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A bursary is financial assistance given to students for study or training. Each bursary gives different amounts of money and lasts for different periods. The assistance is given to students selected according to various criteria set by the donors and could include academic merit or financial need. Each bursary has specific conditions attached to it, for example, you may have to work for the company for as long as you have held the bursary, or you may have to be active in your community. 

A scholarship is an amount of money given to a student of academic merit. Each scholarship has different conditions.

Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are offered by the Commerce Faculty on an overall point score for a South African equity candidate who achieves 60 points and meets admission requirements (matric exemption with no less than a C average in higher grade Mathematics) on our Commerce faculty scoring system of R 10000.

"The Thuthuka Bursary Fund" from SAICA (South African Institute for Chartered Accountants) assists academically-talented black students to pursue a B Com Accounting degree in order to become Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)].

If you perform exceptionally well at school, you might qualify for a Thuthuka Bursary. This is a unique bursary in that, if chosen, you get placed in one of five participating universities committed to seeing you pass your exams and qualify as a CA(SA).

Howerver, students who do exceptionally well in most subjects yet obtain poor results in Mathematics do not qualify. Good results in Mathematics (higher grade) are key in a pursuing a career in Chartered Accountancy.

Grab this opportunity!

Complete an application form (closing date: 30 June every year); Ensure that your grade 11 results are exceptional as these will be looked at; You will have to work towards getting a matric exemption with no less than a C average in higher grade Mathematics and excellent marks in all your other subjects to reach the entry points for select universities running Thuthuka programmes.

For more information contact access the SAICA website www.saica.co.za.
The Thuthuka Bursary Fund, PO Box 59875, Kengray, 2100
Email: janes@saica.co.za 
Tel: 08610 SAICA (72422),
Fax: 011 622 3321

List of Companies 

Looking for funding?   Approach the following Companies:

  1. KPMG
  2. Deloitte & Touch
  3. Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  4. Metropolitan
  5. Old Mutual
  6. Nedbank
  7. Standard Bank Educational Assistance Programme
  8. First National Bank
  9. Liberty Life
  10. Telkom
  11. Vodacom
  12. Saville Foundation (TSF)

     

Application Forms

Some bursary application forms are available here for download as listed below:
  • SA Weather Service - Bursary Application Form for Full Time Bursaries[Download]
  • De-Beers - Bursary Application Form[Download]
  • Old Mutual - Confidentail Application for Accounting Bursary[Download]
  • SpoorNet- Application for a Bursary for Full Time Study[Download]
  • Vodacom Open Bursary Application Form[Download]
  • South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIORR) bursary application form[Download]

1. KPMG

Field of Study Sponsored:

CA

Contact Details:

Only on-line applications will be responded to. Go to: http://www.kpmgcareers.co.za

2. Deloitte & Touch
 

Field of Study Sponsored:

CA

Contact Details:

Interested in gaining work experience and a competitive edge while completing your degree? We offer a variety of internships, vacation work and work/study programs for both undergrads and graduate students. For graduates interested in becoming Chartered Accountants or Certified Public Accountants, we also provide the training and support needed to earn your professional certification.

Vacation Programmes and Vacation Work

Vacation programs, or "Vac" programmes, are offered twice a year; once in June and July and again in November and December. Vac programmes typically last a week and are designed to give students exposure to the basic principles of auditing and accounting through the use of case studies, business exercises and business simulations.

There is also an opportunity for Vacation employment or "Vac" work, offering students the opportunity to be part of an actual audit and to work at one of our client sites. Allowing students to move from theory to practice, Vac work provides relevant and practical audit exposure.

Both Vac programs and Vac work help us to assess a student's interaction skills in a team environment and assist in making our selection for training contracts.

