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Bursary Programme

The Institute has been funding the education of poor South Africans, regardless of race, since 1935. Since 1980 we have provided more than R221 million in bursary funding and produced over 3 600 medical, business, management, scientific, education, and engineering graduates. This has been a major contribution to economic empowerment in South Africa.

Achievements of the Bursary Programme

The national bursary programme of the Institute dates back to 1935. Since then our students, among them Mr. Nelson Mandela, who won a bursary worth £120 in the late 1940s, have served the country in almost every field of endeavour.

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If you have received a bursary from the South African Institute of Race Relations, please fill in your details below.

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Become a donor

The Institute administers bursary funds for many of South Africa’s largest corporations.

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The bursary application process starts online on 1 July 2013 and closes 31 August 2013. Please note that only application forms from the Bursary Department at the South African Institute of Race Relations will be considered. Application forms downloaded from any other websites will not be taken into account.

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