Bursary Programme at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) – 2015

By on May 5, 2014

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) awards full bursaries every year as part of its corporate social investment programme. The bursaries cover tuition fees, books, meals and accommodation for the duration of their studies at various South African universities. We also track progress from first year through to graduation. We provide academic and psycho-social support to students, as well as mentorship. The corporation views education as key to growing the country.

Applications close on 31 May 2014.

Our bursaries are biased towards addressing critical skills shortages in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Fields of study in which bursaries are awarded have to be directly related to industry, and will only include the following:

  • Engineering: BSc Industrial, Chemical, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Mining, Metallurgy, Civil, Analytical Chemistry and Geology. (Technikon level leading to B. Tech).
  • Applied Commercial Sciences: BCom (Accountancy CA), BCom Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Investment Management, Agriculture and Environmental.

NB: No bursaries are awarded for fields of study not listed above


  • South African citizens with a valid ID number residing in the Republic of South Africa and who qualify for admission to a University or University of Technology and FET college, and are not studying with the aid of an employer or bursary.
  • Applicants must have grade 12 Maths and Science with a minimum of a B aggregate symbol.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university or university of technology.

How to apply

Click here to downalod the application form. Post the completed form to: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PO Box 784055, Sandton, 2146

Fax: 0862103653 / 3197

Email: bursary@idc.co.za

Closing Date: 31 May 2014

Via –  Industrial Development Corporation


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