If you would like to apply for a vac programme or vac work contact the office closest to you:

3. PWC - Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Field of Study Sponsored:

CA

Contact Details:

Go to http://www.pwcstatus.co.za or http://www.pwcglobal.com/za

4. Metropolitan

Contact Details:

E-mail ydejager@metropolitan.co.za or cmphelo@metropolitan.co.za

5. Old Mutual

Field of Study Sponsored:

Actuarial Science or CA

Contact Details:

Visit the Old Mutual site at http://www.oldmutual.co.za/aboutom/careers&bursaries

Find out more about the Training Outside Public Practice Programme (TOPP)

Also Applying for Old Mutual Accounting Bursaries

Old Mutual now offers students the opportunity to study accounting towards becoming a Chartered Accountant by offering bursaries for training on the TOPP programme.

Old Mutual is a sponsor of the CA's Eden Trust which is a bursary scheme set up by The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

You can contact the Eden Trust by writing to them and request an application form or contact them by telephone on (011) 622 6655.
 

Address:

P O Box 59875
Kengray
2100
Tel : (011) 622-6655
Fax : (011) 622-2597
 

6. Nedbank

Field of Study Sponsored:

All Fields of Study

Contact Details:

Visit the Nedbank site at http://www.nedbank.co.za

Every university and technikon in South Africa is served by a Nedbank branch. Call the branch nearest to you and ask them to forward the application forms to you, complete the application forms.

Once you've been accepted as a student, you and your guarantor should sign the application documents and hand them in at any branch of Nedbank. You'll also need to submit:

  • your previous year's results (if applicable)
  • proof of registration by the institution; and
  • a copy of your ID and that of your guarantor.

Nedbank will also consider loan applications submitted on your behalf by your employer, who may act as guarantor and/or service the interest on the loan. Apply in writing on the company letterhead.

7. Standard Bank Educational Assistance Programme

Field of Study Sponsored:

All Fields of Study

Contact Details:

Visit the site at http://www.standardbank.co.za 

Student loans and bursaries.

On-line applications or e-mail: samadhi@icon.co.za

8. First National Bank

Field of Study Sponsored:

All Fields of Study

Contact Details:

Visit the site at http://www.fnb.co.za

Student loans and bursaries.

On-line applications.

9. Liberty Life

Contact Details:

Visit the site at http://www.libertylife.co.za

Telephone Number

0860 456 789 or +27 11 408 4871

Fax Number

+27 11 408 2109

Physical Address

1 Ameshoff Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg
South Africa
2001

Postal Address

Liberty Group Limited
PO Box 10499
Johannesburg
South Africa

2000

E-mail

info@liberty.co.za

11. Telkom

Field of Study Sponsored:

Telkom plans to disburse R30 Million Bursaries and Scholarships in 2002/2003 financial year

Contact Details:

Visit the site at http://www.telkom.co.za

For further information about Telkom bursaries and how to apply, please contact the following numbers:

North East Region (Pretoria)

Queries: Study Schemes Manager
Tollfree: 0800 284 102
Fax: 011 238 4022
E-mail: fouriesr@telkom.co.za

Gauteng Region (Johannesburg)

Queries: Study Schemes Manager
Tollfree: 0800 374 149
Fax: 011 683 1191
E-mail: sonoat@telkom.co.za

Eastern Region (Durban)

Queries: Study Schemes Manager
Tollfree: 0800405 574
Fax: 031 465 2358
E-mail: govendr@telkom.co.za

Central Region (
Bloemfontein)
Queries: Study Schemes manager
Tollfree: 0800 430 414
Fax: 012 663 9860
E-mail: sejengms@telkom.co.za

Western Region (
Cape Town)

Queries: Study Schemes manager
Tollfree: 0800 501 825
Fax: 021 551 4193
E-mail: vdschok@telkom.co.za

Southern Region (
Port Elizabeth)

Queries: Study Schemes Manager
Tollfree: 0800 355 118
Fax: 041 368 4499
E-mail: ferreih@telkom.co.za

Issued by: Oupa Magashula, Telkom Group Executive, Human Resources.
Enquiries: Ed Tillett, Manager, Media Relations
Telkom Corporate Communication
Tel: 012 311 8258, Cell: 082 820 7559

12. Vodacom

Contact Details:

Visit the site at http://www.vodacom.co.za

VODACOM PTY LTD
Physical Address:
Vodacom Corporate Park
082 Vodacom Boulevard
Vodavalley ,Midrand
Tel: (011) 653 5000

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