SAIRR (South African Institute of Race Relations) Bursary Programmes 2020-2021

SAIRR (South African Institute of Race Relations) Profile
The South African Institute of Race Relations, or simply shortened to SAIRR, is a well-founded organisation that focuses on the nation’s research and policies. The main purpose of SAIRR is to assess the socio-economic factors that have impacted the South African environment and culture. This leads to intense discussions on a series of topics, which usually resolves inequality and poverty. Through their findings, SAIRR hopes that they are able to greatly help the economic growth of their nation, be it in politics, economy, or even the public’s well-being.

About SAIRR (South African Institute of Race Relations) Bursaries 2020-2021
The IRR is offering bursaries towards thousands of South African students who would like to receive financial aid to advance their studies in university. Ever since 1935, SAIRR has committed themselves to providing as much assistance as they can to young, local individuals in their pursuit of education, despite whatever race they are. Thanks to the SAIRR Bursaries, many South African have prevailed through the adversaries that may have occurred during their degree studies. Some well-known figures that have been assisted by this bursary includes Philip Kgosana, Nelson Mandela, Nonceba Lubanga, Marina Xaba-Mokoena.

Over the years,  the SAIRR Bursaries is responsible for the success of approximately 3.700 university graduates. Whichever department students choose to pursue, be it business, education, medical, engineering, management, or science, the establishment has high hopes that all of their graduates are able to play an important role into make a great contribution towards the nation. At the moment, the SAIRR Bursaries accommodates to these list of courses below:

  • BEng or BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Electrical Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Mining Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Computer Engineering
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • BEng or BSc Civil Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Mechatronics Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Industrial Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Aeronautical Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng or BSc Electronic Engineering.

SAIRR (South African Institute of Race Relations) Bursary Requirements
The SAIRR Bursary is available towards keen students who are able to meet the eligibility criteria that has been standardized by the committee. The purpose behind this set of items is to ensure that only well-deserving candidates that truly require the bursary to continue their education. To ensure success with the applications, it is highly expected that all of these items are met. Failure to do so might cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall results of your applications.

The SAIRR Bursary Requirements includes:

  • Having passed their Grade 12 education
  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Currently pursuing a full-time education in an accredited higher education institution
  • Display astounding academic capability
  • Must be able to prove that they require financial assistance
  • Plans to, or is currently pursuing a first degree or diploma (Post Graduate degree/Honours students are not eligible for this bursary programme.)

How to Apply SAIRR (South African Institute of Race Relations) Bursary 2020-2021
Now that you have all the eligibility criteria ticked off one by one, it’s time to begin your SAIRR Bursary applications. There are a couple of instructions that needs to be followed in order to ensure a smooth, successful application procedure. Kindly take a look at the instructions below:

  1. Fill in the Online Application Form with complete, personal information
  2. All received application forms will be evaluated directly by the Institute, in which they will proceed to shortlist all of their candidates
  3. Announcements will be made to all short-listed candidates. From here one, these selected candidates are highly required to send in further documentation to fully complete their applications. Should you not hear back from the committee, we regret to inform you that you have not passed the application procedure
  4. Candidates that have already been shortlisted are required to finish up all of the documentation they have received from the committee and have them sent back to the Institute for review
  5. Final decisions will be made by the Institute. Announcements of bursary awardees will also be made by the committee as well.

SAIRR Contact Address
Office Address:
2 Clamart Road
Richmond, Johannesburg, 2092
South Africa

Mail Address:
P.O. Box 291722

Tel: +27 11 482 7221
Fax: +27 11 482 7690
Email: [email protected]

Source: SAIRR; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Picture:

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