Industrial Development Corporation (IDC): Bursaries 2025

Company: Industrial Development Corporation
Location: South Africa
Closing date: 30 September 2024

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Industrial Development Corporation (IDC): Bursaries 2025


The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2025 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded to learners who are academically talented but lack funding to pursue higher education.



Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies within the following fields:

Commerce and Management Studies:

  • BCom Accounting (CA)
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Econometrics Business Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Accounting or Engineering
  • Financial Management
  • Investment Management
  • Information Systems (BCom)
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Audit
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport or Logistics Management



  • Agricultural Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Geology (University of Technology leading to a B Tech)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying


Applied Commercial Sciences:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics



  • BCom Law (Commercial Law)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Diploma Law Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees,
  • Accommodation,
  • Meal Allowance,
  • Transport allowance
  • Aonce-off laptop.


Students must be in financial need, as an affordability assessment will be conducted as part of the selection process.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must NOT be older than 26 years old
  • You must be currently be in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full time towards a first undergraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above (the bursary will NOT fund second qualifications)
  • Postgraduate funding will only be awarded to Finance, Accounting and Law students (the bursary will NOT fund postgraduate qualifications in other fields)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised public University, University of Technology or TVET College in South Africa (the bursary will NOT fund studies at private colleges)
  • Matric students: you must have achieved a minimum of 75% Admission Point Score (APS)
  • Tertiary students: you must have achieved a minimum of 65% APS
  • You must have combined household income of NOT more than R600 000 per annum
  • You must have an excellent academic performance
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must be unemployed
  • Preference will be given to students living with a disability
  • Preference will be given to students who are studying or matriculated from Quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools (public schools), schools from previously disadvantaged communities, and from rural areas

How to Apply

Click Here to Apply

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Date listed: 2024-07-07 07:49:10 | Closing date: 2024-09-30 | Bursary/Accommodation | Location : Nation wide South Africa