Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary Scheme

Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary Scheme

Closing Date: August.

Field of Study:

  • Geology
  • Engineering
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Chemistry

Bursary Details:

Bursaries will be allocated on the basis of a balanced consideration of the following factors:

Academic performance
Race and gender
Financial need
Need of DWA in reference of the specific qualification
An interview schedule
Assistance will be provided on a year-to-year basis and bursaries will be renewed only if performance of bursars is satisfactory.

University of Pretoria
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
University of the Free State
University of Cape Town
University of Stellenbosch
University of the Western Cape
University of Limpopo
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Walter Sisulu University
Tshwane University of Technology
Durban University of Technology
Central University of Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Vaal University of Technology
University of Venda
University of Witwatersrand
University of Johannesburg
University of Zululand
Rhodes University
Students pursuing the following fields of study are eligible to apply for this bursary:

Analytical Chemistry
Aquatic Sciences
Biological Sciences
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Law
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Geographical information Systems
Water and Sanitation
Water Care
Water Resource Management
Water Utilisation

How to Apply:

Download and fill in this application form to apply for the bursary and follow the instructions carefully.

Conditions of Bursary:

DWA will require bursars who obtain their qualifications to join the Water Learning Academy on a fixed term contract with DWA for a period of maximum of five (5) years but not less than three (3) years. Should bursars choose not to meet this obligation the bursars will be required to reimburse DWA for all monies spent on the tertiary studies, inclusive of calculated interest.

Bursary Inclusion:

Successful applicants to the bursary scheme receive the following support:

Full tertiary registration and tuition costs
Residence and meal fees
Book allowance
An annual personal allowance
Currently bursaries for the full time pre and post-graduate studies are granted on an annual basis to learners at the following South African universities: