ICAS Bursary

ICAS Foundation Bursary The ICAS Foundation awards bursaries of up to £2,500 per year for students who are studying accountancy or Finance courses at University, whose parents or guardians earn under £34,000 per year.

The ICAS Foundation awards bursaries of up to £2,500 per year for students who are studying Accountancy or Finance courses at University, whose parental, guardian or household income is under £34,000 per year.

The ICAS Foundation Programme provides an all-encompassing range of support for students planning to study accounting or finance at university

Eligible students joining the ICAS Foundation programme receive:

  • Bursary Funding: An annual bursary of up to £2,500 is designed to help with the costs involved in studying at university and preparing for the workplace.
  • Mentoring Scheme: The mentoring scheme matches every student with an experienced Chartered Accountant, who can offer guidance and encouragement throughout their time at university.

Internship and Graduate Roles: Penultimate and final year students receive regular updates on relevant opportunities currently open for application. Our programme has an excellent reputation among employers in the sector, and our students have an outstanding track record of attaining graduate CA training roles after university

Are You Eligible?

The ICAS Foundation programme is only open to students who are planning to study, or who are currently studying, an accountancy or finance related degree at university.

Applications are accepted from secondary school students, college students and students already at university who are applying to study on an approved course, for example an accountancy or finance degree.

In addition:

  • Students should be UK citizens or UK residents with leave to remain (EU / international students are not eligible to apply).
  • The student's parental, guardian or household income should be under £34,000 per year.
  • They should be in receipt of a government-funded bursary (from the Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance England or similar) to study at university.
  • Students should not be in receipt of similar financial support from any university, trust or foundation.

If you would like to clarify your eligibility please e-mail enquiries@icasfoundation.org.uk


How to apply

  •  Please download the Programme Application Form from the ICAS Foundation website [https://www.icasfoundation.org.uk/what-we-offer/icas-foundation-programme], complete and return the form directly to the ICAS Foundation.  
  • Receipt of your application will be acknowledged.  All applications will be reviewed by a committee of ICAS Foundation Trustees and you will be notified of the outcome of your application within six weeks.
  • The closing date for applications in the 2021-22 academic year is 10 June 2021.

The ICAS Foundation is an external scholarship – the application form, guidelines and full eligibility criteria are available on the ICAS Foundation website 

Terms and Conditions for ICAS Bursary 

Terms and Conditions for ICAS Foundation Bursary 

The ICAS Foundation bursary is only open to students who are planning to study, or who are currently studying, an accountancy or finance related degree at university.

In addition:

  • Students should be UK citizens or UK residents with leave to remain (EU / international students are not eligible to apply).
  • The student's parental, guardian or household income should be under £34,000 per year.
  • They should be in receipt of a government-funded bursary (from the Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance England or similar) to study at university.

Students should not be in receipt of similar financial support from any university, trust or foundation

The ICAS Foundation is an external scholarship – the application form, guidelines and full eligibility criteria are available on the ICAS Foundation website