IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan South Africa 2023 – 2024

IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan South Africa 2023 – 2024


The Islam Development Bank (IDB) Education Trust was founded in 1973 by the finance ministers at an Organisation of the Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia. The IDB was established as an international financial institution and today it is operating in Southern Africa as a faith-based NGO.


The IDB Education Trust has loan bursary awards for 1st year Muslim South African students studying at South African universities. The loan bursaries are interest-free and are specifically for students intending to study within the following fields:

  • Engineering (all),
  • Medicine,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Veterinary Science,
  • Food Technology,
  • Public Health,
  • Dentistry,
  • Forestry,
  • Fisheries,
  • Agriculture,
  • Computer Science,
  • Communication & Media.
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Bursary loans are for 1st-year students only and can be renewed annually. The bursary will cover tuition costs and monthly allowances.

The student will be required to repay the bursary loan on completion of their studies, over a duration equal to the time it took to complete their qualification.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Studying or intend on studying in one of the specified fields,
  • Strong academic achiever.



Apply online at


Tel: 031 207 3871
Fax: 031 207 3871
Address: 1 McCafferty Road, Sherwood, Durban (Head Office)
P O Box 19042, Dormerton, 4015