ICAS Foundation

The ICAS Foundation is separate to the University. To apply for their funding as well, please follow this link: https://www.icasfoundation.org.uk/applybursary.html

About The ICAS Foundation
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 programme receive an annual bursary of up to £2,500 paid in 2 equal instalments each year. This bursary 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. The mentors have a wide range of relevant experience, and the mentoring scheme is designed to ensure that, as far as possible, students are matched with a mentor who can relate to their learning experience and career ambitions.

Internship and Graduate Roles
All Foundation students have the opportunity to develop their experience while studying and then progress into their chosen career after graduation. As part of this, penultimate and final year students receive regular updates on relevant opportunities currently open for application. The programme has an excellent reputation among employers in the sector, and previous students have an outstanding track record of attaining graduate CA training roles after university.

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. The bursary supports university students at:

  • Any Scottish university.
  • Approved partner universities in England (currently Lancaster University and the University of Birmingham).

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.

Applications open each Spring for entry in the next academic year (for instance, March to May 2022 for Autumn 2022 entry). Applications will only be considered outside this period in exceptional circumstances.