Bursaries for South African students

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Accounting, Auditing & Taxation

1) Auditor General South Africa Bursary (AGSA) for 2017 / 2018

Requirements/Conditions

  • Must be studying or intending to study towards a qualification as a Chartered Accountant (i.e. BCom Accounting CA stream, Bachelor of Accounting CA stream and BCompt) at a University accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
  • Bursary holders are required to serve articles / enter into a training contract with the organisation on completion of their studies as per the bursary contract.
  • Bursaries are awarded to South African citizens only.

All candidates must be:

  • Proficient in English with strong communication skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have a drive, determination and commitment to succeed
  • Have strong leadership potential

Qualification requirement for Grade 12 students:

  • Must obtain matric exemption and university acceptance
  • Must obtain at least 60% for English
  • Must obtain at least 60% for Mathematics (not Maths literacy).
  • Please attach the following documents in your application: Copy of ID, Grade 11 year end results, University acceptance letter and Grade 12 mid year results

Qualification requirement for University students and documents required:

    • 1st year students:
      Obtain over 60% for Financial Accounting

Please attach copy of ID, 1st year mid year results and Grade 12 final results

  • 2nd year students:
    Obtain over 60% for Financial Accounting
    Obtain over 60% for Managerial Accounting
    Please attach copy of ID and full academic record with latest results
  • 3rd and Final year students:
    Obtain over 60% for Financial Accounting
    Obtain over 60% for Managerial Accounting
    Obtain over 60% for Taxation
    Obtain over 60% for Auditing
    Must obtain over 60% pass in all subjects.
    Please attach copy of ID, academic record with latest results and acceptance letter into the CTA programme

Apply online at: https://www.agsa.co.za/Bursary/Registration.aspx
 

2) KPMG Auditing Bursary Opportunity for 2017 / 2018

About KPMG is offering two unique bursary opportunities for students studying towards becoming SAICA accredited Chartered Accountants, or CAs(SA). Our Pure Merit Bursary is awarded based solely on your academic results, while our Merit Bursary with Financial Needs is awarded based on both your academic results and your financial position.

Both KPMG bursaries require outstanding academic achievement as a basis. When applying for a bursary with KPMG, choose which is best for you by asking these questions:

  • Do you need extensive funding for your studies? If not, apply for the Pure Merit Bursary.
  • Would you be unable to attend university without significant financial support? If yes, apply for the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs.

Our Bursaries take the ever-changing needs of our students into account to make sure that the students the Firm funds have what they need to complete their studies successfully. We also consider the skills needed in the professional services market place and KPMG’s internal skills needs.

Criteria To apply for either the Pure Merit Bursary or the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be studying a SAICA recognised degree at a SAICA recognised university or other tertiary education institution
  • You must be studying full time
  • You must be completing your degree in the minimum number of years, ie you may not split a one year course over two years
  • Students must achieve an academic average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 50% for CTA) for Financial accounting and must obtain a total average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 55% for CTA) for the four major subjects (Financial accounting, Management accounting, Auditing, Tax)
  • The bursary is awarded on condition that the student maintains his or her academic achievements throughout the period of study.

Apply To apply for a bursary you have to first be considered for a training contract. By going to the link below, you will be directed to apply for a training contract. Feedback on the bursary will follow at a later stage.

Apply online at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/searchresults.aspx?PartnerId=25390&SiteId=5178&Function=LinkQuery&LinkId=3375564
 

3) BDO Spencer Steward Accounting and Auditing Bursary for 2017 / 2018

BDO OFFERS A FULL RANGE OF ACCOUNTING, AUDITING AND BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES.

If you wish to apply for a bursary, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • be a South African citizen
  • have obtained a minimum of 70% in Mathematics, Accounting and English in Matric
  • be registered for a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree at a SAICA-accredited university in South Africa
  • be committed to study towards a Chartered Accounting qualification with majors in accounting and auditing

Should you be successful with your bursary application you will join the BDO team after completion of your studies (CTA) and work as a trainee accountant while you aim towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA))

Bursaries are available for those students currently studying, or registering, towards a qualification as a Chartered Accountant.

Bursaries are available in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria and range from full bursaries where all costs are paid, to partial bursaries covering tuition and book costs.

Should you be interested in financial assistance please complete the bursary application form and send it, together with a motivational letter, a copy of your academic record to date and contact details, to bursaries@bdo.co.za

With your application please include a motivational letter and a complete copy of your academic transcripts.

