Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary 2024

Bursary Summary

Applications are open for the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursary for Young South African Citizens 2024/2025 academic year.

Closing date: 02 February 2024 (at 16:00).

Bursaries will be awarded to students residing in Mpumalanga, for undergraduate studies within the following fields:

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology (BSc)
  • Environmental Science (BSc or B Degree)
  • Geohydrology, Geomorphology and Botany (BSc)
  • Hydrology / Water Resource Management (BSc)

What the bursary covers

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, examination fees, prescribed study materials, meals, accommodation and a stipend.


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside in Mpumalanga Province (within IUCMA’s Water Management Area)
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards an undergraduate qualification within one of the fields of study listed above, in 2024

  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%, if currently studying at tertiary level
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding
  • Female students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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How to Apply

Please attach certified copies of the following:

  • Identity document
  • Certificate of qualifications
  • Academic records
  • Family income or an affidavit if parents are unemployed
  • Admission letter from the university or Institution
  • Research Proposals for any

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
(Insert the words “IUCMA Bursary 2024” in the email subject line).

Hand delivery:
Floor Number 2
ABSA Square Building
20 Paul Kruger Street

The Chief Executive Officer
Inkomati Usuthu Catchment Management Agency
Private Bag x 11214
For Attention: Human Resource

Application form: Please obtain the bursary application form here:

The vision of the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Area (IUCMA) is to supply sufficient, equitable and quality water resources for all in the Inkomati-Usuthu Water Management Area


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