The IDC bursary is available to applicants who are studying or who intend to study full-time at an accredited South African university or university of technology. Applications from students attending TVET colleges will also be accepted. Please note: this bursary may also be awarded for the purpose of completing compulsory postgraduate studies.
Requirements and eligibility
South African citizen (residing in the country)
Between the ages of 16 and 25 years old
Completed Matric OR currently completing Matric
Studying or intend on studying at a recognised University or the University of Technology in South Africa (NOT a private University or College)
Current Matric students:
Must have achieved a minimum “B” symbol for Mathematics and Science AND must have achieved a minimum overall average of 75%
Current tertiary students:
Must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% or “C” symbol AND must have passed all previous modules for your current degree
NOT currently in receipt of any other funding from a bursary or employer
Proven financial need
Preference will be given to students from rural areas.
How to apply
Applications must be done online at this link. You will be required to Register an account before you can log in and apply.
The following must be submitted with a completed application form:
ID document (certified copy)
Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Matric mid-year results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
Full tertiary academic record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
Proof of Registration/ provisional admission
Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ sworn affidavit or financial statements if self-employed/ sworn affidavit or death certificate if deceased/ divorce certificate if divorced/ sworn statement if separated) (certified copies)