When is the closing date for applications?

Applications are welcomed from 01 August until 15 September each year.

What does the bursary cover?

The bursary covers tuition fees, hostel fees with meals or a living allowance in hostel, and a book allowance – all to a certain maximum limit.

Does the bursary carry a service condition?

Yes, one has to do articles with the AGSA for 3 years after completion of a degree and CTA.

What happens if, after using the bursary, I decide not to do training at the Auditor-General of South Africa?

The bursary becomes fully payable with immediate effect and may result in legal action taken if not paid back as required.

What happens when I fail some courses in a particular semester or year?

If academic progress is not allowed as a result of failure thereof, the bursary is suspended for one year. If you fail the same academic level again, the bursary is cancelled and the amount already paid becomes fully payable. If the failure of a course or subject does not prevent a student from proceeding, the bursary continues but exclude the tuition and book fees for the failed courses.

What happens if I get sick and cannot continue with studies in a particular semester or year while holding an AGSA bursary?

You must submit original documentation from a physician as well as a letter from the institution allowing you to suspend your studies as a result of the illness.

Are foreigners eligible to apply for the bursary?

No, the bursary is only available for South African citizens.

Is the bursary only for a particular race?

All South African citizens can apply regardless of race, colour or creed.

What does “suretyship” mean?

It means that you must have someone to act as your surety – or security for the AGSA in case you decline to serve articles or for some reason is unavailable.

Why do I have to provide a surety when I am over 21 years of age?

To ensure that we have an alternative contact person to act as surety in case anything happens to you other than incapacity to serve articles with the AGSA.

Who should be my surety?

It must be a parent or guardian even if the applicant is over 21 years old.

In 2.6.1 – what does “supra” mean?

It means “above”