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SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2022 : South African Institute of Chartered Accounts

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Organization : SAICA – South African Institute of Chartered Accounts
Announcement : Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2022
Applicable for : Black African and Coloured students
Head Office : Johannesburg
Closing Date : 31 August 2021
Website : https://www.saica.org.za/initiatives/thuthuka/apply-to-the-thuthuka-bursary-fund

SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund

Established in 2005 by South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Thuthuka Bursary assists disadvantaged African and coloured students who want to study to become CAs(SA).

Objective

A bursary fund like none other, Thuthuka’s model covers more than just tuition, books, meals, residence fees and accommodation. The programme follows an integrated and holistic approach to ensure success, and students are also provided with “wrap around” support including

** Academic support, including various academic enrichment programmes such as additional tutorials, study skills workshops and more
** Social and emotional support
** Work-readiness and life skills training

** Mentoring and counselling
** Access to dedicated programme manager exposure to experienced chartered accountants and business leaders as mentors

This model makes Thuthuka students more successful than their counterparts. It is also this approach that makes Thuthuka students ready to face the challenges of the workplace.

Eligibility

You qualify to apply to join the Thuthuka programme if you
** are a South African citizen
** are Black African or Coloured

** are either in Grade 12, have been out of school (with Matric) for no more than two years or are a university student studying a CA-stream BCom degree

** have obtained at least 60% (5 or above on the NSC scale of achievement) in Mathematics in Grade 11 (Maths Literacy and Technical Maths learners are NOT considered)

** 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.

** come from a family with a combined family income of R350 000 per annum or less
** write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)*

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2022.

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website through provided above.
Step 2 : Read the instructions carefully before you are applying.
Step 3 : Next, click on the “Apply to the Thuthuka Bursary Fund” button.
Step 4 : Fill the Application Form with the required details.
Step 5 : Finally click on the “Submit” button to complete your application.

Important To Note

This document is an application only. It is not in any way an agreement or commitment for funding.

Successful applicants will be required to sign a contract with both Thuthuka Education and Upliftment Fund (TEUF) and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the purpose of being awarded a bursary.

Thuthuka Bursary cannot be used to pay for existing loans or debts. The funding application is for the 2022 academic year.

Applicants will be considered according to academic performance, National Benchmark Test (NBT) results and financial need as determined by the NSFAS financial means test.

Your application remains incomplete if:
** The consent form is not signed or
** All required documents are not uploaded.

All fields marked in red are compulsory. Your application is not submitted until you press “SUBMIT”

Supporting Documentation

** Signed consent form (download it here)
** Applicant’s ID
** Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ ID
** Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ salary slip

** Copies of ID documents of persons dependent on family income
** Final Grade 11 results
** Final Grade 12 results (if completed Grade 12)
** Full university transcript (if already at University)
** University provisional acceptance letter (if you are still in high school).

Closing Date

The closing date for the applications is 31 August 2021

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