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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

FirstRand IHE Delft Water Education Scholarship for a MSc in Water and Sustainable Development at IHE Delft

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Multiple disciplines
Various benefits
07 Apr 2025
Application deadline


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world. Based in Delft, the Netherlands, IHE Delft confers fully accredited MSc degrees and PhD degrees in collaboration with Dutch partner universities.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full funding

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The FirstRand Foundation, the corporate foundation of South African financial institution FirstRand Limited, has entered into a five-year partnership with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, to allow for an outstanding South African student to undertake postgraduate study at IHE Delft in the Netherlands. This will be the second year of the partnership.


Applicable programmes


The scholarship will provide full funding for one South African student each year.


  • Candidates have to apply and must be accepted for any of the four thematic tracks of the regular (68EC) MSc in Water and Sustainable Development at IHE Delft. 

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines




South African

Study experience required





Application deadline

07 Apr 2025

Applications for the FirstRand IHE Delft Water Education Scholarship are online only. FirstRand and IHE Delft are looking for the best applicant who will benefit deeply from the opportunity and contribute to South Africa on their return.

The FirstRand Foundation will conduct the interviewing and selection process, which will run concurrently with the FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarship programme, based on academic excellence, leadership ability, community involvement and the candidate’s potential to be a destiny changer.

The deadline to apply for academic admission is 7 March.


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