36 months
4852 USD/year
2426 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Financial Sciences degree from University of Pretoria combines three disciplines, namely Taxation, Internal Auditing and Financial Management into one degree with the aim of giving students more options for further study. 

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Students of the Financial Sciences degree from University of Pretoria will be exposed to all three these disciplines as part of the degree, empowering them to choose their field of specialities at honours level.

Career Opportunities

  • Financial accounting: Financial accountants, credit controllers, SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • Financial management: Management accountants, management consultants, financial advisors, cost accountants and financial managers
  • Taxation: Tax advisors, tax auditors in public practice, tax policy designers, tax professionals, tax compliance managers, SARS auditors and tax risk managers
  • Internal auditing: Internal auditors, risk officers, forensic auditors, IT auditors, performance auditors, environmental auditors, compliance officers, government auditors and governance auditors

Graduates with a BCom (Financial Sciences) degree tend to pursue the following professional qualifications: CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and SAIT (South African Institute for Tax Professionals). The University of Pretoria is one of only nine universities in the world accredited as a Centre of Excellence in Internal Auditing—the highest level of accreditation awarded by the International Institute of Internal Auditors. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics
  • Financial accounting 
  • Informatics
  • Communication management 
  • 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.


418 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

    4852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4852 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2426 USD per year during 36 months.
  • SADC Countries: From $2 426–3 213
  • Non-SADC countries: From $4 852–6 426

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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