DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries 2021: Grade 12 Qualification Holders Can Receive Financial Aid

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About the DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation)
The Department of Water and Sanitation, or simply referred to as the DWS, is an establishment in South Africa that is responsible for providing quality water resources. Striving to create more accessible means to clean water and sanitation, the DWS utilises effective and sustainable methods to achieve economic and social development with their resources. As a people-centred department, the DWS works hard to meet the demands of local communities without any compromise.

About the DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries 2021
The DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) is offering financial aid for South African students in universities who are studying fields related to the department. The DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries is a helpful opportunity that boosts a student’s morale by giving them the extra support to do their best with their education.

The DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries is available for students of the following South African universities:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Venda
  • North West University
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Rhodes University
  • Durban University of Technology
  • University of Zululand
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • University of the Western Cape
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Limpopo
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Central University of Technology
  • Sol Plaatje University
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Free State

Additionally, students who pursue the following study fields are eligible for the bursaries:

  • Aquatic Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Geo-chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Geology
  • Water Resource Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Geo-hydrology
  • Hydrology
  • Geographical information Systems
  • Water Utilisation
  • Water Care
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
    • Mechanical Engineering.

Recipients of the DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries will be entitled to financial aid that covers the following items:

  • Complete support for tertiary registration fees
  • Full tuition expenses
  • Prescribed study materials
  • A personal allowance on a yearly basis.

Awardees of the bursary will be required to participate in the Water Learning Academy for a maximum duration of three (3) years (based on fixed term contact).

Eligibility Criteria
If you are keen on signing up for the DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries, you will need to fulfill the programme’s eligibility criteria. The selection committee will be taking a look at all candidates based on a set of requirements attached to it. Each of these items will play an integral role in figuring out whether you’d make a qualified candidate or not. To ensure you have a successful application, make sure you fulfill all these items below.

The DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Displays outstanding academic potential as a student
  • Shows need for urgent financial assistance
  • Has a need of DWS in reference of qualifications
  • Consideration will be made based on race and gender.

Application Instructions
Download application form: DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries 2021.

Once you have the application form ready, please read through the instructions before providing your personal information. All of the queries should be filled in correctly and according to your current conditions.

Besides filling in their application form, candidates must provide the following documents:

  • Your Grade 12 certificate
  • If you have yet to complete your Grade 12 qualification, please attach your most recent results (e.g. Grade 11 and/or first semester Grade 12 results)
  • If you are studying at a university, please attach your academic records with all your most recent percentages of your examinations
  • A copy of your Identity Document
  • For new students/first-time students: attach a copy of proof of your provisional acceptance letter from your preferred university.

All these documents must be included in your applications. Any applications that are missing in any document will not be eligible for registrations.

Once everything is set, please send in your applications to this email address: [email protected].

Submissions must be made through the method mentioned above. Applications sent through other methods, such as fax or hand delivery, will not be considered by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 31 October 2021.

To guarantee a smooth application process, candidates are advised to send in their applications way before the closing date. This will help you avoid any last-minute occurrences that could potentially mess with your registration.

Shortlisted candidates will be given an announcements by the selection committee. If you have not heard back from the selection committee within 3 months past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been accepted by the bursary.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Candidates discovered to be sending in their application past the closing date will be disqualified from registrations.

All decisions made by the DWS (Dept of Water and Sanitation) are final. Anyone attempting to canvass with the selection committee’s decision will be revoked of their registration rights.

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