KPMG Bursary 2022 – 2023


About KPMG

KPMG was founded back in 1895 from two main firms namely Aiken & Carter and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, from which the merger happened in 1987. In 2002, another integration occured with the accounting firms Andersen and KMMT. KPMG is based on the abbreviation of the names of one of the principal founding members namely Klynveld, Peat, Marwick and Goerdeler.

Today, KPMG operates as a global network of independent member firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The firm offer services to business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organisations. KPMG member firms can be found in 155 countries and employ more than 162,000 professionals.


KPMG Bursaries

At KPMG, two bursary opportunities are offered for students who are studying towards becoming SAICA accredited Chartered Accountants or CAs(SA).

KPMG bursaries are classified into Pure Merit Bursary and Merit Bursary with Financial Needs. Both require excellent academic performance and records as a basis.

Pure Merit Bursary is for qualified applicants who do not need extensive funding for studies.

Merit Bursary with Financial Needs bursary is for qualified applicants who are unable to attend university without significant financial support.

Bursaries are awarded according to the skills needed in the professional services marketplace as well as KPMG’s skills needs.

KPMG reserves the right to solely determine whether you should be awarded the Pure Merit Bursary or the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs and to determine the amount awarded under such bursary. KPMG further reserves the right to solely determine whether you should receive this award in subsequent years and if so the amount thereof, which will depend on the satisfactory progress made by you and the availability of funds to KPMG.

Please note that a Bursary Contract is subject to you entering into a learnership (training contract) with KPMG that will start once you have completed your studies at a SAICA-accredited university i.e., obtaining a CTA/GDA qualification.

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizen
  • Currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • Full-time students of a SAICA-recognised degree at a SAICA-accredited tertiary education institution
  • Consistent academic achievements throughout the period of study
  • Must have a strong academic record
  • Must have proven financial need, if apply for the Merit bursary with financial need


How to Apply and Application Details

Applications must be submitted online, by following these steps:

1- Apply for a KPMG Training Contract (they are available in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth).

2 – Apply online at KPMG Bursary Application 2023 (use the Taleo reference number you received in the 1st step when applying for the bursary).

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certified copy of  your ID
  • Matric results
  • Grade 11 results (if in Matric)
  • University results (if in university)

If applying for a Merit with Financial Need bursary, please add:

  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ 3 months bank statements AND utility bill if unemployed)


Closing Date

 31 December 2022 

Bursaries applications can be submitted throughout the year, as this bursary does not have an appointed time of closing date, candidates applying are urged to send their applications ahead of time, so it reaches them before the closing date.