Masters Bursary at CENFRI

Posted on :

10 Feb, 2016

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Bursaries in South Africa

As part of their strategy to secure future top talent, Cenfri is pro-actively funding promising students during their studies, with the aim of employing them upon completing their Masters’ qualifications.

The entry requirements for the bursary programme as well as Analyst positions are detailed below.

Applicants will be evaluated against both sets of criteria.

Our R25 000 bursaries are awarded on the following terms:

• Available to Masters students: Both first and final year students.

• Automatic consideration in the next recruitment round after studies: Upon completion, Cenfri has first option of recruiting you to join the firm.

• Can be held concurrently with other funding mechanisms: May be held with any other funding mechanisms (such as postgraduate bursaries from the university, or NRF funding) provided there is no employment clause.


Bursary Entry requirements:

  • SA citizens or permanent SA residents only
  • Current Masters student in good standing with the University
  • Currently completing Master’s degree in Economics or related fields
  • Advanced English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development economics and financial sector development
  • Good quantitative and analytical skills
  • A strong interest in research-related activities

Additional employment requirements that will also be considerate:

  • Exposure to development economics or international development is beneficial
  • Knowledge of Stata and the analysis of household survey data is advantageous
  • A strong interest in research-related activities and a passion for development
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced English language skills (verbal & written) with additional languages such as Spanish, French and/or Portuguese an advantage
  • Willingness to travel within South Africa and abroad
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications



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