Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) 2021 Bursary

About Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) 2021 Bursary:

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is owned by the Sout African government and is under the supervision of the Economic Development Department. It is a national development finance institution, which provides youth enterprises, who are undertaking industrial development projects, with financial and non-financial support.


Fields covered:


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering (BSc)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering
  • Mine Survey
  • Mining Engineering


  • Actuarial Science
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology (University of Technology studies, leading to a BTech qualification)


  • Accounting (CA Bcom)
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems (BCom)
  • Investment Management
  • Information Technology


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


What the bursary covers:

  • Tuition
  • Prescribed books
  • Accommodation
  • Laptop
  • An allowance.

Once the bursary benefactor has graduated, they will be required to work for the number of years that they were funded for.


Minimum requirements:

  • South African citizen
  • Residing in South Africa
  • Under 25 years of age
  • Completed Grade 12 or currently in Grade 12
  • Studying or intend on studying full time
  • Studying or intend on studying at a public University/ University of Technology/ TVET College
  • Achieved a minimum of 70% for Mathematics and Science in Grade 12
  • Must be a current receipt of any other funding from a bursary or employer
  • Proven financial need – based on total household income
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Students living in rural communities will be given preference


How to apply:

Applications must be done online at


Closing date:

31 October 2020.

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