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Bursary Programme at Department of Water Affairs – 2015
April 2, 2014 Bursary

If you are interested in studying Engineering, Environmental Science, Microbiology or any related field offered below but do not have the necessary funds, then this opportunity is for you. The Department of Water Affairs is offering Bursary opportunities for full-time studies in 2015.

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

Students pursuing the following fields of study are eligible to apply for this bursary:

• Analytical Chemistry

• Aquatic Sciences

• Biochemistry

• Biological Sciences

• Cartography

• Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)

• Mechanical Engineering

• Environmental Law

• Environmental Management

• Environmental Science

• Geochemistry

• Geographical information Systems

• Geo-hydrology

• Geology

• Hydrology

• Limnology

• Microbiology

• Surveying

• Water & Sanitation

• Water Care

• Water Resource Management

• Water Utilisation

Obligations

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 interests.

How to apply

Fill in the application form (Click to download form) and submit all application forms to:

Department of Water Affairs, Director: Learning Academy, Private Bag x313, Pretoria,0001

or

Email: bursaries@dwa.gov.za.

Please Note: Applications open 1 April 2014.

Closing Date: 31 August 2014




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