Ernest & Young (EY) Bursary Programme 2021

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Bursaries are awarded to individuals who we believe have the commitment to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and an academic record which indicates the ability to do so with due regard to financial need.

 In return for the bursary, the student is required to work at EY for the duration of their training contract (a minimum of three years).

Opportunity Details

Bursary Programme

There are two types of bursaries open for application.

  1. Academic Merit with Financial Need Bursary: This covers one or more, or a combination of tuition, accommodation, books and/or meals.
  2. Academic Merit Bursary: This covers a portion of the tuition fees

Eligibility requirements: 

The first requirement to be eligible for a bursary is South African citizenship and a valid South African identity document.

We require an academic record of a minimum of four A’s, excluding Life Orientation; that you will be studying toward a relevant CA degree (three to four years) and a year Accounting Honours/Certificate in Theory in Accounting (CTA). Further, you should be accepted and/or enrolled at a SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) accredited University. 

  • University of Witwatersrand      
  •  University of Free State
  •  University of Western Cape
  •  University of Cape Town            
  •  University of Stellenbosch         
  •  Walter Sisulu University
  •  University of Johannesburg       
  •  Rhodes University         
  •  University of Limpopo
  •  University of Pretoria   
  • UNISA 
  •  Monash
  • University of KZN     
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Zululand
  • North West University 
  • Institute of Accounting Science
  • University of Venda
  •  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


Applications for the EY Bursary Programme are open throughout the year. To apply, please remember to attach the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified Identification Document
  • Grade 11 Academic Report/Transcript
  • Motivational Letter
  • Latest Fee Question from the University
  • Proof of registration and household income (applicable for Academic Merit with Financial Need Bursary applications

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