Accounting Bursaries

Old Mutual is the largest and most well-established financial services provider in Southern Africa. Our proud heritage and prominent position in the industry is reflected in our operational strength and performance (across all our business interests), our robust balance sheet, powerful financial flexibility (with access to international capital markets) and our diversity of business. Read more about Old Mutual .

Well-trained, qualified accountants contribute significantly to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa. That's why we offer bursaries to the best young financial minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting and making a real difference!

What does the bursary offer?

Old Mutual Accountancy Bursaries cover:

  • The full costs of tuition at University of Cape Town (UCT).
  • Residence fees and one annual return flight home for students who are not studying in their hometown.
  • Vacation work.
  • The better the quality of your degree the more incentives you will be offered.
  • Book and general allowance.

How to qualify for the bursary?

You need a matric with at least 70% or Level 6 for all subjects including Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and English.

You also need to commit to our CA Training Programme after which you will work for Old Mutual for a specified period of time. Please apply timeously for admission to the university.

Preference will be given to Black South African learners i.e. African, Coloured, Indian and Chinese learners that are South African citizens by birth or descent (as per the definition of Black designated groups in the Employment Equity Act).

Applications for 2015 are closed.


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