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

by | Oct 24, 2023 | General

Invitation to the FirstRand Scholarships virtual presentation on 2 November at 10am.  Interested parties must RSVP to by 30 October, to register.

FirstRand has entered into a five-year partnership with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the largest international graduate water education facility in the world, 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.

The scholarship will provide full funding for one student a year to study for an MSc in Water and Sustainable Development at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. FirstRand will conduct the interviewing and selection process, which will run concurrently with the FirstRand international postgraduate scholarship programme. Candidates will be assessed based on academic excellence, leadership ability, community involvement and their potential to be a destiny changer.

Candidates have to apply to IHE Delft for an MSc and be accepted for any of the four thematic tracks:

  • water, food and energy
  • water hazards, risks and climate
  • water and health
  • water resources and ecosystem health


FirstRand and IHE Delft are looking for the best applicant who will truly benefit from the opportunity and contribute to South Africa on their return.

Applications for the FirstRand International Postgraduate scholarships can be submitted online only.

Applications will open on Friday 15 December 2023 and close on Thursday 7 March 2024. Details and the application form will be available on the FirstRand website,

And additional questions can be sent to

For more information and to apply for any of the four tracks of the one-year (68 ECTS) MSc in Water and Sustainable Development at IHE Delft visit:

Candidates may email Marlies Baburek, Fellowship and Admission Officer at IHE Delft with any additional questions.

The closing date for applications to IHE Delft is Thursday 7 March 2024

See below for the full Brochure and Invitation:

FR LLD Scholarship alumni brochure final 2024 Oct 2023

FR LLD Scholarship Presentation Invitation Virtual Oct 2023