Cyril Ramaphosa Bursary 2020: Application Forms & Requirements (NOW OPEN)

MOTSEPE FOUNDATION BURSARY 2020: Application Forms & Requirements
NRF Bursary 2020: Application Forms & Requirements

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 Bursaries will be awarded in any field of study (for a duration 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.



The Cyril Ramaphosa bursary includes the following:

  • Tuition fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Prescribed Books/Learning materials
  • Small Amount for Personal Expenses

The amount allocation for each recipient is capped at a certain value as discussed before the signing of the 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.



Applicants Must satisfy the following entry criteria before applying:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Currently unemployed
  • Between 16 and 30 years old
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or have applied to study towards your first undergraduate qualification (NOT postgraduate)
  • Studying or have applied to study at a recognised and accredited institution in South Africa
  • Studying or intend on studying full time/ part time/ via distance learning
  • Strong academic record
  • 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



Applications for the bursary must be done online (via Easyburse).

  • First click here to Register your CRET Bursary account here.
    You need the following information to register an account: First name, Last name, Email address, Password.
  • Then under “What are you Applying for”, click it and select “Bursary”
  • Click the box besides “I’m not a robot”, then click all the squares with the object they show you eg. Traffic lights.
  • Click “Next” until you finish solving all questions. Then Click blue “Register”

You may need to check your email sometime later for any notifications.


Submit certified copies of the following documents:

  • South African ID document
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric
  • Full academic record, if currently at tertiary level
  • Proof of tertiary application or acceptance
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (payslips if employed certified copies/ proof of pension or grant if applicable)



October 31, 2019

This is the Official Closing Date for 2020 applications. So apply Today!



Please contact contact the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust(CRET) directly, by using the details below:
Tel: 011 592 6560
Email: or


MOTSEPE FOUNDATION BURSARY 2020: Application Forms & Requirements
NRF Bursary 2020: Application Forms & Requirements