Application forms can be dowloaded at: http://www.bdo.co.za/en-gb/careers/students-careers/bursaries
 

4) Deloitte & Touche CA Bursary (for Undergraduates) for 2017 / 2018

The Deloitte Financial Contribution fund supports the best students in the world in the pursuit of their dream of qualifying as Chartered Accountants.

Value The amount of the financial contribution is determined by academics, talent and financial need so the amount varies. We pay tuition and books first and if there is an amount remaining this goes towards accommodation. Deloitte will pay the respective University.

Duration Renewable every year based on academic performance for the full duration of undergraduate and post-graduate studies

Tenable SAICA accredited universities offering an undergraduate and postgraduate Chartered Accounting qualification (See www.saica.co.za for details).

Who can apply?
• University students
• Commitment to studying towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification
• 70% or more in Accounts I
• 70% or more in Accounts II
• 70% or more in Accounts III
• First and second year students – overall average of 70% or higher
• Third year students – overall average of 65% or higher
• Academic criteria apply to the latest year of study completed, in which at least 4 subjects were undertaken.

Service contract Candidates will have to complete a 3-year traineeship with Deloitte.

Closing date 31 July annually

Apply Online at: www.joindeloitte.co.za/Account/Register
 

5) Ernst and Young – CA Bursary for 2017 / 2018

EY offers an ideal environment for high achievers like you to reach your potential while helping our clients fulfill theirs. If you’re looking for a career that will take you far in your personal and professional life there are few better places.

Value University tuition fees Registration fees Exam fees University accommodation Residence meals Book and pocket money

Duration 3 year Undergraduate Degree and 1 year Honours/CTA, if progress is satisfactory.

Tenable Universities recognised to offer Chartered Accounting, accredited by SAICA.

Who can apply? South African students at university or Grade 12 learners Matriculants – Matric Exemption with minimum 70% for Mathematics and English University students – minimum 60%

Service contract 3 year Undergraduate Degree and 1 year Honours/CTA, if progress is satisfactory.

Closing date 31 August annually

Apply Online at: https://tas-ey.taleo.net/careersection/gcam01/jobdetail.ftl
 

6) Fisher Hoffman – CA Bursary for 2017 / 2018

About PKF is one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in South Africa, providing multi-disciplinary auditing, accounting and business advisory services.

Value Bursaries given to students with outstanding academic ability

Duration 1 year renewable

Tenable Universities recognised to offer Chartered Accounting

Who can apply? All accounting and auditing majors who are potential Chartered Accountants

Service contract Must serve 3 year learnership after studies completed

Closing date 30 December annually

Address
Fisher Hoffman PKF (JHB) Inc.
Human Resources Department
Postnet Suite 200
P/Bag X30500
Houghton
2041

Apply in writing to your nearest office: http://www.pkf.co.za/contact-us/
 

7) Deloitte and Touche (TrAX – Tax Graduate Programme) Bursary for 2017 / 2018

Duration 2 Years

Who can apply? TrAX is a Graduate Programme to assist graduates in the seamless integration into the Tax environment. The programme is focused on giving the candidates a broad perspective on various tax disciplines. The TrAX programme consists of the following components: An induction programme, providing you with the necessary knowledge and skills you will need to perform your role as a Junior Tax Consultant. During this time you will be exposed to the Deloitte culture, and gain a better understanding of Deloitte as a whole. 3 day, monthly classroom sessions, giving you deeper tax knowledge and understanding of the major tax divisions you will be seconded to.

Service contract Yes

Closing date 31 July annually

Apply Online at: www.joindeloitte.co.za/Account/Register

 

8) KPMG (CA Bursary – Financial Need) for 2017 / 2018

About To apply for either the Pure Merit Bursary or the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs, you must meet the following criteria:
You must be studying a SAICA recognised degree at a SAICA recognised university or other tertiary education institution. You must be studying full time.
You must be completing your degree in the minimum number of years, ie you may not split a one year course over two years Students must achieve an academic average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 50% for CTA) for Financial Accounting and must obtain a total average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 55% for CTA) for the four major subjects (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, Tax).
The bursary is awarded on condition that the student maintains his or her academic achievements throughout the period of study.

Fields of study Auditing, Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply KPMG offer two unique bursary opportunities for students studying towards becoming SAICA accredited Chartered Accountants, or CAs(SA). If you are unable to attend university without significant financial support, apply for the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs which is awarded based on both your academic results and your financial position.

