Department of Water And Sanitation Careers

Department of Water And Sanitation Bursary

Department of Water And Sanitation Careers

Department of Water And Sanitation Bursary 2019 / 2020

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


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.

Closing date: 31 August 2019.

How To  Apply:

Download Application For Water & Sanitation Bursary and submit all application forms to Department of Water and Sanitation, Director: Career Management, Private Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001 or email to

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