University Bursary Opportunity At Umgeni Water

Closing Date:
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Bursary Details

Opportunities exist for dynamic and ambitious university students with the potential to achieve relevant, academic, theoretical technical expertise in their studies. Are you looking to further your studies but lack the funding to do so? Do you have strong previous year/s schooling academic records, which you have maintained throughout the year and you are a current student who cannot afford to continue paying for your studies – then you qualify to apply for a bursary award at Umgeni Water.

Umgeni Water hereby invites applications from students for the Bursary Programme for the 2022 academic year. Accepted students to the programme must have completed the first academic year of study. The bursaries are offered to students in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study. They should be South African citizens studying on a full-time basis at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa. Successful students are expected to enter into a bursary contract with Umgeni Water. The agreement contains all general provisions related to the Bursary Programme, which is primarily aimed at developing professional engineers and scientists. Kindly note that first preference will be given to students whose permanent place of residence is within KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Candidate Requirements

Proof of physical home address: A letter from the Traditional Authority Offices for those residing from the villages and a letter from the Municipality Offices for those of Town/Townships / Farms (statement of account, e.g. water bill will not be accepted.).

Certified copy of Valid South African ID document (student).

Matric certificate and current academic record (Statement of results) not older than 3 months.

Certified copy of proof of registration.

Motivation letter from the student.

Proof of parent (s) or guardian income (salary payslip). In the case of deceased parent(s), attach copy of Death Certificates.

Improving Quality of Life and Enhancing Sustainable Economic Development.

  • Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry/Chemistry 1
  • Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science/Ecology/Biology 1
  • Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering 2
  • Bachelor of Science: Hydrology 2
  • Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering 2
  • Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering 2
  • Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering 2
  • Bachelor of Science: Computer Science/ Data Science/ Cyber Security 3

Think Water, think Umgeni Water.

UNIVERSITY BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR CLOSING DATE for applications will be Friday, 31 December 2021 at 16h00.


How to Apply

The Bursary covers tuition, registration, meals and accommodation, prescribed textbooks, and stationery. The Bursary Application Form is obtainable from Umgeni Water website, and the institution Bursary Office. Clear certified copies of the following supporting documentation should be submitted directly to, for the attention of Ms. Nokuphiwa Mkhize - Skills Development Facilitator. Aplications must be accompanied by this document.