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Students who have graduated Grade 12 or Matric and wanted to continue their education to a higher degree can think about taking part in Thuthuka Bursary program. The financial assistance program is designed to help students continue their study and gain a better future. Naturally, there are several requirements that all students need to meet if they want to take part in the program.
About the Program
Thuthuka Bursary Fund program is designed and made available to African and also colored students in South Africa. Students who are dreaming of becoming Chartered Accountants but struggling with the educational funds can make use of this bursary to reach their goal. Every year, more than 250 bursaries are given to BCom undergraduate Accounting degrees, with preferences are given to students coming from disadvantaged families and communities. The bursary is accredited by SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accounts).
The bursary would cover things like books, accommodation fees, monthly living allowance, and also university fees (such as tuition). Besides the main bursary assistance, there is also other extra coverage that candidates can expect, such as:
- Logic and language exercise so that candidates can improve their English language comprehension. It would equip them better with techniques and problem solving skills
- Extra academic support in the forms of tutorials, assessments, or lectures
- Interactive workshops that can promote workplace-readiness and teach life-skills
- A mentorship program where the candidates not only get the guidance but also the ability to mentor someone else later
There are some requirements for this Thuthuka Bursary program:
- The candidates must be the citizens of South Africa
- They must have enough points so they can qualify for the university entrance
- They are currently in Grade 12 with the intention to study in Accounting for a Bachelor of Commerce
- They need to get at least 60% for their final Mathematics result for Grade 11
- They have applied or in the process of applying to one of SAICA accredited universities
How to Apply
Candidates need to download the application form from SAICA website and then complete it. They need to send the application to this address: Thuthuka Bursary Fund, PO Box 59875, Kengray 2001. Besides the application form, they need to include the supporting documents like:
- A recent ID photo or passport photo in color
- A certified copy of ID document
- A certified copy of guardian’s or parents ID
- All the certified copies of Ids from all the people dependent on the family’s earning or income
- Final Grade 11 and 12 results
- The certified copies of guardian or parent’s salary advice or the affidavit
- University provisional acceptance letter
- Stamped letter from the school containing the confirmation of the registration and also the subjects taken
Moreover, candidates must answer these two questions in a different paper (and written manually):
- The motivation to become a Chartered Accountant
- The reason why they should be awarded the bursary
And they still need to include their personal short essay about themselves. In this essay, they must write about the details of their family and also life plans.
All those documents need to be sent to the above address. Candidates who want to learn more about the Thuthuka Bursary program can reach out to the contact person at 086 107 2422