Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) Bursary 2019 – 2020

About Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation was formerly known as the Shanduka Foundation and was established in 2004 by the Shanduka Group and its founder, Cyril Ramaphosa. The Foundation is an independent public benefit organisation that strives to improve lives. The Foundation changed its name to Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation in 2015. To achieve social change, the Foundation partnered with Adopt-a-School Foundation, which includes the Thari Programme, Kagiso Shanduka Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and Black Umbrellas.

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation formed the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) to support qualified South African students for better employment qualifications. CRET not only look for the top achievers but also for candidates who can show the potential to progress under the right conditions with proper support. CRET will offer not only financial support but also nurturing, mentorship and psychological and social connection. All recipients will have the opportunity to attent intensive holiday work experience programmes twice a year, for additional soft skills training and networking opportunities. Recipients are also exposed to team‐building activities, personal development as well as a supportive family environment.

Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust Bursaries

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) is a programme of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, supports deserving South African learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to continue higher education for employment qualifications improvement. CRET is a non-profit organisation which aims to improve lives and create opportunities through education accessibility and industry growth.

CRET bursary is granted to a duration of no longer than 5 years in the institution accredited by the relevant Higher Education authority. The total value of the bursary varies according to the educational institution’s cost structures and the recipient’s educational expenses. Generally, the bursary will cover tuition, books and other learning materials, accommodation expenses and meals as well as a small stipend for living expenses, dependent on other expenses. The amount allocation for each recipient is capped at a certain value as discussed before signing of Bursary Agreement, which is good for one year. Bursary may be renewed every academic year depending on academic results, commitment to the programme, communication policies, and other criteria detailed in the bursary contract.

After completion of student’s qualification, bursary recipients are not required to work for the Foundation. In addition, CRET have no obligation to provide employment opportunities to the recipients. CRET does not obligate recipients to repay the amount invested for their studies.

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Unemployed and full-time students of 16 to 30 year old who wish to pursue undergraduate studies at an accredited South African institution
  • South African citizens with a valid South African ID number
  • Registered and accepted student at an accredited institution
  • Demonstrate good academic, developmental communication skills, leadership, high values and empathetic ability
  • Proven financial need
  • Applicants who are students or wish to pursue studies in relevant and scarce skills as determined by the Department of Labour, SETAs and other labour/economic advisors, will be given preference
  • Students in any year of study who do not have a higher education qualification and is not applying for postgraduate studies are eligible to apply
  • Applications for skills development programmes will be considered based on the Bursary Selection Committee requirements and decision results
  • Distance education and part-time students may apply as long as they meet all the requirements and eligibility
  • Recipients of bursaries or funding from other sources may also be considered based on additional need

How to Apply and Application Details

  • The CRET Bursary Application 2020 must need to be done online. To apply for this bursary, click here. You must need to register an account before you can login and apply.
  • Attach certified copies of the following documents:
    • June and Final Matric results
    • South African ID document
    • Full academic record, if currently at tertiary level
    • Proof of tertiary application or acceptance
    • Parents / guardian’s ID documents
    • Proof of income of parents / guardian

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Where can prospective students find out more about the bursary programme?

Information on the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust BursaryProgramme can be accessed from www.cyrilramaphosafoundation.org/project/cret/

What are the study priority areas?

CRET bursary applicants may apply to study any entry-level/first-time study module/undergraduate qualification of their choice provided that the duration of studies is no longer than 5 years and the institution is accredited by the relevant Higher Education authority.

Is the bursary only offered to first-year students?

Students in any year of study are eligible to apply, as long as the applicant does not already hold a higher education qualification and is not applying for postgraduate studies.

Are students studying towards a certificate qualification eligible?

All application for skills development programmes will be considered, dependant on the requirements and decision outcomes by the Bursary Selection Committee.

Are distance education and part-time students eligible for a bursary?

Yes, provided they are eligible in all other respects.

