Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursaries 2023

About Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA)

The Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) was established with an objective to ensure the protection, usage, development, conservation, management, and control of the nation’s water resources. Its responsibilities include investigating and advising interested persons on the proper use and protection of the water resources, developing a catchment management strategy, co-ordinating the related activities of water users and of the water management institutions within its water management area, and promoting community participation in the protection, use, development, conservation, management and control of the water resources.

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursaries 2020

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) will be awarding bursaries to deserving students who intend to pursue education towards the following fields of study:

  • BSc/B Degree in Environmental Science
  • BSc Hydrology
  • BSc Water Resource Management
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Geohydrology
  • BSc Geomorphology
  • BSc Botany

The bursary covers the registration, tuition, and examination fees, as well as the costs of accommodation, meals, prescribed educational materials, and stipend.

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

In order to be considered for this bursary program, applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria:

  • South African citizen
  • A resident of Mpumulanga Province (within IUCMA’s Water Management area)
  • Achieved at least 65% average on Matric
  • Accepted at a recognized Institution of Higher Learning
  • Intend to enroll or currently enrolled within one of the aforementioned fields of study

Applicants who are already receiving bursaries or any type of educational financial assistance from any institutions or sponsors do not qualify for this bursary program.

How to Apply and Application Details

Download and complete the IUCMA Bursary Application Form. (pdf)

Completed application forms must be submitted along with certified copies of the following supporting documents:

  • South African valid ID
  • Matric certificate with a minimum 65% average
  • Proof of admission from the Institution of Higher Learning OR provisional acceptance letter OR current enrollment to study for a Degree within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Certified satisfaction academic record in the previous year of study with at least  60% average (only applies to applicants who are already currently enrolled for a Degree within one of the aforementioned fields of study)
  • Proof of residence from Local Municipality or Headman/Chief
  • Proof of income of the parent or guardian accompanied by an affidavit from South African Police Service (SAPS)

Applications can be forwarded via mail at:

Human Resource Division
Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency
Private Bag x11214
Nelspruit 1200

OR hand-delivered to:

Floor Number 8
MAXSA Building
Corner Streak and Ferreira Street
Nelspruit 1200

As part of the terms and conditions, the successful students will sign a bursary contract with the IUCMA as per the external bursary policy.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any correspondence within one month after the bursary program’s closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date

The deadline for the application is 17 January 2020 (at 16:00).

Contact Details

For further queries regarding this bursary program, please get in touch with IUCMA directly:

Contact Person: Mr. CS Sewela / Mr. T Nkosi
Tel: 013 753 9000