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Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2020/2021


Closing Date: 

July, 2020

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

The Thuthuka Bursary scheme is aimed at providing funding to academically deserving Coloured and Black students who want to become Chartered Accountants.

Please read carefully before completing and submitting application forms

  1. The bursaries are awarded annually as per the conditions of the agreement between the recipient and the Thuthuka Bursary Fund. Renewal is at the discretion of the fund.
  2. Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement with the Thuthuka Bursary Fund and NSFAS.
  3. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020.
  4. To be considered for the Thuthuka Bursary Fund, you are required to register & write the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
  5. The Thuthuka bursaries are only available for African and Coloured learners.

Only Students doing Pure Mathematics as a subject will be considered. NOT MATHS LITERACY OR TECHNICAL MATHS!

The final confirmation on the awarding of the bursary will depend on the following:

  • Confirmation of your acceptance into the Thuthuka programme at a specific TBF University.
  • Attaining the required endorsement (Bachelors Pass) and points (i.e. M-Score) to study the degree leading to a CA (SA) qualification which has been designated for the TBF programme.


Candidate Requirements: 

To qualify for this bursary, the candidate needs to: 

  • Be a Black or Coloured South African citizen
  • Be in Grade 12 OR out of school (with Matric) for no longer than two years OR a
    university student currently studying towards a CA-stream BCom degree;
  • Have a minimum average of 60% in grade 11 or grade 12 Mathematics (code 5 or above on the NSC scale)
  • have enough points to qualify for university entrance
  • Write and pass the National Benchmark Test (NBT)
  • Intend to study a BCom Accounting (CA-stream) degree at a SAICA-accredited university offering the Thuthuka programme. (The full list
    of universities offering the Thuthuka programme can be found on
  • Come from a family that has a combined income of R350 000 or less and cannot
    afford to fund your tertiary education

Certified copies of:

Applicants’ ID

Parents’/Guardians’ ID

Parents’/Guardians’ salary advice or Affidavit if unemployed

  • Final Grade 11 Results
  • Final Grade 12 Results, if already completed Grade 12
  • University provisional acceptance letter (to be sent as soon as received)
  • Full academic transcript if already at University
  • Proof of registration, if already at University
  • Copies of ID documents of persons dependant on family income
  • A stamped letter from your school confirming registration as well as your subjects.

Bursary Inclusion: 

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Meals
  • Residence fees and accommodation
  • Academic support in the form of tutorials and workshops
  • Life skills training to equip you for work
  • Mentoring (from established chartered accountants) and counselling

How to Apply: 

To apply, visit and submit your application form before the closing date of 31 July 2020. 



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