Dept of Water and Sanitation: Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Dept of Water and Sanitation: Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Bursary Criteria
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.
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:

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


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.
How to Apply
Download and fill in this application form through this link ( to apply for the bursary and follow the instructions carefully and submit back to:
Department of Water and Sanitation
Director: Learning Academy,
Private Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001
Or Email :

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