SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund South Africa.

SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund South Africa.


The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) are an accountancy body in South Africa. Initially known as the Institute of Accountants and Auditors, formed in 1894 in Johannesburg.

In 2002, Thuthuka was founded as a way to help struggling students complete their studies and reach their dreams of entering the commerce field.


The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is intended for academically strong black and coloured students, who wish to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy. Each year, the bursary helps between 250 and 300 students study BCom Accounting at SAICA-accredited universities (of which are listed in the “eligibility” requirements below). Students who excel in Mathematics and are achieving in their other subjects are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Previously disadvantaged race group – coloured or african,
  • Proven financial need,
  • Meets university entrance qualifying criteria,
  • A minimum of 60% or level 5 for Mathematics in Grade 11 (end of year results),
  • Currently in Matric/ Grade 12,
  • Intend on studying BCom Accounting,
  • Applied or in the process of applying to study at one of the following universities: University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of Johannesburg, University of Witwatersrand, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Pretoria, University of the Free State, University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Download and complete the Thuthuka Bursary Fund Application Form (pdf).

Alternatively, you can download the latest application form from online at:

The following supporting documents should accompany your application form:

  • 1 x colour photo (ID/ passport size)
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians other dependents ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income – latest payslips (certified copies) OR affidavit if unemployed
  • Grade 11 end of year results
  • Matric end of year results (if completed)
  • Letter from your school principal confirming enrolment and subjects (stamped by the school)
  • Motivational letter explaining the following: Why you want to become a Chartered Accountant, Why should you receive this bursary.
  • Short essay about yourself, your career aspirations and your family
  • University proof of acceptance – to be submitted when received

Completed application forms and supporting documentation must be sent to:
Thuthuka Bursary Fund
PO Box 59875


30 April annually.


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Tel: 0861 072 422