SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2024

SAICA Thuthuka Bursaries 2024

Thuthuka is searching annually for scholastically excellent students who would like to be Chartered Accountants. This SAICA Thuthuka bursary fund is particularly aimed at students who are strong at Mathematics, however, those who perform strongly in other subjects should not be put off applying.

The only accredited universities working with Thuthuka are:

  • 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 KwaZulu Natal (UKZN Westville Campus)BCom Accounting (Course code BCOA)
  • University of Western Cape (UWC)Course Code 1021 or 1753
  • 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)

The SAICA Thuthuka bursary offers comprehensive coverage for a range of essential expenses, including tuition fees, books, meals, residence fees, and accommodation.

In addition to financial support, bursary recipients will gain access to a variety of valuable benefits. These include academic support through enriching programs such as additional tutorials and study skills workshops. They will also receive social and emotional support, work-readiness and life skills training, mentoring and counseling services, and the opportunity to connect with experienced chartered accountants and business leaders who will serve as mentors.

Please note: Thuthuka Bursary does not provide assistance for pre-existing loans or debts.

Bursary recipients will have the wonderful opportunity to sign a contract with the Thuthuka Education, Upliftment Fund (TEUF) and NSFAS.

Bursaries are granted annually and have the potential to be renewed, subject to the fund’s discretion. Candidates will be chosen based on three significant criteria:

  • Outstanding academic achievements
  • Financial needs are evaluated through the NSFAS financial means test, and
  • Excellent performance in the National Benchmark Test (NBT)

Shortlisted applicants can look forward to receiving communication from us. In the event that you do not receive any feedback, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful, and we encourage you to explore other opportunities.

About SAICA Thuthuka

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is one of the most influential accountancy firms in the country. SAICA administered the Thuthuka Bursary Fund, which aims to select qualified individuals from the African and Coloured student body who are interested to become Chartered Accountants, for undergraduate BCom Accounting education programmes.

SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • 60% in Mathematics in your Grade 11 Final Results (Level 5)
  • Passing marks for university entrance qualification
  • 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 needs.

How to Apply and Application Details

To apply for the bursary application must be submitted online at: SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Application 2024

The following supporting documents must be submitted along with your application:

  1. Signed consent form (download it for here)
  2. A certified copy of your Applicants ID
  3. A certified copy of your Parents / Guardians  ID
  4. A certified copy of your Parents / Guardians salary advice or Affidavit if unemployed
  5. A certified copy of your Grade 11 Results
  6. A certified copy of your Grade 12 Results
  7. University provisional acceptance letter (to be sent as soon as received)
  8. Full academic transcript if already at University
  9. Proof of registration, if already at University
  10. Your parents’ latest salary advice
  11. Certified Copies of ID or Birth Certificates of other school-going dependants in your home
  12. A stamped letter from your school confirming registration as well as your subjects.

Applicants will be considered according to academic performance, National Benchmark Test (NBT) results and financial need as determined by the NSFAS financial means test.

Your application remains incomplete if:

  • The consent form is not signed or
  • All required documents are not uploaded.

Closing Date

The application process is currently open and closes on 31 August 2023.

Contact Details

Tel: +27 8610 SAICA (72422) / +27 8610 SAICA (72422)
Email: /

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

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  1. Itumeleng Monei says:

    Hello… Do I still stand a chance of being funded if I didn’t achieve 60% in Grade 11…but achieved 70% for June in Grade 12?

    1. If you didn’t get any feedback yet from them then consider your application is unsuccessful. You’re not eligible to get the chance.

    2. I’m a Grade 12 learner and I’m not doing accounting I only do pure Maths and physical sciences

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