Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 28, 2019

Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) was formed in 1912, when it was initially known as the Department of Irrigation. As one of the South African government’s departments, the DWS is responsible for the water resources of the country, particularly for formulating and implementing policies within the sector.

The DWS aim to ensure that South African have access to clean water and sanitation services, as well as water resources management for ensuring sustainable economic and social development in the country.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have established a Learning Academy, whose aim it is to help students complete their tertiary students within the water and sanitation field, which is a scarce skills sector in the country.

 

The DWS will be awarding bursaries in the following fields of study:
Undergraduate:

  • Civil Engineering (BSc/ BEng/ National Diploma)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc/ BEng/ National Diploma)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc/ BEng/ National Diploma)
  • Hydrology (BSc)
  • Geohydrology (BSc)
  • Water Economics (BSc)
  • Project Management (BSc)
  • Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Environmental Sciences (BSc)
  • Environmental and Water Sciences (BSc)
  • Water Care (National Diploma)
  • Environmental Management (National Diploma)
  • Biochemistry (National Diploma)
  • Land Surveying (National Diploma)

Postgraduate:

  • Civil Engineering (BSc/ BEng (Hons))
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc/ BEng (Hons))
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc/ BEng (Hons))
  • Hydrology (BSc (Hons))
  • Geohydrology (BSc (Hons))
  • Environmental Management (BSc (Hons))
  • Water Economics (BSc (Hons))
  • Project Management (BSc (Hons))
  • Environmental Sciences (BSc (Hons))
  • Environmental and Water Sciences (BSc (Hons))

 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT

Bursaries are awarded each year and renewed based on satisfactory academic performance. The following expenses are covered by the bursary programme: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, accommodation in residence, meals and a personal allowance.

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On completion of their studies, bursary recipients will be required to join the Water Learning Academy for up to 3 years.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via written correspondence. Should you not receive feedback within 3 months of the application deadline, regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at one of the tertiary institutes listed below
  • Strong academic performance
  • Proven financial need
  • *Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students from poor and rural communities
  • Students with disability should also apply

 

Students must pursue their studies at one of the following universities:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Rhodes University
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of the Free State
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • North West University
  • University of Zululand
  • University of Venda
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Dept of Water & Sanitation Bursary Application Form (.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 be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results (if currently in Matric) (certified copies of)
  • Matric certificate (if completed Matric) (certified copy of)
  • Proof of University application/ firm offer/ provisional acceptance letter (if a new student)
  • Full tertiary academic record to date (if currently at University) (certified copy of)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA grant letter)
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Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: bursaries@dws.gov.za
(Insert the words “DWS Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

2) Post:
Department of Water and Sanitation
Director: Learning Academy
Private Bag X313
Pretoria
0001
 

CLOSING DATE

31 August 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Water and Sanitation directly:
Contact Person: Ms Nobulali Mtikitiki (Bursary Coordinator)
Tel: 012 336 7149
Email: MtikitikiN@dws.gov.za

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019