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Release Date: 22 November, 2021

Bursaries now offered for students wanting to specialise in electricity at WBS

In response to South Africa’s ongoing power woes, Wits Business School (WBS) has introduced a new stream in its existing Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management in the field of Energy Leadership which offers a specialisation in electricity.

Further good news is that the school, through its partnership with the South African-German Energy Programme and Capacitates for the Energy Transition (SAGEN- CET),  a programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is offering a limited number of bursaries for students who choose the electricity stream courses as part of their PGDip at WBS.  The bursaries will cover 100% of the academic fees for the seven electricity orientated courses. 

The programme also comprises four core (compulsory) modules which encompass an overview of energy value chains, issues of environmental sustainability, leadership fundamentals and financial modelling.

“We are excited to be able to offer these bursaries for our PGDip students for the year 2022, thanks to our partnership with GIZ. It is critical that we ensure a pipeline of skilled leaders who have an in-depth understanding of the electricity supply and distribution industries to take African energy into the sustainable future,” says Professor Rod Crompton, Adjunct Professor at the African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) at WBS.

Candidates wishing to complete the electricity electives for non-degree purposes are also eligible to apply for the bursary.

WBS is urging anyone interested in applying for the bursary to do so as soon as possible. The programme commences in early 2022. 

Application Information:

Bursary applicants must complete the bursary application available here: https://forms.office.com/r/hTe66sQTz0

Note: You must apply separately to do the degree or courses here:

For Degree Purposes: Please go to https://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/

For Non-Degree Purposes: Apply here: https://forms.office.com/r/J8hw4mRp91

For Certificate of attendance: Apply here: https://forms.office.com/r/J8hw4mRp91

If you encounter any technical or administrative challenges when attempting to register or to apply for a bursary, please contact Mandi Moyo at mandiraira.moyo@wits.ac.za.

For media queries and interviews, please contact:
Jane Balnaves | jane.balnaves@wits.ac.za

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