Want to Know More About SAICA's Thuthuka Bursary?

The Thuthuka Bursary is a bursary geared towards those wanting to study to become Chartered Accountants. Applications are now open. Here's all you need to know about the Thuthuka Bursary.

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If you're looking to pursue studies in a journey to become a Chartered Accountant, you should know about the Thuthuka Bursary.

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (SAICA) Thuthuka Bursary is aimed at students or prospective students who wish to study Accounting. Applications for the bursary are now open and will close on 31 August.

RELATED: Thuthuka Bursary Applications Open for 2022

Careers Portal sat down with Teboho Moephudi where we found out all you need to know about the Thuthuka Bursary. 

Moephudi is the Project Director for Thuthuka and for Universities and looks after the Thuthuka Bursary Fund.

The bursary covers financial and non-financial support and will pay for full tuition, accommodation, books, meals and living.

Other benefits of the bursary include:

  • Assist students from jump to high school to University
  • Additional academic support
  • Academic enrichment programmes
  • Study tutorials
  • Study skills workshops
  • Soft skills workshops
  • Social and emotional support
  • Work readiness and life skills training
  • Mentoring and counselling

Programme managers are a direct liaison between the student and the Thuthuka team. Students are funded in groups which is managed by these programme managers. Through this, students are then assisted on the ground.

This bursary fund looks to increase the number of African and Coloured CAs in the country. They want to make sure that SAICA's presence is felt within the University space and that more students know about the CA profession. 

Moephudi said, "For every year that a student continues to pass while being on the Thuthuka programme, they continue to get funded".

SAICA stands for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and was founded in 1980. They are the foremost Accountancy body in the country and is the professional home for CAs.

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