IUCMA Bursary 2024

The Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Area (IUCMA) has opened its 2024 bursary application programme and is inviting all interested applicants to apply ASAP.

The Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Area (IUCMA) is committed to ensuring that the water resources in the nation are protected, used, developed, conserved, maintained, and controlled. The IUCMA is a government organization that was established in order to perform water resource management within the Inkomati-Usuthu Water Management Area.

Closing Date: 14th January 2024.

Bursary Requirements:

  • 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 a qualification in one of the fields 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

Bursary Coverage:

This bursary covers the following expenses:

  • registration fees,
  • tuition fees,
  • exam fees,
  • prescribed study materials,
  • meals,
  • accommodation and
  • a stipend.

Method of Application:

Download and complete the IUCMA Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)

Application forms may also be collected at IUCMA offices in Nelspruit, Piet Retief/ Usuthu, and Bushbuckridge.

Supporting Documents:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record or transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary admission or provisional acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (from Local Municipality or Headman/ Chief)
  • Research proposal (if applicable)
  • Motivational letter to support your application and explain why you should be awarded the bursary (to be completed on the application form)
  • Description of where you see yourself after graduation or after 5 years (to be completed on the application form)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Post:
The Chief Executive Officer
Inkomati Usuthu Catchment Management Agency
Private Bag x 11214
Mbombela
1200
For Attention: Human Resource

– Hand delivery:
Floor Number 8
MAXSA Building
Corner Streak and Ferreira Street
Nelspruit
1200

– Email: Bursaries@iucma.co.za
(Insert the words “IUCMA Bursary Application 2024” in the email subject line).


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.