PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018



PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was formed in 1998 by a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. In Africa, PwC are the largest professional services provider, with almost 400 partners and more than 9 000 across 34 countries. PwC is a provider of assurance, tax and advisory services, with more than 180 000 employees across the global network in 158 countries.

The company are headquartered in London, United Kingdom and are proudly the second largest professional services company across the globe, as well as being one out of the “Big Four auditors” worldwide.


Bursaries are open to students who are studying (or intend on studying) towards one of the following degree which leads to a Chartered Accountancy qualification at a SAICA recognised university in South Africa:

  • BCom Accounting
  • BCompt Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Business Science


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.

The goal of the bursary scheme is 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.


Applicants must satisfy the following criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Proven financial need,
  • Matric students:
    • Committed to studying Chartered Accountancy,
    • Achieved a minimum level 6 for English HL/ SL,
    • Achieved a minimum level 6 for Mathematics,
    • Achieved a minimum average of 70%
    • Intend on studying full-time at a SAICA recognised university (in one of the aforementioned courses).
  • University students:
    • Currently studying a Chartered Accountancy qualification,
    • Studying full-time at a SAICA recognised university,
    • 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%.
  • Interpersonal skills:
    • Ability to work with others, as well as independently,
    • Strong leadership skills,
    • Able to take initiative.



Apply online at: and select the “Search and Apply online” tap on the right-hand side of the screen.

Applying for the PricewaterhouseCoopers bursary is a 6 step process:
Step 1: Completing the online application
Step 2: Applying for a position
Step 3: Atteding your first interview
Step 4: Atteding your second interview
Step 5: Receiving an offer from PWC
Step 6: Signing your Contract
Find out more about the application process:


KwaZulu-Natal: 31 July annually
Western Cape: 12 August annually
Central: 31 August annually
North East: 30 September annually
Eastern Cape: 31 October annually
Gauteng: 31 December annually

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