2024 SAICA: Thuthuka Bursaries

2024 SAICA: Thuthuka Bursaries

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) invites students to apply for Thuhuka Bursary Programme 2023 / 2024 academic year.

Thuthuka Bursary Application Closing Date

The Thuthuka Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 August 2023

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 – Bachelor of Accounting (course code: BCA012)
  • University of Pretoria – BCom Accounting Sciences (course code: 07130042)
  • University of Witwatersrand – BAcc Science (course code: CB008)
  • University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Campus – Bachelor of Accounting (course code: 6319)
  • University of Fort Hare – BCom Accounting (course code: 60001)
  • University of Cape Town – BCom (course code: CB023)
  • University of the Western Cape – BCom Accounting (course code: 1021) or BCom Accounting Extended Curriculum (course code: 1753)
  • Stellenbosch University – BCom Accounting/ B Rek (course code: 3091001)
  • Rhodes University – BCom Accounting
  • Nelson Mandela University – BCom Accounting (course code: 40003)
  • North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus – BCom CA (course code: 500 155 E371P)
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Westville Campus – BCom Accounting (course code: BCOA)
  • University of Limpopo – Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy (PGDA)

Thuthuka Bursary Monthly Allowance

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

Thuthuka Bursary Monthly Allowance’s model covers more than just tuition;

  • Books,
  • Meals,
  • Residence fees
  • Accommodation.

The programme follows an integrated and holistic approach to ensure success, and students are also provided with “wrap-around” support including:

  • Academic support, including various academic enrichment programmes such as additional tutorials, study skills workshops, and more
  • Social and emotional support
  • Work-readiness and life skills training
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Access to dedicated programme manager exposure to experienced chartered accountants and business leaders as mentors

Thuthuka Bursary Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • 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 OR be currently studying towards one of the qualifications listed above
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics in Grade 11 (NOT Mathematics Literacy or Technical Mathematics)
  • 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 for-university-entrance

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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.

How to apply for Thuthuka Bursary Application for 2024

Applications must be submitted online at SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Application 2024

Supporting Documentation

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric final results, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of University provisional acceptance/ registration, if currently in Matric (on University letterhead)
  • Full University academic record, if currently studying (on University letterhead)
  • Parent’s or guardian’s ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardian’s proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed) (certified copies)
  • ID documents or birth certificates of other dependents in your family income (certified copies)
  • Signed Thuthuka Consent Form (.pdf)

Thuthuka Bursary Contact Details

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the SAICA directly:
Tel: 011 621 6600
Email: tbf@saica.co.za

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