Old Mutual Accounting Bursary 2024

The Old Mutual Accounting Bursary covers the following:

  • Residence fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Books, study materials, meals, and general allowance
  • A broad exposure to all spheres of finance as elucidated by SAICA
  • Exposure to accounting, financial management, risk management, external reporting, management decision-making and control, taxation, and governance.
  • Support of qualified experts, mentors, and supervisors throughout the years of your degree
  • Vacation work to earn some experience
  • Students who achieve excellent grades will get more incentives

The bursary will offer costs of tuition at the following Universities:

  • University of Cape Town
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • North-West University
  • University of Free State
  • University of Fort Hare
  • Rhodes University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • University of Stellenbosch

The bursary will also provide 1 annual return flight home for all students away from their hometowns.

Eligibility Criteria

Students willing to apply for the Old Mutual Accounting Bursary must abide by the following criteria:

Must be a South African citizen

You must currently in your Matric studies or have completed Matric

Must have passed matric with a minimum of 70% or Level 6 in all subjects, especially English and Maths (not Maths Literacy)

Must apply at or already studying at one of the Universities listed above

Must be willing to commit to Old Mutual’s CA Training Programme, after which the applicant will work for Old Mutual.

Your age must be under 21 years

Must NOT have a post-matric qualification

Skills required

Strong mathematical skills

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Eagerness to learn

Goal and result oriented


Leadership qualities

Creative mind, logical thinking

Commitment and Self-motivation

Good communication skills (spoken and written)

Good decision-making and judgment skills

Good interpersonal skills

Business awareness and interest



Time management and organizational skills

Important Note:

If the applicant is under 18, guardian/parental consent is required

Applicants from under-represented designated groups including the disabled will be given preference

Applicants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds or those with financial needs will be given preference.

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