Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary 2025/2026

Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary 2025/2026

The Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for the Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the Department of Water & Sanitation: The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) was formed in 1912 when it was initially known as the Department of Irrigation. As one of the South African government’s departments, the DWS is responsible for the water resources of the country, particularly for formulating and implementing policies within the sector. The DWS aim to ensure that South Africans have access to clean water and sanitation services, as well as water resources management for ensuring sustainable economic and social development in the country.

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Details of Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary Application 2025/2026

Field of Study

Undergraduate:

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

Postgraduate:

  • Civil Engineering (BSc (Hons))
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc (Hons))
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc (Hons))
  • Hydrology (BSc (Hons))
  • Geohydrology (BSc (Hons))
  • Environmental Management (BSc (Hons))
  • Project Management (BSc (Hons))
  • Environmental Sciences (BSc (Hons))
  • Environmental and Water Sciences (BSc (Hons)

Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary Application Requirements 2025/2026

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at one of the tertiary institutes listed below
  • Strong academic performance
  • Proven financial need
  • Students with a disability should also apply
  • *Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students from poor and rural communities

Students must pursue their studies at one of the following universities:

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

Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary Application Procedures 2025/2026

  • D document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copies)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record to date, if currently at University (certified copy)
  • Proof of University application/ firm offer/ provisional acceptance letter, if a new student
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA grant letter)

Closing Date: 20 October

Contact the Department of Water & Sanitation for more details about the Bursary and also check your status.

Please contact the Department of Water and Sanitation directly:

Contact Person: Ms Nobulali Mtikitiki (Bursary Coordinator)

Tel: 012 336 7149

Email: MtikitikiN@dws.gov.za

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