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School of Accounting

The Thuthuka bursary provides:

  • Funding in the form of a bursary and NSFAS loan scheme for CA studies;
  • Living allowances which included meal cards, stationery, textbooks, allowances for your travel, airtime and something for personal use;
  • Dedicated residence accommodation;
  • Personal attention;
  • Dedicated lectures for accounting modules;
  • Small class size (1st and 2nd year);
  • Dedicated tutorials in Financial Accounting;
  • Formal study sessions;
  • A mentoring and monitoring system supported by regular assessments;
  • Additional academic support and intervensions;
  • A dedicated full-time administrative and financial team.

These interventions have contributed to the results of students on the Thuthuka programme often exceeding those of students on the mainstream programme.

In the 20135 Qualifying Examination the programme achieved 100% pass rate. 

The application process has 3 stages:

  1. The Thuthuka bursary application form should be completed by 30 April (for the following academic year). This application form is available from our office on South Campus room 0818, 8th floor, Main Building OR at OR on you can download is straight from our website.
  2. Students must also apply to NMMU, contact us or visit for more information. You can also download the NMMU Application form straight from our website. 
  3. Potential candidates will be contacted to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT) usually in August. The NBT is used to assess the applicants linguistic skills, numeric skills and mathematics aptitude. 

The final acceptance decision is dependent on the applicant's results in the NBT, his/her Grade 12 examinations, and a financial means test.

The applicant must satisfy the admission requirements for the BCom Chartered Accountancy programme to be considered for the NMMU Thuthutka bursary programme.

Contact information
Mrs Yolandi De Beer
Admin Assistant
Tel: 27 41 504 2072

Ms Shareen van der Watt
Thuthuka Project Manager
Tel: +27 41 504 2014

Ms Zukiswa Ngqoyiya
Thuthuka Bursary Programme: Admin Assistant
Tel: 27 41 504 2012