IUCM Bursary Programme 2021

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) is offering bursary opportunities to qualifying students who have planned to further their within the following fields.


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


  • Certified copies of South African valid ID
  • 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.
  • 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 60%.
  • The bursary accommodates only South African citizens residing within Mpumalanga Province (within IUCMA’s Water Management Area)and proof of residence from Local Municipality or Headman / Chief must be attached.
  • Proof of in come from the Parent or Guardian accompanied by affidavit from South African Police Service (SAPS)must be attached.
  • Students with bursaries from other sponsors does not qualify.
  • As part of the terms and conditions, the successful students will sign a bursary contract with the IUCMA as per the external bursary policy.


The bursary covers ONLY the following: Registration, Tuition fees and Examination fees,Accommodation, Meals, Prescribed material and stipend in line with the IUCMA external bursary policy.

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

Application process
BURSARY APPLICATIONS FORMS ARE OBTAINED AT THE IUCMA OFFICES IN NELSPRUIT, PIET RETIEF / USUTHU AND BUSHBUCKRIDGE. BURSARY APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE DELIVERED AT: Human Resource Division,Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency, Private Bag x11214, Nelspruit 1200 or hand deliver to Floor Number 8, MAXSA Building, Corner Streak and Ferreira Street, Nelspruit or sent to the email: Bursaries@iucma.co.za

Enquiries: Mr. CS Sewela / Mr. T Nkosi:013753 9000

Individuals who have applied for this program should consider their applications unsuccessful if they did not hear from the institution within one month after the closing date .