Thuthuka Bursary

By Mihlali · Apr 29, 2024
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Are you a student looking for funds to fulfil your dream of becoming a chartered accountant? The Thuthuka bursary is just for you! Thuthuka bursary applications for the 2025 academic year are officially open and applications will close on the 31st of August 2024. 


Thuthuka Bursary - 2025

About the Thuthuka Bursary

The Thuthuka Bursary was established in 2005 by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to support underprivileged African and Coloured students aspiring to become chartered accountants in South Africa. The bursary programme is amazing because it goes above and beyond simply funding educational expenses; instead, it supports students’ growth and helps prepare the way for their future careers as chartered accountants.

The bursary programme offer students academic support, which includes different academic enrichment programs like extra tutorials and study skills workshops, and social and emotional support; through training in life skills and work preparation; mentoring and counselling; and access to a dedicated program manager who can serve as a mentor to seasoned company executives and chartered accountants.



The bursary programme is open to students who want to pursue or a pursuing an undergraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • BCom Accounting (CA-stream)


To qualify for the Thuthuka Bursary, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must Black African or Coloured.
  • You must either be in Grade 12 OR have been out of school (with Matric) for no more than two years OR are a university student currently pursuing CA-stream BCom degree.
  • You must have obtained at least 60% (Level 5 or above on the NSC scale of achievement) in Mathematics in Grade 11 (Maths Literacy and Technical Maths learners are NOT considered).
  • If you are in Grade 12 or out of school, you must have applied (or are in the process of applying) for a BCom Accounting (CA-stream) degree at a SAICA accredited university offering the Thuthuka programme.
  • You must come from a family with a combined family income of R350 000 per annum or less.  
  • You must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)

NB: You will also have to apply for and write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before the closing date or submit your results if you have written it already.



  • Accommodation 
  • Books 
  • Meals 
  • Tuition 



  • Signed consent form (download the form HERE).
  • Your certified ID.
  • Your Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ certified ID.
  • Your Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ proof of income (pay slips) .
  • Copies of ID documents of persons dependent on family income.
  • Your final Grade 11 results.
  • Your final Grade 12 results (if completed Grade 12). 
  • If you are currently studying, your full university transcript. 
  • University provisional acceptance letter (if you are still in high school) 


How to apply for the Thuthuka Bursary - 2025

Interested applicants can visit the Thuthuka website to apply online for the Thuthuka bursary for the 2025 academic year. Below is a step by step guide on how to go about submitting your online application.

  • Visit the Thuthuka website HERE
  • Click on the "Please confirm you have read the above" button
  • Then click on the "start Thuthuka bursary application" tab
  • Fill in your Personal Details
  • Fill in your Address Details
  • Fill in your Current Education Details
  • Fill in Study Details Being Applied For
  • Fill in Guardian Details
  • Upload Documents (Don't forget the consent form)



The closing date for the Thuthuka Bursary for the 2025 academic year is the 31st of August 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information visit the SAICA website


The Thuthuka Bursary programme is an amazing opportunity, don’t miss this chance to soar into your CA dreams. If you know someone who would be interested in this incredible opportunity share this post with them. Good Luck with your application! 

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