South African Institute of Race Relations Bursary 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SAIRR
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), established in 1929, is a research and policy organisation based in South Africa. The institute aims to investigate social and economic conditions (including inequality, poverty) within the country and distribute the findings, as well as to encourage economic growth.
SAIRR has been providing educational funding to disadvantaged South Africans since the year 1935. As of 1980, the Institute has awarded over R220 million in bursaries, which has been a significant contribution to economic empowerment within the country. Funding has been granted across a range of fields, including business and commerce; medicine, health sciences and dentistry; science and engineering; education; law and arts
Among the over 3 500 students that have received funding, is the late Mr Nelson Mandela, who was granted a bursary in the late 1940s to the value of £120.
ABOUT THE SAIRR BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) is inviting students to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded for ANY field of study, towards an Undergraduate Degree or Diploma qualification. (Please note that postgraduate and Honours funding is not currently available).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAIRR BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must have completed Matric or be currently in Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying towards a first undergraduate degree/ diploma qualification (NOT a postgraduate qualification)
- You must be studying or intend on studying at a South African tertiary institution (which is registered with the Council for Higher Education)
- You must have proven financial need
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SAIRR BURSARY
Applications must be done online at SAIRR Bursary Application 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following supporting documentation (make sure that you have all these documents ready and certified where applicable, as submission of these documents is compulsory in order to proceed with your application).
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
- Full tertiary academic record, if currently in University (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary registration/ admission (on institutions letterhead)
SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE SAIRR BURSARY
The selection process will include the following steps:
1) You apply via the IRR online platform as listed above, before the closing date.
2) All online applications will be reviewed by the Institute and selected candidates will be shortlisted.
3) Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to submit their supporting documents (as listed above) – if you have not received any correspondence by 30 September 2021, please accept that you have not been shortlisted.
4) Supporting documentation must be submitted to the Institute by 16 November 2021 at the latest.
5) The Institute selection committee will review all shortlisted applications and their supporting documents and will make a final decision by 15 February 2022, which will then be communicated to the successful students.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SAIRR BURSARY
31 August 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the SAIRR directly:
Tel: 011 482 7221
Fax: 011 482 7690