Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Bursary – 2022

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The application for the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Bursary for the academic year 2021/2022 is now open by Department of Water and Sanitation for all South Africans in South Africa. 

Scholarship

The Department of Water and Sanitation hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the Department of Water and Sanitation Bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards degree and diploma programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  • Department of Water and Sanitation programmes.

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DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION (DWS) BURSARY APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

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:

  • 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 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
  • University of Fort Hare
  • North West University
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • Sol Plaatje University

The following fields of study are considered for funding, depending on annual needs analysis in Department Water and sanitation. Refer to application form for this year’s qualifications:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Aquatic Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Geo-chemistry
  • Geographical information Systems
  • Geo-hydrology
  • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Microbiology
  • Water Care
  • Water Resource Management
  • Water Utilisation

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

  • Academic performance
  • Race and gender
  • Financial need
  • Need of DWS in reference of the specific qualifications

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

Obligations

  • DWS will require bursars who obtain their qualifications to join Water Learning Academy on a fixed term contract for a period of maximum of three (3) years.

HOW TO APPLY FOR DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION (DWS) BURSARY

How to apply

  • Submit all application forms by email to [email protected].
  • Applicants that do not receive written communication within 3 months after the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.
  • For 2022, the Department Water and Sanitation will consider applications only for 1st and 2nd year of study only for the following qualifications:
    • BSc/BEng in Civil; Mechanical and Electrical
    • BSc (Hons) in Civil; Mechanical and Electrical
    • BSc in Hydrology; Geohydrology; Environmental Management; Project Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Water Sciences
    • BSc (Hons) in Hydrology; Geohydrology; Environmental Management; Project Management,
      Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Water Sciences
    • National Diploma/BEng Tech in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering
      (Heavy Current); National Diploma in Water Care and Environmental Management and Biochemistry.
  • The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities. Students with disability are encouraged to apply.

DOCUMENTATIONS 

  • Please attach Grade 12 certificate
  • If you have as yet not completed Grade 12, attached latest results (i.e. Grade 11 and/or first semester Grade 12 results)
  • If you are currently studying at a university, please attach a complete official academic record stating year marks symbols/percentages in respect of all examinations till date
  • Attach copy of ID
  • First time/new students: Attach copy of proof of application/provisional acceptance letter/firm offer from university

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

  • Applications closing date is 31 October 2021. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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Leonel Schuster

Kathryn has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.