All REAP bursaries come from schools in rural areas all over the country and are pursuing a wide variety of fields of study in 16 recognized higher education institutions. The programme enables young people from marginalized communities who cannot afford higher education to poverty, lack of information, low-quality education, lack of information, historical apartheid discrimination or distance from educational hubs or urban centers.
With support coming from state mechanism, REAP is able to provide supplementary bursary funding including allowances, laptops and essential technical equipment. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides the core funding which will cover:
- Tuition fee expenses
- Accommodation expenses
- Book fees
- Meal expenses
In addition, REAP will be providing the following:
- Monthly stipend
- Comprehensive psychological support
- Academic monitoring
- Life skills training
What are the requirements?
In order to qualify for consideration for bursary support, REAP requires applicants to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be from a rural area and have gone to a rural school
- Must have taken the NSC exams at a rural school no more than two (2) years ago
- NSC exam results must average to at least 55% (do not include Life Orientation marks)
- Gross household/family income must not be over R122,000 per year
- Able to furnish proof of household/family income and social grants as needed
- Must have formally gainedBrenJ admission to a prescribed higher education institution
- Must have been approved for NSFAS funding and obtained formal confirmation
- Must have already secured residence or from an accredited NSFAS accommodation provider
List of learning institutions recognized by REAP
The number of students that can be awarded bursary support will depend on how many bursars the learning institution is able to accommodate: Thus, REAP recommends applicants to have higher academic qualifications to what the institutions require. Only applicants who have successfully gained admission to the following tertiary education institutions below:
- Central University of Technology
- University of Johannesburg
- Nelson Mandela University
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- University of Western Cape
What is the selection process?
REAP implements a fair and efficient recruitment and selection process that accurately assesses the following:
- Household/family income
- Course motivation
- Academic performance
Applicants who get short-listed will get an invitation for a face-to-face interview.
How do I apply?
Applicants who meet all the initial eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply by clicking the link and filling out the online application form.
The deadline for the
submission of applications is on 14 February 2020.