36 months
5508 USD/year
2754 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Accounting Sciences program from University of Pretoria is a SAICA-accredited programme that forms part of the requirements for training as a chartered accountant (CA(SA)) as well as a registered accountant and auditor (RAA).

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The CA(SA) and RAA qualifications are the highest professional qualifications in accounting available in South Africa, enjoy international  recognition and qualified CAs are highly sought-after as employees. This Accounting Sciences program is offered by University of Pretoria .

Career Opportunities

Studying BCom (Accounting Sciences) is the first step towards qualifying as chartered accountants, external auditors, taxation professionals and advisors, and financial directors or managers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics 
  • Financial management 
  • Financial accounting 
  • Informatics 
  • Commercial law
  • Business management
  • Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will close when the available study spaces are filled (close on availability of space). All applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April and to check the application site regularly.


450 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with school-leaving qualifications other than the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examination Board (IEB) should meet the following admission requirements for undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria.
  • The first requirement to study a bachelor’s degree in South Africa is a Universities South Africa (USAf) exemption. USAf coordinates and issues exemption certificates based on the prescribed requirements stipulated in the gazetted exemption regulation. All applicants who obtained a school-leaving qualification other than the South African NSC or IEB, must submit a Certificate of Complete Exemption* or Foreign Conditional Exemption obtainable from USAf. The University of Pretoria no longer accepts exemption based on mature age.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5508 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2754 USD per year during 36 months.
  • SADC Countries: From $2 754 – 3 869
  • Non-SADC countries: From $5 508 – 7 738

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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