How to apply

WaterNet, The SADC subsidiary institution for capacity building in Water Resources Management is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Regional Masters Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management for the 2020/21 intake. Suitable applicants from the Southern African region as well as from Kenya and Uganda are encouraged to apply. There will be limited scholarships available, as a result candidates who can secure financial assistance from other sources and those who can partially sponsor themselves will be given first preference. The WaterNet Masters programme is scheduled to start in February 2020. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2019.

Please download, the English application form , the programme advert which details the structure of the course.

Veuillez télécharger, le formulaire de demande en Français, le dépliant de cours qui détaille la structure du cours.

Faça o download, o formulário de inscrição em Português e o folheto do curso que detalha a estrutura do curso

Entry Requirements

Participants are required to have at least a good first degree at Bachelor level (BA/BSc). The candidate should be able to show an orientation of his/her field of study to water related issues. Preference will be given to those with two or more years of relevant experience. The language of instruction is English. Below are the preferred entry requirements for the various Options.

  • Hydrology, Bachelor’s degree with a Hydrology or Environmental Science background or equivalent
  • Water Resources Management, Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Agriculture, Science or equivalent
  • Water and Land, Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Geography, Physical Planning or equivalent
  • GIS and Earth Observation Bachelor’s degree with a Hydrology or Engineering background or equivalent
  • Water and Environment, Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Earth or Environmental Science or equivalent
  • Water Supply and Sanitation, Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Science or equivalent
  • Water and Society, Bachelor’s degree in Social or Earth Science or equivalent

Please fill in the application form, and send in the necessary information, including:

  1. Copies of degree transcripts and certificates
  2. Statement of Motivation (Maximum 500 words). In this statement indicate why you want to participate in the programme and explain your choice of specialisation
  3. A short CV (maximum 2 pages)
  4. A Letter of Reference from current or previous employer. If never employed attach letter from University where you obtained your higher education degree.
  5. Letter of support of your application from the Ministry of Water in your country of citizenry (This is applicable to those who require fellowships).
  6. Please make sure you have provided all the documentation required. Applications will only be considered upon submission of the above requisites.

Send this application by *Email or Ordinary mail to:

WaterNet Secretariat
P O Box MP600
Mt Pleasant Harare, Zimbabwe
T: +263-4-333248 / 336725 / 2917028-30

*If sending by email, the subject should have the words: Application: Masters plus the start year of the programme and the surname of the applicant.