Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary Programme 2025 for Young South Africans (Fully Funded)

June 14, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: September 30, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2025 Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary Programme. The Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd (IDC) is engaged in various initiatives in human resource development, capacity building and human capital development to address acute skills deficits in the country, as well as, using it as a mechanism for the recruitment and development of professional employees. The provision of bursaries or study assistance for qualifying students is one of these initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Age

Student must be 16 years and older but not older than 25 years to apply.

Matric Students

Student must have achieved the total average of 75% and above and must be SA Citizen.

Tertiary Students

Student must have achieved the total average of 65% and above and must be SA Citizen.


  • Tuition and Campus accommodation will be paid directly to the university;
  • Prescribed Text books fees will be paid directly to a service provider on submission of quotations and all relevant documents;
  • Accommodation at university approved residence will be paid directly to the Landlord on the basis of an approved lease agreement between the student and the landlord. The payments timelines will be agreed upon between the parties but ideally in line with the University’s semester system;
  • Meal allowance for students living in self-catering residence either on campus or at university approved residence will be paid on a quarterly basis;

Application Procedure

  • Application together with the supporting documents must be uploaded
  • Only application from south african citizens with a valid ID number, residing in the Republic Of South Africa and who qualify for admission to south african university or TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) college, and are not studying with the aid of the employer or bursary.
  • If you are already studying towards a degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.
  • Application must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited south african university of technology.
  • No bursaries are awarded for studies at a college e.g. (Damelin , Boston, etc.) or private university

Selection Criteria

  • The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants to the IDC Bursary Scheme are
    • Preference is given to applicants from rural areas. Other selection criteria are:
    • Academic excellence: Selection will be done on the basis of June Grade 12 results compared to Grade 11 results and, if available, Grade 12 pre-lim results
  • The IDC Bursary programme targets high performing Grade 12 students who obtain a minimum of a B aggregate symbol in Mathematics and Science
  • Applicants already at university must have an average of a C Aggregate Minimum. University or University of Technology students who have already successfully completed one or more years will be considered on their Grade 12 and most recent academic results.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary Programme