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Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursaries 2022

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Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursaries

About Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA)

The Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) was founded with the goal of ensuring the nation’s water resources are protected, used, developed, conserved, managed, and controlled.

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Investigation and advice to interested parties on proper water resource use and protection, development of a catchment management strategy, coordination of related activities of water users and water management institutions within its water management area, and community participation in the protection, use, development, conservation, management, and control of water resources are among its responsibilities.

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursaries 2022

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) Bursaries will be awarded to deserving students who plan to continue education in the following fields:

  • BSc/B Degree in Environmental Science
  • BSc Hydrology/Water Resource Management
  • BSc Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • BSc Geohydrology, Geomorphology and Botany
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The bursary pays for registration, tuition, and examination expenses, as well as lodging, meals, required educational supplies, and a stipend.

Note: Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria to be accepted for this bursary program:

  • South African citizen
  • A resident of Mpumulanga Province (within IUCMA’s Water Management area)
  • Certified copies of Matric certificate pass with minimum 65% average marks and with proof of
    admission from the institution of higher learning/provisional acceptance letter or must be
    admitted or enrolled to study for a Degree in one of the stated fields.
  • Accepted at a recognized Institution of Higher Learning
  • Intend to enroll or currently enrolled within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Applicant currently enrolled students for any of the above–mentioned fields of study, must attach certified satisfaction academic record in their last study year (study level) with an average of at least

This scholarship program is not open to applicants who have already received bursaries or other forms of educational financial aid from any institutions or sponsors.

How to Apply

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

Or, Email at
(Insert the words “IUCMA Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

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


Closing Date

14 January 2022

Contact Details

Please contact IUCMA directly if you have any questions about this bursary program:

Contact Person: Ms. D Malumane or Ms. Z Tibane
Tel: 013 753 9000

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