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10/04/2018 Hitachi-DST Scholarship Programme 2018 - Call to South African Engineers
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE
Hitachi-DST Scholarship Programme 2018
Call to South African Engineers
South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Hitachi, Ltd., a Japanese multinational corporation specialising in high-technology equipment including water, are inviting South African engineers to forward their applications for the 10th scholarship-training programme offered in Japan. The objective of this Programme is to enhance the capacity of South African engineers in the areas of water and sanitation treatment and service in support of South Africa’s social infrastructure development programme. The two-month scholarship provides technical training at Hitachi factories, visits to Japanese water utilities and a Japanese introductory course at The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Corporation (AOTS). The scholarship includes training fees; return rights to and from Japan, accommodation, local travel expenses in Japan, insurance and a food allowance for each successful candidate. Engineers that comply with all the following requirements are eligible to apply.
Candidates must be: South African citizens; in good health, aged between 20 and 35 years’ with at least three years of relevant work experience; in possession of a four-year engineering qualification from either a university of technology or an academic university. The applicant should be in the employ of a South African Municipality and currently engaged in design, operations and maintenance, upgrading and modernisation, in the areas of water and waste water treatment and services.
The closing date for applications is 27th April 2018.
Short-listed candidates must attend a final selection interview in May at the DST offices in Pretoria. Six candidates will be selected by the end of May 2018 and the training programme will commence in September 2018. Please note that the 2018 scholarship is limited to the engineering field of water and waste water treatment.
Please contact Ms. Elelwani Ramabulana at the Department of Science and Technology for an application form and guidelines or if you have any inquiries relating to this Scholarship Programme.
Ms Elelwani Ramabulana
Tel: 012 843 6863
Fax: 086 674 4087