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Applicants
REAP offers a holistic Higher Education Support Programme. In an attempt to reduce poverty and empower young people to improve the quality of their lives, REAP assists students from rural areas to succeed at university. REAP also provides a structured student support and development programme. The three components of financial, psycho-social and skills development support go together. REAP students are required to do community service each year.   READ MORE
Applicants

REAP offers a holistic Higher Education Support Programme. In an attempt to reduce poverty and empower young people to improve the quality of their lives, REAP assists students from rural areas to succeed at university. REAP also provides a structured student support and development programme. The three components of financial, psycho-social and skills development support go together. REAP students are required to do community service each year.

REAP welcomes the introduction of free higher education for the poor and working class. Accordingly, from 2019 all REAP students will access their core funding (tuition, accommodation, meals & books) from NSFAS, which REAP will supplement with a monthly stipend, a laptop computer and a full psychosocial support / mentoring / academic monitoring & life skills training package. If you wish to apply for REAP support, please read the criteria below to ensure that you qualify to apply.


How to apply for REAP?

REAP Criteria to be considered for support:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must come from a rural area and have attended a rural school
  • You must have written your NSC examinations at a rural school within the previous two (2) years.
  • You must not be older than 24 years
  • Your family/household income (including all grants and contributions) should not exceed R122 000 per year before any deductions (e.g. less than R10 167 per month)
  • You must produce proof your family/household income and social grants if requested to do so.
  • You must have obtained more than 55% average for your NSC examinations (DO NOT use Life Orientation marks when calculating the average)
  • You must have been formally accepted to study at any one of the institutions listed below.
  • You must have successfully applied for NSFAS funding and received formal confirmation

Institutions supported by REAP

REAP supports students at a number of institutions however, you need to be aware that the number of applicants that can be supported at each institution is limited. We therefore often require that applicants meet specific academic criteria which may be higher for certain institutions and courses. You can only apply for REAP support if you have been accepted at any of the following institutions:

  • Central University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Western Cape

The Applications Process for entry into Higher Education in 2019

If you have been accepted to study at one of the 6 universities listed above and have been confirmed for NSFAS funding, you will have the opportunity to apply for REAP support via an online application, which will be live from 7 January 2019.




You are welcome to direct any questions or queries to the Recruitment and Selection Manager or Administrator on:
Telephone: 021 696 5500
Fax: 086 247 1028
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