PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – PWC
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was formed as the result of a merger between 2 accounting firms – Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in the year 1998.
PwC is Africa’s largest professional services provider with more than 9 000 staff members and almost 400 partners across 34 countries. It is also one of the global “Big Four” auditing firms, alongside KPMG, Deloitte and EY.
The company operates in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to: Banking; Asset and Wealth Management; Financial Services; Insurance; Pharmaceuticals; Oil and Gas; Engineering and Construction; Mining; Chemicals; Renewable Energy; Industrial Manufacturing; Healthcare; Transportation and Logistics; Automotive; Agribusiness; Higher Education and so much more.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED, COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT
The PwC bursary scheme aims to financially assist exceptional young people who find themselves without the needed funding to pursue their studies in the Accounting sector. Bursaries are granted to students with excellent school/ university academic records.
Bursaries are open to students who are studying (or intend on studying) towards a SAICA accredited degree, which will lead to a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation.
The bursary programme will cover a portion of tuition expenses, prescribed books – the amount of cover will be determined by evidence that students cannot cover the cost of their studies. Students will, however, be required to pick up the remainder of the study costs.
On completion of their studies, students must be prepared to work for PwC on a training contract.
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
- Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
- Proven financial need
- Current Matric students:
- Be committed to studying Chartered Accountancy
- Have achieved a minimum level 6 for English HL/ SL
- Have achieved a minimum level 6 for Mathematics
- Have achieved a minimum average of 70%
- Intend on studying towards SAICA accredited degree, leading to a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation
- Intend on studying full-time at a SAICA accredited University in South Africa
- Current University students:
- Currently towards SAICA accredited degree, leading to a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation
- Studying full-time at a SAICA accredited University in South Africa
- First-Year students: passing all subjects with a minimum average of 65%
- Second-year students: passing all subjects with a minimum average of 60%
- Third & Fourth-year students: passing all subjects with a minimum average of 55%
Students must also possess the following personal qualities:
- Good interpersonal skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Problem-solving capabilities
- Able to work in a team
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Applications must be submitted online for the PwC Bursary Programme
Reference Number: PWC210106-4
You will be required to register an account:
before you can log in and apply:
You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Full academic record, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
- Proof of tertiary acceptance/ registration (on tertiary letterhead)
30 September 2021.
(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 PWC directly:
Tel: 011 797 4000