Institute of Accounting and Science application procedure 2023

Institute of Accounting and Science application form, courses, enrollment procedures. Check  the IAC Application procedure 2023.

Enrolment Process

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed a SAICA accredited undergraduate degree in accounting at one of the SAICA accredited Universities. It is recommended that students should have qualified to enter their undergraduate Universities CTA program.

Application Process

The IAS PGDA application process is 2 fold:

  1. Students must complete an online application form, and

  2. Students are then required to attend an interview with members of the IAS teaching team.

Exceptional applicants may be granted direct admission to PGDA. An applicant may be categorised as exceptional if they are in the top 5% of their undergraduate programme class and receive high marks for all the required courses of their programme in their final year.

Students are required to attach their prior academic transcripts to the online application form.

There is no charge attached to the application process and students may withdraw their application at any point.

Phased application considerations

The application process is broken into 3 phases, where students in earlier phases will have preference to getting a space on the programme. Students applying late therefore are only therefore accepted subject to space being available in a competitive process. Each phase is explained below:

Phase 1

Phase 1 applications are considered first, and awarded spaces on the programme if they meet the admission criteria and are accepted. This phase closes on 15 September 2018.

Phase 2

This phase is more competitive, and does not have immediate space allocation if  students meet the criteria and are accepted. Students are placed on a waiting list which is competitive, and based on space availability. This phase runs from 16 September to 30 November 2018, and is dependent on space available in class.

Phase 3

If space is still available in the class after phase 2, phase 3 applications are invited. This process is again competitive based on marks and application assessment. Spaces will be extremely limited in this phase. Running from 1 December to 15 January 2020 space permitting.


Upon successful completion of the IAS PGDA each student will receive a Certificate in the Theorty of Accounting (CTA), in the form of a postgraduate diploma in accounting issued by IAS as a registered private higher education institution in South Africa. Upon receipt of the PGDA the student will be eligible to write the SAICA ITC.


Student financial aid

The institute does not at present have access to, or provide any source of financial aid.

Students requiring student loans may contact regarding details of providers that provide such funding.

Professional Accreditations

This programme has been accredited by the following entities:

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA);

  • Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE);

  • Department of Higher Education and training (DHET); and

  • South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)


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