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East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Bursaries 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Bursaries 2023. The entire application details for the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Bursaries can be accessed below.


East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Bursaries

The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) invites South African students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded to students residing within the Eastern Cape, for undergraduate studies in Mathematics, Science and Technology, and related fields.

Through their bursary program, ELIDZ aims to encourage matriculants from the Eastern Cape to pursue Mathematics, Science, and Technology related higher education studies, and to contribute to building scarce resources in the province.


The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses, to the maximum value of R50 000: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, other approved study materials, accommodation, and meals in a residence administered by the University. The bursary will NOT pay for any outstanding student debts or loans.

Students will NOT be required to pay back the bursary, but they will be required to fulfill the service-binding contract. Students will be required to partake in vacation work at IDZ during mid-year or end-of-year holidays for the duration of the bursary.

Bursary recipients will be required to sign a Bursary Agreement with the East London IDZ.

The bursary award is awarded for 1 academic year at a time and is renewable each year, based on students maintaining a minimum average of 60% annually.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted telephonically by no later than 17 February 2023 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen or a naturalized South African citizen
  • You must be between 16 and 25 years old
  • You must reside within the Eastern Cape province (in a township or village)
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics (NOT Mathematical Literacy)
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for all other subjects during final exams
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards an undergraduate qualification in one of the fields listed above
  • You must have been accepted/ provisionally accepted to study at a recognized and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must intend on pursuing postgraduate studies after completing your undergraduate studies
  • You must be from a disadvantaged background and be in need of financial assistance (a financial needs assessment will be conducted)
  • You must NOT be receiving any other bursary funding
  • You must NOT be under obligation to any other bursary provider
  • Students living with disabilities, as well as students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds and from rural and poor areas/ communities, are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

Download and complete the ELIDZ Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)


Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic record or transcript (stamped and on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians’ proof of residence (utility bill/ credit store account/ affidavit etc)
  • Parents or guardians’ proof of income (latest payslips if employed: not older than 3 months, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA letter if receiving a state grant)
  • A motivational letter stating why you should be awarded the bursary
  • Achievements or merit certificates, if applicable (certified copies)
  • Testimonial letter from a prominent community member (1 page)
  • Testimonial letter from your school Principal/ lecturer/ other university staff, if currently studying (1 page)
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Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:

– Email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “ELIDZ Bursary 2023” in the email subject line).

– Post:
ELIDZ Head Office
Lower Chester Road
East London
(Attention: Nosiphiwo Nontshinga)

– Hand delivery:
ELIDZ Head Office
Lower Chester Road
East London
(Attention: Nosiphiwo Nontshinga)


Note: applications received via fax will NOT be accepted.

Application Deadline: 10 February 2023