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Learners bursaries

PwC has a bursary scheme that aims to attract exceptional young people who are unusually talented to the firm.

PwC offers a variety of funding opportunities, and bursaries are awarded to students with an outstanding academic track record at school and/or university. Bursaries are awarded on condition that when you complete your studies successfully, you will be required to complete a training contract with PwC, gaining hands-on experience in the business.

We offer three types of bursaries to students:

  • Merit bursary: a once-off payment, paid directly to the university
  • Tuition bursary: a full tuition bursary plus a book allowance
  • Full bursary: a full tuition and accommodation bursary (at an on-campus student residence) plus a book and meal allowance 


Who can apply for a bursary?

Bursaries are awarded to students who are studying or intending to study towards SAICA accredited degree leading to a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation at any SAICA accredited South African university.

Bursary selection requirements

Academic requirements for matriculants:

  • Commitment to studying towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification
  • You must be intending to study full-time at a SAICA accredited institution
  • You must have a minimum of a Level 6 in Mathematics and English (1st or 2nd language), and an overall average of 70%

Academic requirements for university students:

  • You must be studying towards a CA qualification
  • You must be studying full time at a SAICA accredited institution
  • If you are a first-year student you must be passing all University courses with an average of at least 65%
  • If you are a second-year student you must be passing all University courses with an average of at least 60%
  • Third and fourth year students must be passing all courses consistently and must qualify for honours according to the relevant university 
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