Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET)

In this post, you will see comprehensive information about Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) requirements and how to apply. The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation established the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) Bursary Programme with the goal of providing financial aid to students from financially underprivileged backgrounds. 


Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) Bursaries for 2022


For each academic year, the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) is accepting applications from students for its bursary program.

They will give bursaries out for undergraduate, entry-level, and first-time study module studies in ANY area. The CRET bursary seeks to support students who might otherwise go unfunded by other bursary programs.


The program considers candidates’ total needs, their potential, and pupils who, with enough encouragement, nurturing, and mentoring, will grow into future leaders.


The bursary may pay for the following costs: tuition, books and other educational materials, lodging, meals, and a modest living allowance (where motivated).

The overall bursary is determined by the individual needs of the student and is intended to pay for necessities. Before they complete the Bursary Agreement, they will inform the student of the bursary’s cap on value.


The scholarship is given for a single academic year at a time and is renewed if certain requirements are met (including academic results, commitment to the program, communication policies, and other criteria to be discussed with successful recipients).

For More Info Visit https://www.cyrilramaphosafoundation.org/project/cret/


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

‣ You must be a South African citizen


‣ You must have a valid South African ID number

‣ You must be between 16 and 27 years old

‣ You must study or intend on studying toward any entry-level or first-time study module/ undergraduate qualification

‣ You must study or intend on studying towards a qualification that is NOT longer than 5 years

‣ You may be in any year of study

‣ You must study or have applied to study at a recognized and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa (University, University of Technology, TVET College, or CET (skills development) College)

‣ You must have a strong academic record

‣ You must have strong communication skills

‣ You must have strong leadership and empathetic skills

‣ You must have high values

‣ You must be in financial need, with a total household income of NOT more than R650 000 per annum

They will give Preference to students pursuing studies in essential and scarce skills fields, as determined by the Department of Labour, various SETAs, and other labor and economic advisors.


  • Learners, or unemployed youth between the ages of 16 and 27 years, who want to complete a recognized undergraduate or other qualification, through a recognized 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
  • They do not permit the bursary application to change the area of specialization on which basis they applied the bursary, based on the acceptance letter from the institution
  • The applicant should show 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.


‣ Any student from a financially needy background who can show such need.

 Their goal is to provide financial help for those students who, without additional support, would not apply to study further and/or complete their chosen qualifications.

‣ They will give Preference each year to essential and scarce skills education applicants as determined by the Department of Labour, various SETAs, and other labor and economic advisors.

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