BDO South Africa Incorporated Bursary 2019 – 2020

By | January 25, 2019

BDO South Africa Incorporated Bursary 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – BDO

BDO is a global organisation with offices in over 150 countries, with more than 50 000 employees. Founded in 1963, BDO now routes its headquarters in Belgium and boasts an annual revenue of USD7.02 billion (according to Wikipedia statistics).

BDO South Africa Incorporated (previously known as BDO Spencer Steward) firm are an accounting, auditing and business advisory service provider who wish to help potential Chartered Accounting students to pursue their dream careers, by way of a bursary.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED, COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT

BDO aim to help students reach their dreams to becoming Chartered Accountants. Bursaries will be awarded to those studying towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification.

 

The bursary will cover all or part of the students’ academic fees, and textbook allowance.
The bursary value will differ between each BDO SA firm. Please note that the bursary is conditional and will only be renewed if the student achieves a pass at the end of the year.
 

In exchange for a bursary, the successful applicant will be required to work at BDO SA for the equal time of the bursary. Students may also be required to complete vacation work at BDO SA.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Studying or planning to study towards a Chartered Accountant qualification with majors in auditing and accounting
  • Studying or plan to study at a University that offers SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) accredited programmes to Honours/ CTA level
  • NOT receiving any other bursary award, scholarship or financial assistance with employment or post training contract employment obligations
  • NOT required to complete a training contract with any other professional services firm
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Students must also meet the following criteria:
Full Bursary:
Matric students:

  • Achieved a minimum “B” in Mathematics Higher grade
  • Achieved a minimum “B” in English Higher grade (first or second language)
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%

University students:

  • Achieved a minimum of 70% in Accounts I
  • Achieved a minimum of 70% in Accounts II
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% in Accounts III
  • 1st and 2nd year students: achieved a minimum overall average of 70%
  • 3rd year students: achieved a minimum overall average of 65%

Half Bursary:
University students:

  • Achieved a minimum of 65% in Accounts I
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% in Accounts II
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% in Accounts III
  • 1st and 2nd year students: achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
  • 3rd year students: achieved a minimum overall average of 65%

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done online at: https://www.bdo.co.za/en-za/careers/students-careers/bursaries
 

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Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Matric Certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric
  • Tertiary full academic record, if currently at tertiary level

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The bursary will be allocated to the student who BDO SA feels has the best chance of qualifying for a Chartered Accountant qualification.
The chosen applicant will have a strong academic record and show financial need.
Please note that the successful applicant will be required to work at BDO SA for the equal time of the bursary. Students may also be required to complete vacation work at BDO SA.
 

CLOSING DATE

31 October 2018.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact BDO directly:
BDO South Africa Incorporated
Tel: 011 488 1700
Fax: 011 488 1783
Email: bursaries@bdo.co.za

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South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019