Actuarial Bursaries

If you love numbers and think you have what it takes to be an actuary then we have an offer for you! Old Mutual offers Actuarial Science bursaries to study at the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand.


Take a minute and ask yourself a few questions:

  • Are you dedicated and self-driven?
  • Are you a maths whiz?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Do you like a challenge?
  • Do you have that x-factor that sets you apart from all others?

If you answered "Yes" to the questions then you're half way to becoming a recognised top-earning professional! The other half requires hard work and dedication.

The Actuarial Bursary Programme offers you and other young South Africans the opportunity to develop an actuarial career.

What you get

Just take a look at what the bursary offers:

  • All tuition.
  • Accommodation with meals.
  • General and book allowance.
  • Travel allowance (where applicable).
  • Incentives for good performance.
  • Academic and emotional support.
  • Good networking opportunities.
  • Vacation work from second year.

Post Graduation

After your studies you can enjoy:

  • Guaranteed employment after university.
  • One-on-one mentoring by an experienced qualified actuary.
  • In-house rotation programme exposing you to professional development across all areas.
  • Working with acknowledged industry-leading experts in different fields, shaping South Africa's financial future!

What you need to qualify

You need Mathematics with a strong A-plus result and A's and B's for the rest of your matric subjects.

Opportunity is open 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).

Application Form

Actuarial Science Bursary

Important notice:
Your session will time out in 20 minutes. Current grade 12 learners please use your Grade 11 final results to apply. Already matriculated/university students please use your Grade 12 final results to apply.

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Which result are you using to apply?
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English subject percentage (ie: 70/75)
Accounting subject percentage (ie: 70/75)
Physics subject percentage (ie: 70/75)