Service Contract Compulsory vacation work (1 per annum) and 3 years for articles on completion of study.

Contact
KPMG Crescent
85 Empire Road
Parktown
2193
Tel: (011) 647-7111

Apply online at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/searchresults.aspx?PartnerId=25390&SiteId=5178&Function=LinkQuery&LinkId=3375564
 

9) Moore Stephens (Undergraduates) Bursary for 2017 / 2018

About Moore Stephens International Network (MSI) is one of the world’s major accounting and consulting networks. Moore Stephens offers a limited study bursary programme. The bursaries cover university fees, excluding books and residence costs.

Field of study Accounting, Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply The bursary is only for students studying towards the CTA degree and who wish to qualify as a CA (SA). To be considered for a bursary, you should: » Be a resident of South Africa » Having obtained an “A” for Maths and Accounting in Matric » Be registered for a Bachelor of Commerce degree at a SAICA-accredited university » Maintain a 60% average for Accounting and Tax in 3rd year at university » Be a self-confident achiever » Have held various leadership positions.

Value The bursary covers all university fees, excluding books and residence costs.

Duration 1 year, renewable annually

Service Contract After completing your studies at university we look forward to welcoming you to our team of audit clerks, where you will eventually qualify as a Chartered Accountant (SA).

Contact
50 Oxford Street
Parktown
Johannesburg
Gauteng
Tel: (011) 544-0700

Apply online at: http://moorestephens.co.za/forms/serve/index.php?bursary
 

10) MTN CA Programme (Graduate Development Programme) for 2017 / 2018

About The CA (Chartered Accountants) programme is one of the key strategic learnership programmes of MTN, established by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to ensure the best training possible within a business environment. The CA programme is available to MTNers as well as external candidates.

Field of study Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply The CA Programme is open to applicants who have completed a BComAcc (Hons)/CTA degree. Applicants, who are in the final year of BComAcc (Hons) /CTA, may also submit applications which must be received prior to the closing date of 31st May. In the event that you are successful in the recruitment and selection process, and have passed your BComAcc (Hons)/CTA examination, you will be made offers to commence training in February of the following year.

Value Benefits: We offer a three year rotational system of training that enables trainees to experience a good overview of the entire organization The MTN CA programme offers individuals the opportunity to fast-track their careers as CAs as they are able to train within the commercial environment in which they wish to specialize. Market related salaries Generous study leave Payment of APT and QE2 exams Skills training Phone allowance Canteen allowance Reduced traffic – MTN offices are located outside the busy business hubs Career growth possibility in an international company while training/rotating locally at MTN Group financial head offices

Service Contract Employment contractual obligation of one year for every year of bursary funded. Once qualified, students have to work for the company for the period equal to tenure of their bursary

Closing Date 31 May annually

Contact
216 14th Avenue
Fairland
Randburg
Gauteng
2195
South Africa

To apply: Submit your well-prepared curriculum vitae, together with available academic results, transcripts and your matric certificate to:
The CA Programme Manager
Fiona Wilson
Private Bag 9955
CRESTA
2118

14th Avenue
Fairlands
Roodepoort
2195

Email: Wilson_f@mtn.co.za
Tel: (011) 912-3183
 

11) National Treasury (Bursary Scheme) for 2017 / 2018

About As part of our commitment, the department’s bursary scheme provides financial support to South Africa students studying in the fields deemed critical and scarce to the National Treasury. It aims to build critical skills capacity and provide students with the opportunity to further their studies. Fields of study include the following:
• Economics
• Accounting
• Taxation
• Internal Audit

Fields of study Accounting, Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply
• You are a South African citizen
• You meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study (provide proof of registration or provisional acceptance at the university)
• Financial need
• You must be studying or intending to study in the fields stated in Q2 below
• If you are in matric: You have a grade 12 certificate with university exemption and an aggregate of 65% or higher
• If you are already in university: You have obtained an average of 65% or higher for the previous year of study at university

Value
• Tuition fees
• Registration
• Prescribed books only
• Accommodation at an official university residence and meals

Service Contract The department offers bursaries with a work-back contract obligation. You will be obliged to work for the length of time that the bursary was allocated to you (i.e. if you obtained a bursary for one year, you would work for the department for one year). However, if the department cannot accommodate you after you complete your degree and you cannot be employed elsewhere in the public service, you will be released from this obligation. Should you wish to work elsewhere upon completing your degree without giving the National Treasury the first right to employ you, you will be obliged to pay the full costs of the bursary sponsorship.

