WSP Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | January 29, 2019

WSP Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021


The history of WSP Global Inc, a Canadian company which provides management and consultancy services within the natural and built environment sector, has a history dating back to 1959. Since its inception, the company has undergone a merger, two acquisitions and a name change, until they finally became known as WSP.

WSP provide engineering solutions across various sectors – some of their service offerings include Environment; Property and Buildings; Transport and Infrastructure; Energy, Industry and Resources.

The global professional services firm has offices across the globe, including in Africa (South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom; Germany; France; Denmark; Switzerland; Sweden; Norway; Finland; Poland; Turkey; Romania), North America (USA; Canada), South America (Chile; Colombia; Peru; Mexico), Oceania (New Zealand; Australia), Asia (China; Japan; South Korea; Vietnam; Thailand; Singapore; Philippines; India; Malaysia) and the Middle East (UAE; Qatar; Oman; Kuwait; Saudi Arabia), where over 42 000 staff members are employed.



WSP in Africa are offering bursaries to current engineering and environmental students, studying at recognised South African universities. Bursaries are awarded to students who have completed their first year of study within one of the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science (Honours)
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Students will be able to take up vacation work during the course of their studies and employment opportunities upon graduation.


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
  • NOT be in receipt of any other bursary/ scholarship award for next year
  • Preference to be given to previously disadvantaged students
  • Engineering students:
    • Studying towards an Electrical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering bachelors degree
    • Studying at a recognised South African University
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
  • Environmental Science students:
    • Studying towards a Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Science (Honours) qualification
    • Studying at a recognised South African University
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 75%


Students must also possess the following skills/ competencies:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Resilient and able to manage stress
  • Innovative with good thinking skills
  • Take initiative
  • Solution seeking
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Good priority and time management skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong sense of community
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to accept constructive feedback
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Applications must be done online at:

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent tertiary progress report/ academic transcript (certified copies)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two written references
  • Signed letter of declaration confirming that you are not in receipt of any other bursary/ scholarships awards



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


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact WSP directly:
Tel: 011 361 1300

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