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CFA Program Partner Awareness Scholarships

The Finance Discipline has ten CFA Awareness Scholarships available to be awarded each year. These scholarships reduce the enrolment and examination fee payable to the CFA. Students can take CFA examinations either in December, or in June, each year. Five scholarships will normally be awarded for the June examinations and five for the December examinations. The application dates for the scholarships differ depending on whether you are planning to take the June or December examinations.

Students taking the finance major in the BCom, or the finance specialisation in the MCom, may apply for the scholarships. In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must either already hold a bachelor degree, or be in the last year of your bachelor degree. You should also have a distinction average mark (75). However, in the event that the number of applicants is five or less for either exam we will consider applications down to an average mark of 70.

Details of the CFA scholarship scheme, an application form and the entrance requirements to the CFA program can be found on the CFA website. To obtain details of the scholarships look under the Programs heading on the CFA website.

The CFA is transitioning all CFA Institute Scholarship programs to a new online experience!

Starting 15 February 2018, all Awareness (role-based) Scholarship applications will be completed, submitted, reviewed, and awarded online.

Paper applications will no longer be available or accepted. This new digital process will launch as follows:

  • 1 February 2018 – Window for June 2018 exam Awareness Scholarship paper applications closes (paper/PDFs)
  • 15 February 2018 – Window for December 2018 exam Awareness Scholarship application submissions opens (online)

In addition, the Access (needs-based) Scholarship online application has been enhanced to streamline your submission process.

The schedule for 2019 Access Scholarship application submissions is as follows:

  • 1 March 2018 – Window for 2019 Access Scholarships application submissions opens (online)
  • 15 September 2018 – Window for 2019 Access Scholarships applications closes; CFA Institute begins application review (online)