Closing Date 31 July annually

Contact
National Treasury
24th Floor
240 Madiba Street
Cnr Thabo Sehume and Madiba Street
Pretoria
0002

The HR Specialist National Treasury
Private Bag X 115
Pretoria
0001
Tel: (012) 315-5111

Apply online at: www.treasury.gov.za
 

12) National Treasury (Chartered Accountants Academy) for 2017 / 2018

About The CAA provides an avenue for prospective Chartered Accountants to receive training without going through an audit firm. This type of training has been a feature in the private sector for some time, but has been adopted by the public sector. National Treasury was the first national government department to introduce such a programme. This programme will not only reinforce your academic education, but will also help develop business acumen, professional and ethical values. The programme will contribute significantly to the National Treasury’s ability to attract and retain key finance and accounting professionals within the department and the broader public sector as a whole. A maximum of 10 graduates a year get selected into the programme.

Complete and submit the CAA application form available on National Treasury’s website (www.treasury.gov.za), and attach the following:
• Completed application form
• Updated CV
• Certified copy of your SA identity document
• Full official academic transcripts/record Submit completed applications via e-mail to caa@treasury.gov.za or Post to: The Training Officer National Treasury Private Bag X 115 Pretoria 0001

Fields of study Accounting, Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply To qualify for the CAA, candidates must have completed or be in their final year of completing the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA), Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) or B.Com Accounting Honours, which will enable them to write the qualifying board examination.

Value CAA trainees are offered competitive market-related salaries, which are structured according to the individual qualifications.

Closing Date 30 September annually

Contact Details
National Treasury
24th Floor
240 Madiba Street
Cnr Thabo Sehume and Madiba Street
Pretoria
0002

The HR Specialist National Treasury Private Bag X 115 Pretoria 0001

Apply online at: www.treasury.gov.za
 

13) Old Mutual Accounting Bursary (Matrics) for 2017 / 2018

About The Old Mutual Accountancy Bursary is for young people are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting.

Fields of study Accounting, Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply You need a matric with at least 70% or Level 6 for all subjects including Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and English. You also need to commit to our CA Training Programme after which you will work for Old Mutual for a specified period of time. Please apply timeously for admission to the university.

Value Old Mutual Accountancy Bursaries cover: The full costs of tuition at University of Cape Town (UCT). Residence fees and one annual return flight home for students who are not studying in their hometown. Vacation work. The better the quality of your degree the more incentives you will be offered. Book and general allowance.

Duration Depends upon course followed

Service Contract You also need to commit to our CA Training Programme after which you will work for Old Mutual for a specified period of time. Please apply timeously for admission to the university.

Closing Date 15 July annually

Contact
Mutual Park
Jan Smuts Drive
Pinelands
Cape Town
7405
South Africa

The Coordinator Accounting Bursary Applications Actuarial Resource Development (2M)
Old Mutual
P O Box 66
Cape Town
8000
Tel: (021) 509-2656

Apply online at: http://www.oldmutual.co.za/careers-centre/learners-and-school-leavers/accounting-bursaries
 

14) Sasol Bursary for 2017 / 2018

About Sasol offers young, prospective CA’s the opportunity to take advantage of a fully comprehensive bursary whilst studying towards the BCom Hons/CTA qualification. Successful applicants will receive a bursary that will cover both their undergraduate (3 year BCom) and postgraduate (BCom Hons) qualifications. Those trainees who successfully attain their CTA qualification will be invited to enrol in the CA Development Programme which is hosted by our training partner firm, KPMG.

Fields of study Accounting, Chartered Accounting

Who Can Apply Prospective CA’s at undergraduate level studying towards the BCom Hons/ CTA qualification.

Value A Sasol bursary is one of the most competitive on offer, with tuition, text books, laptop allowance and residential accommodation covered to mention some of the perks. Successful applicants will receive a bursary that will cover both their undergraduate (3 year BCom) and postgraduate (BCom Hons) qualifications.

Service Contract Those trainees who successfully attain their CTA qualification will be invited to enrol in the CA Development Programme which is hosted by our training partner firm, KPMG.

Closing Date 31 March annually

Contact
1 Sturdee Avenue
Rosebank
Johannesburg
2196

P O Box 5486
Johannesburg
2000
Tel: 0860 106 235
Email: Dwayne.Leonard@sasol.com

Apply online at: http://www.sasolbursaries.com/how-do-i-apply
 


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