Umgeni Water Bursary Programme 2022/2023

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Umgeni Water invites qualifying student to apply for Umgeni Water Bursary Programme 2022/2023

  • Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 December 2021 at 16h00

Umgeni Water Bursary Programme 2022/2023

Umgeni Water is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries are available for Bachelor of Science studies, within these fields:

  • Biochemistry / Chemistry (BSc)
  • Chemical Engineering (BSc)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc)
  • Computer Science / Data Science/ Cyber Security (BSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc)
  • Environmental Science / Ecology / Biology (BSc)
  • Hydrology (BSc)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc)

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, meals, prescribed books and stationery.

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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date – if you do not receive any feedback by this time, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Requirements for Umgeni Water Bursary 

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying full-time towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above
  • You must have completed your 1st year of study
  • You must be starting your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study in 2022
  • You must be studying at a recognized and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record, which you have maintained throughout the year
  • You must be in financial need and unable to afford your studies
  • You must be willing to enter into a bursary contract with Umgeni Water
  • Preference will be given to students who permanently reside within KwaZulu-Natal province and students from designated groups
  • Female students are encouraged to apply

How to apply Umgeni Water Bursary

Download Umgeni Water Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic record/ statement of results (not older than 3 months: certified copy)
  • Proof of registration (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter to support your application
  • Proof of residential address (letter from Traditional Authority Offices if residing in a village, letter from Municipality Office if residing in a Town/ Township / Farm (note that statement of account, e.g. water bill will not be accepted)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of grant if applicable, proof of pension if application, death certificate if deceased)

Applications must be submitted to Ms. Nokuphiwa Mkhize (Skills Development Facilitator), via email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Umgeni Water Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

Note: applications submitted in person will NOT be accepted – only emailed applications will be accepted.

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