Institute of Management Accounting and Strategy (IMAS) Bursary SA

About IMAS

As a leading institution of management accounting and strategy education and training, IMAS (Institute of Management Accounting and Strategy) has international recognition and specialization in business and accounting qualifications (at a professional level) in addition to academic qualifications in business administration.

IMAS offers the following three paths:

1) CIMA: This program is designed for candidates who are interested in finance, management, business, accounting, risk management, strategy and consulting. It is also one of the largest management accounts associations in the world.

2) ACCA: The program is designed for candidates interested in careers in accounting, taxation, external and internal auditing, and financing, as well as business. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest associations of professional accountants.

3) ICB: ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) offers candidates the choice of choosing their core specifications from financial accounting, business management, or office administration.

IMAS (Institute of Management Accounting and Strategy) continues to provide students with a high standard of education at both part-time and full-time levels. They also provide their students with the option of taking Live Virtual Classes from the comfort and convenience of their own homes.

Institute of Management Accounting and Strategy (IMAS) Bursary

IMAS (Institute of Management Accounting and Strategy) in partnership with FASSET (Finance and Accounting Services SETA) invites applications from unemployed graduates and matriculants to apply for the IMAS bursary programme.

IMAS will provide bursaries to 30 students studying toward one of the following Global Professional Accounting Qualifications:

  • CIMA (Chartered Management Accountant) 
  • ACCA (Chartered Certified Accountant) 

The studies will start on a full-time or part-time basis either through Zoom classes or at the IMAS Braamfontein Campus.

The bursary will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, exemption fees, study materials, subscription fees, professional registration fees, and examination fees (limited to one attempt per subject). The bursary does not provide the following benefits: accommodation, transport, and living allowance.

If you have not received any email, you can regard your application as unsuccessful. Candidates selected for the bursary will be contacted by email no later than that date.

Eligibility Criteria

For an application to be considered, you must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements. Your application will not be considered if you do not meet all the requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of South Africa
  • It is mandatory to be Black (Coloured, African, or Indian – White students will not be funded beyond 20%) 
  • Applicants must have completed either of the following qualifications:
    • Matriculation in the year
    • Bachelor’s degree, BCom or national diploma from an accredited and recognized South African tertiary institution either
  • The applicant must be unemployed at the time of application


How to Apply?

To apply, please submit your application online at IMAS Bursary Application

Documents Required

Along with your online application, please upload clear copies of the below-listed supporting documents. It is mandatory to submit all the compulsory documents. Applications without the required documents may get disqualified.

  • Document of identification (certified copy)
  • Certified copy of matriculation completion certificate for students who have completed their matric either. 
  • Certified copy of your graduation certificate and academic transcript, if you are graduating either. 
  • Result of recent tertiary studies (on letterhead of tertiary institution)

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

Please contact IMAS directly if you have any questions about this bursary program:

Name of contact person: Thabang Matsena
Email id:
Tel: 086 143 4333

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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