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Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Bursary 2020-2021


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The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) aims to address scarce and critical skills related issues affecting the water sector. In response to this, a Learning Academy was founded.

The Learning Academy goal is to be responsible for the effective management of the programme that will provide a sustained solution to the skills shortages within South Africa’s water sector.

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Here are the universities accredited for this bursary:

  • 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
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • University of Venda
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Zululand
  • Rhodes University
  • University of Fort Hare
  • North-West University

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Below are the eligible field of study:

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

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This bursary is provided on a year-to-year basis and is renewable based on bursary holders’ satisfactory performance and results. After graduation, bursary holders are required to work for DWS Water Learning Academy for a maximum period of three years.

DWS Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Applicants who passed Grade 12
  • Acceptance/registration at the 21 accepted South African Institutions of Higher Learning within water-related fields of studies mentioned above
  • Good academic performance
  • Financially disadvantaged
  • Previously disadvantaged and impoverished applicants will be given preference. Applicants with a disability are also encouraged to apply

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the DWS Bursary Application Form (pdf) for the 2021 academic year. Follow instructions included on the form.
  2. Accompany your application with the certified copies of the following required documents:
    • Grade 12 certificate
    • Latest results (i.e. Grade 11 and/or first semester Grade 12 results), if you have not yet completed Grade 12
    • A complete official academic record stating year marks, if you are currently studying at a university
    • Recent examination results
    • Valid ID
    • Proof of application/provisional acceptance letter/firm offer from the university, for the first time/new students
    • Parents/Guardian proof of income/proof of grant SASSA
  3. Submit all application forms using either of the following methods:
    • Post: Department of Water and Sanitation, Director: Learning Academy, Private Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001
    • Emailbursaries@dws.gov.za
      (Use the words “DWS Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line)

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Closing Date

 20 October 2020 

Contact Details

Ms. Nobulali Mtikitiki
Bursary Coordinator

Tel: 012 336 7149
Email: MtikitikiN@dws.gov.za


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