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Accounting Science, BAccSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
The Bachelor of Accounting Science (BAccSc) degree offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is required if you wish to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. The programme includes four core areas of study: Management Accounting and Finance, Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation.


Once you’ve completed your Bachelor of Accounting Science (BAccSc) degree  offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, you will need to complete a Higher Diploma in Accounting (HDipAcc), which is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme. If you successfully complete the HDipAcc, you will be eligible
 to write the SAICA qualifying exams (otherwise known as Board Exams).

Career Opportunities

  • Charted Accountant
  • Fund Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Tax Specialist 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Accounting Information Systems Financial Accounting
  • Economics (Microeconomics)
  • Economics (Macroeconomics)
  • Commercial Law 
  • Computational Mathematics 
  • Business Statistics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Mathematics
Level 6
  • Wait listing
Applicants with an APS of 39-41, as well as English 6 and Mathematics 6, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 915 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 915 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R 13130

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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