Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust Bursary ( CRET ) 2022
Any student from a financially needy background who can demonstrate such need
Our goal is to provide financial assistance for those students who, without additional support, would not apply to study further and/or complete their chosen qualification.
Preference will be given each year to essential and scarce skills education applicants as determined by the Department of Labour, various SETAs, and other labour and economic advisors.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any student from a financially needy background who can demonstrate such need.
Our goal is to provide financial assistance for those students who, without additional support would not apply to study further and/or complete their chosen qualification.
Further non-negotiable criteria:
- Learners, or unemployed youth between the ages of 16 and 27 years, who want to complete a recognised undergraduate or other qualification, through a recognised South African public institution
- The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number
- Bursary applicants must already have applied for study at the accredited institution and provide proof thereof, on application
- The bursary applicant is not permitted to change the area of specialisation on which basis the bursary was applied for, based on the acceptance letter from the institution
- The applicant should demonstrate good academic, leadership and empathetic ability, with high values and developmental communication skills
- Financial needs analysis – basic household income not exceeding R650 000 per annum.
How to Apply
ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY: CLICK HERE
Must a CRET bursary be repaid? No, the CRET bursary does not legally obligate bursary recipients to repay the funds invested into their studies upon completion of their desired qualification or failure to complete their studies. A bursary is allocated on a completion date basis, but is renewable each year, dependant on academic results, commitment to the programme, communication policies, and other criteria which is shared on the successful signing of a bursary contract. Are foreign students eligible for a
CRET bursary? No, the CRET bursary is only awarded to South African students residing and studying in accredited South African institutions. Study abroad is also not considered.
- Apply for a University Bursary
- Apply for a University of Technology Bursary
- Apply for a TVET Bursary
- Apply for a CET (skills development) Bursary
If you are currently receiving funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), you might be wondering if you can apply for the R350 grant.