people in the designated groups, as described by the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, in the discipline of economics and related fields.

The GEFT bursary is offered to young South African students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who are eligible to study towards their Honours or Master’s degree in the overarching fields of Economics or Public Health, and either of their related disciplines at a recognised South African university. We have also extended our bursary programme to those students looking to pursue postgraduate qualifications in Public Health and related disciplines.

Applicants must have achieved a consistent average of 65% and above for their undergraduate and/or Honours degree. The bursary is primarily available to cover tuition fees as well as books and stationery. Dependent on available funds GEFT may be in a position to contribute towards additional needs such as accommodation and transport.

Applications close on 31 August 2025 and our bursary process will run in September and October 2025. Visit our website at www.genesis-analytics.com/careers#bursaries for more details and to apply online. The successful candidates will be awarded bursaries to study approved degrees as mentioned above in the academic year of 2025. Requirements

A complete application must consist of the following:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A copy of your South African identity document
  • A motivational letter
  • Full academic transcripts from your first year of undergraduate studies to date
  • A writing sample (eg. An essay, proposal, or assignment. This must be a recent submission from the current or previous academic year)

Genesis Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Suitable candidates are described as per the designated groups i.e. South African Indian, Coloured and African candidates, as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998.

How to apply

Click here to apply online for Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT): Bursaries 2025

Apply online via the Genesis Analytics website by close of business on Tuesday, 31 August 2025. Applications sent and received by email will not be considered as we have a dedicated applicant tracking system (ATS) where we process all applications. 

Disclaimer:

  • Candidates must be South African Citizens by birth
  • The bursary is earmarked for candidates who come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds as described by the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998
  • Genesis Analytics reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment of any advertised opportunity
  • All appointments will be made in line with Genesis Analytics’ Employment Equity Plan and Policies
  • All applications will be treated confidentially.

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.