Auditor-General SA Bursary Programme 2020

The Auditor-General of South Africa is now opening its Bursary Programme to suitably qualified applicants for the financial year 2020.

Established in 1996 as mandated by the 1996 Constitution, the Auditor-General of South Africa, or AGSA, forms part of the Chapter Nine institutions whose purpose is to support democracy. The AGSA is more like an ombudsman-type authority and quite resembles the Public Protector office but with a more limited jurisdiction.

The Auditor-General SA Bursary Programme 2020

The AGSA offers bursary support to students pursuing or intending to pursue a Chartered Accountant qualification which includes Bachelor of Accounting, BCom Accounting and BCompt. Beneficiaries will enjoy coverage of the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Book fees
  • Accommodations
  • Meals

Upon completion of their studies, bursars are required to undergo training in AGSA.

Who should apply?

Only candidates who meet the following basic requirements will be considered:

  • Taking up or planning to take up a full-time Chartered Account qualification at a higher education institution recognized by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Matric students applying for first year of CA studies must
    • Acquire matric exemption from university entrance
    • Have a 60% grade average in English and Maths
  • First year students applying for second year studies must:
    • Have at least a 60% grade average in Financial Accounting
    • Have at least a 60% grade average in Maths and English while in matric
  • Second year students going on their third year will need to:
    • Obtain at least a 60% grade average in Financial Accounting
    • Achieve at least a 60% grade average in Management Accounting
  • Final year students
    • With 55% grade average in all CA programme core modules
    • Gain CTA programme admission
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English
  • A good team player with solid interpersonal skills
  • Possesses determination, commitment, and drive to excel and succeed
  • Has the potential to lead
  • A South African citizen

View AGSA Bursuray Programme by clicking the link

How do I apply?

Qualified applicants will need to register an account on the AGSA’s recruitment portal. In addition, make sure to prepare the following supporting documents:

Matric students

  • Copy of South African ID
  • Year-end results from Grade 11
  • Mid-year results from Grade 12
  • Acceptance letter from SAICA-accredited university

First year students going on second year

  • Copy of South African ID
  • Matric results
  • Full academic transcript

Second year students going on third year

  • At least 60% grade average in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting
  • Copy of South African ID
  • Copy of full academic transcript

Final year students

  • CTA programme acceptance letter
  • Copy of South African ID
  • Full academic transcript


  • All documents for uploading must be in PDF format and must not exceed 2MB.
  • Should you make an error, the system will auto delete your uploaded documents. Be sure to re-upload your documents once ready.

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 15 September 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For further questions about the AGSA Bursary Programme 2020, get in touch with them at :

Telephone: 012-426-8000

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