Umgeni Water Postgraduate Bursary South Africa

Umgeni Water Postgraduate Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – UMGENI WATER

Umgeni Water Postgraduate Bursary South Africa | Umgeni Water, established in 1974, is a state-owned enterprise (SOE) that provides bulk water and related services to residents within KwaZulu-Natal. Umgeni Water is KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest supplier of bulk potable water, servicing an area of more than 21 000 sqkm, and is South Africa’s second-largest Water Board.

The company reports to the Department of Water and Sanitation directly, is headquartered in Pietermaritzburg, and is supported by offices in Ulwandle and Izintaba.

Umgeni Water’s assets include 13 dams, 11 water treatment works, 18 small water treatment works, 19 borehole schemes, over 700 km of pipelines, and over 60 km of tunnels.

ABOUT THE UMGENI WATER BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Umgeni Water is inviting students to apply for their postgraduate bursaries, for the 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for Masters’s and Ph.D. degree studies, focused on research in the following 5IR-related fields:

  • 21st-century water infrastructure systems and management
  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced sensor platforms
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Data Science
  • Drones and autonomous vehicles
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • New computing technologies
  • Real-time, interoperable water data
  • Remote sensing (Satellite Imagery)

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UMGENI WATER BURSARY

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

  • You must have completed a 4-year degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Science
  • You must be interested in studying toward a Masters’s or Ph.D. degree, focused on one of the research areas listed above

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE UMGENI WATER BURSARY

Candidates who meet the above criteria can apply by emailing: gugu.myeza@umgeni.co.za
(Insert the words “Umgeni Water Bursary Application” in the email subject line).
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application email (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Degree certificate (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of the above documents to apply.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE UMGENI WATER BURSARY

9 June 2023.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

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CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact Umgeni Water directly:
Contact person: Ms Gugu Myeza
Email: gugu.myeza@umgeni.co.za
Please do NOT contact Umgeni Water if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application

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