Thuthuka Bursary 2025

Company: Thuthuka
Location: South Africa
Closing date: 31 August 2024

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Thuthuka Bursary 2025


SAICA is inviting students to apply for the Thuthuka Bursary, for the 2025 academic year.


The Thuthuka Bursary is open to students who are studying towards a career in Chartered Accountancy – specifically the following undergraduate qualifications, at these selected institutions:

  • University of Johannesburg (UJ): Bachelor of Accounting (Course code BCA012)
  • University of Pretoria (UP): Accounting Sciences (Course code 07130044)
  • University of Witwatersrand (WITS): B Acc Science (Course Code CB008)
  • University of Free State (UFS – Bloemfontein Campus): Bachelor of Accounting (Course code BC636060) / PGCA (Course code BC656060)
  • University of Fort Hare (UFH): B Com Accounting (Course Code 60001)
  • University of Cape Town (UCT): B Com (Course Code CB024) / PGDA (Course Code CG010ACC01)
  • University of Western Cape (UWC): (Course Code 1021 or 1753)
  • Stellenbosch University (SU): B Com Accounting/ B Rek (Course code 3091001)
  • Rhodes University (RU): Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Nelson Mandela University (NMU): B Com Accounting (Course code 40103)
  • North West University (NWU – Potch Campus): B Com CA (Course code 5DAH01-E302)
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN – Westville Campus): Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (code BCOM-C)
  • University of Limpopo (UL) – CTA only: PGDA [Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy]


The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • Tuition,
  • Books,
  • Meals,
  • Residence Fees
  • Accommodation.


Bursary recipients will also have access to the following benefits: academic support (including various academic enrichment programmes: additional tutorials, study skills workshops etc), social and emotional support, work-readiness and life skills training, mentoring and counselling, and access to dedicated programme manager exposure to experienced chartered accountants and business leaders as mentors.


Bursary recipients will be required to sign a contract with the Thuthuka Education and Upliftment Fund (TEUF) and NSFAS.


Bursaries are awarded annually and are renewed at the discretion of the fund. Candidates will be selected based on 3 main criteria: academic results, financial need as determined by the NSFAS financial means test and National Benchmark Test (NBT) results.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be a Black African or Coloured student
  • You must be from a disadvantaged background
  • You must be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric within the last 2 years
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% (level 5) for Mathematics in Grade 11 (NOT Mathematics Literacy or Technical Mathematics)
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2025
  • You must have applied or are in the process of applying, to study towards one of the qualifications listed above, at one of the SAICA accredited universities
  • You must have a combined family income of NOT more than R350 000 per annum
  • You must have written or will write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before the bursary closing date

How to Apply

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Date listed: 2024-06-09 18:14:53 | Closing date: 2024-08-31 | Bursary/Accommodation | Location : Nation wide South Africa