About the bursary programme
Established in 2005 by South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) assists disadvantaged African and Coloured students who want to study to become CAs(SA).
A bursary fund like none other, TBF’s model covers more than just tuition, books, meals, residence fees and accommodation. The programme follows an integrated and holistic approach to ensure success, and students are also provided with ‘wrap around’ support in the form of among others:
- 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 mentorsat
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):
- South African citizen
- Black student (African or Coloured)
- Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
- Passed Mathematics in Matric (NOT Mathematical Literacy or Technical Mathematics)
- Achieve a Bachelors Pass and M-Score to study towards a CA (SA) qualification
- Studying or intend on studying at one of the aforementioned universities (must have applied to at least 3 universities, of which 1 must be closest to your home)
- Meet the university entrance qualifying criteria to study a BCom Accounting (BCOA) (CA-stream) degree qualification
- Proven financial need (this will be assessed by the NSFAS means test)
- Have written OR will apply and write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before the bursary closing date
- Signed consent form (download it here)
- Applicant’s ID
- Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ ID
- Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ salary slip
- Copies of ID documents of persons dependent on family income
- Final Grade 11 results
- Final Grade 12 results (if completed Grade 12)
- Full university transcript (if already at University)
- University provisional acceptance letter (if you are still in high school).
How to apply for the bursary
To apply go to https://www.thuthukabursaryfund.co.za
Important To Note
- This document is an application only. It is not in any way an agreement or commitment for funding.
- Successful applicants will be required to sign a contract with both Thuthuka Education and Upliftment Fund (TEUF) and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the purpose of being awarded a bursary.
- Thuthuka Bursary cannot be used to pay for existing loans or debts.
- The funding application is for the 2021 academic year.
Your application remains incomplete if:
- The consent form is not signed or
- All required documents are not uploaded.
- All fields marked in red are compulsory
- Your application is not submitted until you press “SUBMIT”
*Submit Application before 31 July 2020