PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bursary Scheme 2018 for Young South Africans

Application Deadline: Varying by Province

PwC Bursary Scheme aims to attract exceptionally talented young people to the firm.Bursaries are financial assistance given to students for further studies. Bursaries are awarded to students with an outstanding academic track record at school and/or university.

Bursaries are awarded according based on several considerations; merit and financial need, for example, and evidence must be provided for both considerations. Please bear in mind that bursaries do not generally cover the full costs of the tuition, accommodation and books and as a result applicants must be prepared to pay a portion of their tuition costs themselves.

Bursaries are also awarded on the condition that when you complete your studies successfully, you will be required to work for PwC on a training contract, gaining hands-on experience in the business.


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

What are the requirements for selection?

To be considered for a PwC bursary we look for the following characteristics:

  • Good interpersonal skills: When you work with other people you should show that you can get on well with them.
  • Leadership skills: For example, you can make things happen; perhaps you have a strong personality, or you present ideas very clearly.
  • Problem solving: It is important to be able to assess a situation and start working on a solution independently.
  • Teamwork: The ability to work well in a team and understand the importance of teamwork
  • South African citizenship: You should be a South African citizen with a valid ID number.

Requirements for matriculants:

  • You must be committed 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 pure Mathematics and English (1st or 2nd language), and an overall average of 70%.

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

Closing dates

Please note that closing dates for bursary applications for 2018 are as follows:

Central Region: Mafikeng, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Welkom Offices 31 August 2017
Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth, East London Offices 31 October 2017
KwaZulu Natal: Durban, Pietermaritzburg Offices 31 July 2017
North East Region: Nelspruit, Middleburg, Emalahleni Offices 30 September 2017
Western Cape: Cape Town, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Robertson, Worcester Offices 12 August 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bursary Scheme 2017


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