Are recipients of other bursaries eligible to apply for a CRETbursary?

If an applicant has already been granted a bursary, the CRET programme may consider their application based on additional need. However, any bursary applicant to the CRET Programme is encouraged to have proven application for other bursary opportunities, including NSFAS.

Will late applications be considered?

No. Applications close on 31 October 2019 so please apply before the deadline.

How much is a CRET bursary worth?

Institutions have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution. CRETbursaries are personalised to cover the successful recipient’s essential expenses., based on an individual estimation and needs requirement.

What does the bursary cover?

Expenses covered are dependent on need, but may include tuition, books and other learning materials, accommodation expenses and meals, and where motivated, a small stipend for living expenses, dependent on other expenses The allocation to any individual student is capped at a specific value which is discussed with the student prior to signing of a Bursary Agreement. This agreement is binding for one year.

Is a CRET bursary recipient required to serve at the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, or its partner entities, upon completion of qualification?

Students are not obligated to work for the Foundation upon the completion of their qualification and employment opportunities are not guaranteed by the Trust.

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 or postgraduate study is also not considered.

Opening & Closing Date

 31 October 2019 

Contact Details

Tel: 011 592 6560
Email: [email protected]

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Masabata
Masabata

Hi when is the bursary closing I would like to apply

Sam
Sam

Apply now. The application window will close on 31 October.

lethabo mankene maselaelo sekhasepe
lethabo mankene maselaelo sekhasepe

Hi currently I am a first year student at university of free state doing Bsc in Actuarial. I need financial assistant in order for me to pursue with my studies. My parents are struggling to pay for my studies. I am still having an outstanding amount of R52,000.00 that need to be paid

Ntsako
Ntsako

I would like to apply this bursary but in 2020 I will be a postgraduate student so is it possible??,

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Phumlani Ncube
Phumlani Ncube

Hi am applying for a bursary i have got IT college and am not staying with my parents and they are not working. sometimes i got absent because of the money for transport.

Prudiie
Prudiie

I would like to apply for a bursary for 2020,I want to do Human relations management

Sam
Sam

The application for 2020 is open now. Please apply now.

Nokwanda
Nokwanda

please assist, where do I send the hard copy of the application form or how do I apply using the application form?

Asiphile
Asiphile

i want to apply for 2020 bt yhere is no 2020 application form

Sam
Sam

The application date is updated now. Please check it again. Now you need to apply CRET 2020 Bursary Applications online.

Bontle
Bontle

I am a Matriculant and have applied in several universities but I don’t have any financial assistance to cover my tertiary costs. I would love to apply for the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust because it doesn’t ontk focus on talented learners but on those who have the potential to make through

Neluvhola Tsepiso
Neluvhola Tsepiso

I was very happy when i come across this bursary foundation i now see and believe that it is possible for us young women to achieve what we have always hoped for which is to be educated and find employment .i would like to apply for this bursary foundation for next year

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. You can apply now online for this bursary. Please follow the link above.

Tokelo Semenekane
Tokelo Semenekane

I would also like to inquire about the opening date for the bursary, when it opens can you please let us all now by sending us emails. Thank you

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. You can apply online now. Please follow the link above.

Lucia
Lucia

I’m in need of financial assistance for academic year of 2020 please assist.

Thank you

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

sphokazi
sphokazi

I would like to apply for 2020 bursary I’m a first year student

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

Simon
Simon

I would like to know that will the bursary want my latest results or my Matric one, because I’m in my second year at University of Pretoria studying BCom finance, and I would like to start the application process with Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) for 2020. please help.

Sam
Sam

Please check out the frequently asked questions above. The Application for 2020 is open now. You can apply now online for this bursary.

Pint
Pint

Thank your our present to look up on young African to go forward with our education, I would like to ask about the application form where do we submit them ?

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. You can now apply online for this bursary. Please follow the link above.

