• Bursary Requirements

Bursary Requirements

BDO awards financial assistance to well-rounded, academically strong candidates studying or considering studying towards a Chartered Accountancy (CA(SA)) qualification. Preference is given to students who are currently disadvantaged.

Acceptance of a bursary requires the student to complete a training contract in terms of a Learnership agreement with the BDO office that awards the bursary.

BDO allocates a full or half bursary dependant on academic achievement and allocated financial resources. Our bursaries exclude residential fees and are limited to registration fees, tuition fees and books for each year of study.

Applications are collected and processed throughout the course of the year. Due to the high number of applicants, applicants may only receive feedback towards the end of the year.

To be considered for a bursary, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be studying at an Accredited University which offers South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accredited programmes through to Honours / CTA level.
  • NOT be signed with any other professional services firm to complete a Chartered Accountant training contract
  • NOT be in possession of a bursary / scholarship / financial assistance award which has employment obligations or post training contract employment obligations;
  • Commitment to study towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification with majors in accounting and auditing;

Minimum "B" in Mathematics (Maths Literacy is not accepted)
Minimum "B" in English Home Language or as a 1st language
Overall average of 70% or higher in Grade 11 and Grade 12
Proof of provisional acceptance from a SAICA Accredited University for the Chartered Accountant program.

All applicants will be interviewed and shortlisted matriculants have to complete a psychometric assessment to determine suitability.

University students:
70% or more in Accounts I
65% or more in Accounts II
Continuation of bursary for CTA will depend on achieving the minimum requirements as stipulated by the University.

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