SAIRR Bursary Programme 2020

August 21, 2019

The South African Institute of Race Relations is currently accepting applications from qualified parties for its yearly Bursary Programme offering.

The SAIRR was founded in 1928, and many consider it as one of the first liberal institutions in South Africa. It is a research and policy-making organization that aims to:

  • Study socio-economic conditions in SA
  • Address issues of inequality and poverty
  • Promote economic growth by promoting the concept of “limited government,” private enterprise, market economy, freedom of speech, property rights, individual liberty, and the rule of law

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) Bursary Programme 2020

As one of the key initiatives of the SAIRR, its Bursary Programme seeks to empower young South Africans by providing bursary support to underprivileged but promising students from poor South African communities

Career Options

The SAIRR does not guarantee employment once bursars graduate from their respective courses.

Requirements or Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the bursary:

  • A South African citizen
  • A student currently pursuing or planning to pursue an undergraduate degree or national diploma
  • Studying or planning to study at a university or technical university accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE)
  • Must not be a student planning to take a post-graduate degree

Click here to view the SAIRR Bursary Programme advert.

How to Apply

If you meet the basic requirements of the programme, click the link below and complete the online application form on the SAIRR website:



  • All shortlisted applicants will receive feedback regarding the application and will be given documents needed to complete the application process
  • If you do not receive feedback by 30 September 2019, consider the application as unsuccessful

Opening and Closing Dates

Deadline for submission of applications is on 31 August 2019. The SAIRR reserves the right to close down the link before the indicated date for whatever reason it may deem necessary.

Contact Information

Should you any further questions about this bursary opportunity, contact the SAIRR directly using the contact details below:

Telephone: 011 482 7221

Email: info@irr.org.za 

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