SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Program in Accounting

Black and coloured students who are strong academically especially in Maths and wish to pursue a career in Chartered Accountacy (SA) are now welcomed to apply for the SAICA Thuthuka Bursary program in Accounting. There are 250 up to 300 bursaries every year to assist academically excellent students to pursue higher degrees. Apply now if you think you are qualified!


SAICA is short for South African Institute of Chartered Accountants was established in 1894 in Johannesburg. As of today, it is now one of the leading Institutes worldwide and boasts over 36,000 members. SAICA formed partnership with the PAAB and Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in 1987 to create the CAs’ Eden Trust which provides a way to fund black CAs. In 2002, the named changed to Thuthuka Bursary Fund.

The SAICA Thuthuka Bursary program in Accounting is eligible provided students wish to study towards a BCom Accounting degree at one of the following universities accredited by SAICA:

  • University of Witwatersrand – BAcc Science (course code: CB008)
  • University of Johannesburg – Bachelor of Accounting (course code: BCA012)
  • North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) – BCom CA (course code: 500 155 E371P)
  • University of the Free State – Bachelor of Accounting (course code: 6319)
  • Rhodes University – Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • University of Fort Hare – B Commerce in Accounting (course code: 60001)
  • Nelson Mandela University – BCom Accounting (course code: 40003)
  • University of Cape Town – Bachelor of Commerce (course code: CB011)
  • University of Pretoria – BCom Accounting Sciences (course code: 07130042)
  • Stellenbosch University – BCom Accounting (course code: 3091001)
Read also:  REAP Bursary South Africa

The bursary will include tuition fees, accommodation, meals and prescribed textbooks. The successful candidates will also receive non-financial support such as counselling and mentoring; emotional and social support; work-readiness and life skills training; exposure to experienced chartered accountants and business leaders as well as access to dedicated program managers; and academic support. Moreover, CTA honours students will undergo a 3 year training and students who pass their Theory of Accounting (postgraduate degree or CTA) certificate will receive guarantee to take up employment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • South African citizen
  • Current matric students/have completed matric in the last 2 years
  • Black students/coloured
  • plan to and fulfil the university entrance requirements to study towards a BCom Accounting degree qualification (CA-stream)
  • achieved at least level 5/60% for Maths in Grade 11 (end of year results)
  • provide evidence of financial need
  • Currently applying or have applied to study at a university accredited by SAICA. Apply in at least 2 universities and one must be near your home
  • Will apply and write and have written the National Benchmark Test (NBT) prior to the bursary deadline

How to Apply

Students can apply online here.

Register your account here.

During your application, you must submit:

  • Certified copy of ID document, grade 11 final results, matric latest results (for current matric students) or matric certificate and final results (for matric graduates)
  • Certified copy of ID documents of your parents/guardians and other dependants in your home (can be birth certificate)
  • Certified copy of parents/guardians’ evidence of income like affidavit if unemployed or latest payslips if employed
  • NBT results (if already completed)
  • Signed copy of consent form
  • Acceptance or provisional letter from university (submit it after received immediately)
  • Letter from school confirming your subjects and enrolment (signed and stamped on school letter)
Read also:  Bradshaw LeRoux Bursary for Disabled Students in South Africa

Applications for the SAICA Thuthuka Bursary program in Accounting must be submitted no later than August 31st 2018.