SAICA – Thuthuka Bursary Programmes 2020

SAICA – Thuthuka Profile
SAICA is an establishment that dedicates themselves to creating opportunities that allow individuals who attain the necessary skills in order to meet the current generation’s demands. By establishing a strong foundation that allows great amount of efforts to initiate tons of skill development programmes, it is hoped that SAICA is able overcome the many challenges that is experienced by today’s generation. One of the key factors in making their initiatives a success is by providing the necessary funding to actualize their missions. It is no secret that external funding plays a crucial factor in making all of these programmes come true. Taking note of this, SAICA has come up with several entities that may be able to assist in this, one of them being the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund, which was founded in 2002.

About SAICA – Thuthuka Bursaries 2020
SAICA Thuthuka, in cooperation with the Thuthuka Bursary Fund, is currently offering bursary schemes for well-deserving, academically driven students in South Africa. Offered on a yearly basis, grantees of the SAICA Thuthuka Bursaries will be subject to a formal agreement that will bind them for the bursary scheme. The agreement itself will involve other parties, such as the NSFAS and the programme’s very own Thuthuka Bursary Fund. Before students could sign up for the SAICA Thuthuka Bursaries, they must first take part in the National Benchmark Test  (NBT), which is extremely important if they want to be considered for the bursary scheme. Besides that, candidates must also be studying in any one of these following courses, as well in the respective universities, as per listed below:

  • University of Johannesburg (UJ) Bachelor of Accounting (Course Code BCA012)
  • University of Fort Hare (UFH) B commerce in Accounting (Course Code 60001)
  • University of Pretoria (UP) B Com Accounting Sciences (Course Code 07130042)
  • North West University (NWU – Potch Campus) B Com CA (Course Code 500 155 E371P)
  • University of Cape Town (UCT) B Com (Course Code CB023)
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN – Westville Campus) BCom Accounting (Course Code BCOA)
  • Stellenbosch University (SU) B Com Accounting / B Rek (Course Code 3091001)
  • University of Witwatersrand (WITS) B Acc Science (Course Code CB008)
  • Rhodes University (RU) Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Nelson Mandela University (NMU) B Com Accounting (Course Code 40003)
  • University of the Free State (UFS – Bloemfontein Campus) Bachelor of Accounting (Course / Study Code 6319).

Participants who have been registered with the NBT and is currently pursuing in any of the aforementioned courses will be considered for the bursary scheme. However, if you are having any doubts with the bursary scheme and the establishment behind it, you can always refer to the Official SAICA Thuthuka Website to do your own personal research.

SAICA – Thuthuka Bursary Requirements
Before you can participate in the SAICA Thuthuka Bursary, candidates must be able to meet the eligibility criteria that has been determined by the programme. The purpose of having this list of items is to ensure that the bursary schemes are only awarded to individuals who truly deserve the financial assistance. Therefore, if you don’t meet all of the requirements below, it is highly-advised that you try finding another bursary scheme that might meet your needs and qualifications. Check out for more information at the Official SAICA Thuthuka Website.

The SAICA Thuthuka Website Requirements are as per stated below:
Basic Qualifications

  • Must be officially recognized as a national of South Africa
  • Must currently be in Grade 12, and has plans of pursuing a B.Comm
  • Must have actual proof of needing financial assistance (this can be done by partaking in the NSFAS MEANS TEST)
  • Must be a Person of Color (African)
  • Must have a minimum of 60% (also known as 5 as mentioned on the NSC Scale of Achievement) for the key subject of Mathematics (not to be confused with Technical Maths or Maths Literacy)

Administrative Documents

  • School-issued letter that acknowledges your registration as well as your subjects (must be stamped)
  • Legitimate, actual copies of:
    • The candidate’s Identity Document
    • The candidate’s parents’ or guardians’ Identity Document
    • Identity Document of dependents of household income
    • Household’s salary advice/affidavit for unemployed parents or guardians
    • Your Grade 11 Results (final examinations)
    • You Grade 12 Results (final examinations – only if you have finished Grade 12)
    • University students: academic result slips
    • An official letter of acceptance/enrollment into a university
    • University student: proof of being enrolled in a university

Bursary schemes will only be awarded to students based on these two following matters:

  • If the candidate has been confirmed for enrollment into the Thuthuka Programme, specifically in a TBF University
  • If the candidate has acquired enough endorsement (e.g. Bachelors Pass) as well as scores (e.g. M-Score) that allows them to pursue a degree – which will then be transferred for a programme by the TBF.

How to Apply SAICA – Thuthuka Bursary 2020
Ready to get started on your applications? All candidates must download the Official SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Application Form before they do anything else. Once you have the applciation form downloaded, be sure to immediately answer all of the questions that are stated. Next off, candidates must then apply to a minimum of 3 South African universities – with one of them within a relatively close distance with your home. Once your application form is all set, don’t forget to attach all of the important documents that are asked of the committee. This includes all of the aforementioned documents that have been states as above. Should you miss out one document in your application dossier, you will risk the possibility of not getting accepted by the programme.

If your dossier is all prepped up and set, you may immediately submit them in. Submissions must be made to Thuthuka Bursary Fund, Private Bag X32, NORTHLANDS, 2116. Alternatively, you can send them in e-mail to this provided address: [email protected]. Please ensure that your applications are sent way before the closing date, as late applications will automatically not be considered for the programme. The Thuthuka Bursaries will only be granted to students who have been enrolled into any of the courses that have been listed out by the establishment. Announcements will then made as late as December. Should you have any further inquiries or concerns about the bursary scheme, you may have them addressed to SAICA through the contact information that has been provided below.

SAICA Contact Address
Office Address:
17 Fricker Road Illovo Sandton Johannesburg 2196

Mail Address:
Thuthuka Bursary Fund
Private Bag X32

Tel: +27 11 621 6600
Email: [email protected]

Source: SAICA; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Picture:

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