BDO Chartered Accountancy Bursary 2014

BDO Chartered Accountancy Bursaries are awarded on a financial needs basis and are linked to satisfactory academic achievements. We are looking for well-rounded individuals who perform equally well in all areas of their lives. Other qualities that would strengthen an application include high energy levels, good communication skills and self-confidence. To apply for a bursary with us please review the criteria you need to meet to be considered.

How do I qualify for a bursary?
1. All students who are already studying, or who are planning to study towards, a Chartered Accountant (SA) qualification
2. Students must therefore qualify for admission or be registered for a B.Com (Accounting) or equivalent degree at a university recognised by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
3. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
4. Those persons who have any other financial support or bursary whereby they are required to complete a period of work within the bursary-awarding company, will not be eligible for a BDO bursary.


Bursaries awarded will be limited to academic fees (or part thereof) and a book allowance. The amounts awarded will differ per BDO firm. Bursaries are renewable providing the student achieves a pass rate at the end of each academic year.


Bursaries will be awarded to the persons whom the firm believes have the commitment to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (SA), have an academic record which indicates the ability to do so and with due regard to financial need. In return for the bursary, the student undertakes to work for the firm for a period equal to the number of academic years for which BDO provides support, subject to a maximum of the period of the training contract required in terms of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The student also undertakes to be available for vacation work at the firm’s premises.

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2013