Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship

By Mihlali · May 14, 2024
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Are you a matriculant passionate about numbers? Or are you in your first year and currently pursuing your dream career in a numbers related study field? Old Mutual Imfundo Trust is calling for you! Apply today for the Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship. Applications for the 2025 academic year are currently open and will close on the 10th of October 2024. 


Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship - 2025

About the Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship programme:

The Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship programme is a commitment to investing in the youth and nurturing their aspirations through the power of education and opportunity. The scholarship programme offers full financial backing and addresses the skills gap and shortage of black investment professionals. The Imfundo scholarship programme aims to grow the available range of qualified individuals in the asset management industry.  



The bursary programme is open to students who want to pursue or are pursuing an undergraduate/postgraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Climate studies* 
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science and related fields.
  • Data Science
  • Engineering 
  • Finance
  • Management Science/Studies. 

*NB: Postgraduate applications will only be considered for Climate Studies. 



  • Accommodation
  • Book Allowance 
  • Spending Allowance
  • Tuition

Extra Benefits: 

  • Access to ICAS for psychological support.
  • Mentorship programme from 3rd year onwards. 



To qualify for the Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must be in matric or have completed matric
  • You must be in your first or second year of study in 2025 (except Climate Studies postgraduate students)
  • You must be studying or accepted to study a qualification in one of the above listed fields.
  • You must have a strong academic record/results.
  • If currently in matric, you must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in your mid-year examinations, with a minimum of 70% in Mathematics and English FAL or 60% in English HL. 
  • If currently studying, you must have achieved a minimum of 65% in your mid-year examinations.
  • You must be a hard worker with a logical and creative mind.
  • You must be passionate about your chosen career field and you must have integrity, tenacity and resilience. 
  • Applicants from rural/township backgrounds will be given first priority. 


NB: The scholarship covers studies at the following universities

  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu Natal 
  • University of Pretoria 



  • Certified copy of applicant's ID
  • Certified copy of applicant's Matric certificate and academic record.
  • Proof of combined household income


How to apply for the Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship - 2025

Applications for the Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship must be submitted online via the Study Trust application platform. Interested and qualifying applicants can follow these easy steps below to get started with their online applications for the 2025 academic year.

  • Visit the Study Trust website HERE
  • Click on the "apply here" button
  • You will be required to enter your email address to continue with your application

NOTE: Please carefully read the instructions on the Bursary Applications page before beginning your application.



The closing date for the Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship for the 2025 academic year applications is the 10th of October 2024. The Imfundo Trust reserves the right to adjust or withdraw any scholarship amount that may be awarded in terms of this application, should you be a beneficiary of other financial assistance (e.g. bursary, grants, loans, scholarships, awards, etc).


If you know someone who would be perfect for this opportunity, don’t hesitate to share this article with them and if you are interested in applying for yourself, let us know how your application goes. Good Luck! 

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