The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is one of the dominant accountancy firms in South Africa.
SAICA pioneered the Thuthuka Bursary Fund, the aim of this bursary is to select qualified individuals in undergraduate BCom Accounting education programmes who are interested in becoming a Chartered Accountants. Thuthuka seeks academically excellent students who would like to be Chartered Accountants annually.
The following universities are the accredited universities:
- University of Johannesburg (UJ) – Bachelor of Accounting (Course Code BCA012)
- University of Cape Town (UCT) – B Com (Course Code CB023)
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMU) – BComAccounting (Course Code 40003)
- Rhodes University – Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Stellenbosch University (SU) – B Com Accounting/B Rek (Course Code 3091001)
- University of Pretoria (UP) – B Com Accounting Sciences (Course Code 07130042)
- University of the Free State (UFS – Bloemfontein Campus) – Bachelor of Accounting (Course/Study Code 6319)
- University of Witwatersrand (WITS) – B Ace Science (Course Code CB008)
- University of Fort Hare – Commerce in Accounting (Course Code 60001)
- North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) – B Com CA (Course Code 500 155 E371P)
SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
- Score 60% in Mathematics in your Grade 11 Final Results
- Meet their university pass mark
- Have low income
- African or Coloured
- Pass the National Benchmark Test (NBT)
- Letter of acceptance to the university, final Grade 12 results and NBT results
- All candidates will be assessed using the NSFAS means test to determine financial need.
How to Apply and Application Details
Applicants are to attach the following certified documents documents together with their application form:
- Signed consent form
- Applicants ID
- Parents / Guardians ID
- Parents / Guardians salary advice or Affidavit if unemployed
- Grade 11 Results
- Grade 12 Results
- University provisional acceptance letter (to be sent as soon as received)
- Full academic transcript if in University
- Proof of registration, if already at University
- Parents’ latest salary advice
- ID or Birth Certificates of other school-going dependants in your home
- A stamped letter from your school confirming registration as well as your subjects.
Applicants will be selected based on academic performance, National Benchmark Test results and financial need as determined by the NSFAS financial means test.
Applications for 2021 bursary intake close on 30 August 2020.