Tshimangazo Mdzanani
Tshimangazo Mdzanani

have no money to pay my outstanding fees, i was able ti pay for my registration to access my study material. I will like to know if the bursary can pay off my outstanding fees if ever my application can be successful

Sam
Sam

Please follow the link above and the frequently asked questions.

Khetha
Khetha

Please keep us updated

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. You can apply now online for this bursary. Please follow the link above.

Mosebudi
Mosebudi

I am 18 years old studying Electrical Engineering at waterburg TVET College, please update me with the application date my mom is not working.

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

Gcinah
Gcinah

Please update the form for 2020 applications, there’s still a 2018 form on the link. Thanking you in advance.

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

Thabiso
Thabiso

hi!
when will the new applications be open for 2020?

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

noloyiso nkanyuza
noloyiso nkanyuza

I would like to apply for this bursary .I really need a support plz

Lucia
Lucia

Good day i was glad to find out about the CRET to change my standard of living
I would like to be informed via my email about the opening dates.

Thank you

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

Tsakani Ndhlovu
Tsakani Ndhlovu

I have no money to pay my outstanding fees, i was able ti pay for my registration to access my study material. I will like to know if the bursary can pay off my outstanding fees if ever my application can be successful.

Ofentse
Ofentse

I would like to apply for this bursary, I intend to study Information Technology software development

Cerenio Louw
Cerenio Louw

Good day Sir
I also want to apply.
Thank you

Sheldon
Sheldon

I would like the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust Fund to help me further my studies in order to become one of the best leaders in South Africa and set an example to those willing to turn their dreams into reality

annatjie
annatjie

morning Thembe i will be happy to know the opening for 2020

Nondumiso
Nondumiso

I want bursary for education lower level for next year 2020

Thembelihle
Thembelihle

Is there anyway of getting the reminders once the applications have opened once again?

Sam
Sam

We will email you the update once the new application date announced by the official for 2020.

Omphile
Omphile

May you please send me the email to so that I know when the 2020 intake bursary applications are available.

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. You can now apply online for this bursary. Please follow the link above.

Mukelani
Mukelani

Can I also get that reminder email

Sam
Sam

The Application for 2020 is open now. Please follow the link above to apply online.

zwothe
zwothe

Are the applications open for 2019 second semester and 2020 and when are they opening??

Sam
Sam

The application is currently closed now. It might reopen for the new application for 2020 at the beginning of October.

Serati Vilankulu
Serati Vilankulu

the bursary application of 2019 for 2020 closing date is in the past on the website, can we please have the correct closing date.

Sam
Sam

The application is currently closed now. It might reopen for 2020 at the beginning of October. We will update it as soon as the new deadline announced by the officials.

Silindokuhle
Silindokuhle

May I kindly get financial assistance for the year 2020 I am longing for education

Hope
Hope

I would like to apply for this bursary for 2020 I want to study medicine

Kopokane Elisa Dinaane
Kopokane Elisa Dinaane

Why is the crest bursary Cyril ramaphosa so strictly because for now we need to study but it only allow for a certain age so it means we the early ninetees grade 12 we are like non educated members to them because we are interested to further more education and we have matric certificate what must we do

philider oortman
philider oortman

can you please asssit me with bursary application fro 2020

Simanye Kondleka
Simanye Kondleka

I would also like to apply for a bursary for the year 2020.

bethuel
bethuel

I am asking for an application form for 2020, i am looking forward to apply.

Sam
Sam

The application process for 2020 might reopen at the beginning of October. We will update it as soon as the application form and new deadline announced by the officials.

vuyolwethu mbelu
vuyolwethu mbelu

i would like to apply for a bursay for next year 2020

Zusakhe Anathi Matshabane
Zusakhe Anathi Matshabane

I would like to apply for a bursary for next year..

Shepard
Shepard

Mr President please think about student who failed to apply before closing date…we really want to go to school…just take late applications please✊✊✊