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Applicants
If you wish to apply for REAP support for Higher Education studies , please read the criteria below to ensure that you qualify to apply:
The deadline for REAP to receive applications has changed to 31 January each year. This will be for entry into Higher Education the following year. Applicants will have just commenced their Grade 12 year ...   READ MORE
Applicants

If you wish to apply for REAP support for Higher Education studies , please read the criteria below to ensure that you qualify to apply:
The deadline for REAP to receive applications has changed to 31 January each year. This will be for entry into Higher Education the following year. Applicants will have just commenced their Grade 12 year at school when submitting their application. Application forms will be distributed to Grade 11 learners from September the year prior to the submission of the application.

Why the change?

For the past two years REAP has piloted an early application process. It has proved helpful to recruit applicants in their Grade 11 year as this gives REAP time to give feedback to short listed applicants and encourage better preparation for Higher Education. University entrants are likely to settle quickly, enjoy their studies and have an improved chance of success if they have made the right course choice and are prepared for the shift from school to university.

How to apply for REAP?

Learners obtain an application form from one of REAP’s many volunteer representatives in different regions of South Africa. Application forms are also available from the REAP office. Call 021 696 5500 to get the contact details of the REAP regional representative near you or get a form posted to you.

You may receive an application form if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You are a learner at a rural school
  • Your mid-year Grade 11 average must be 55% or more. Do not include your LO marks when calculating your average. Add up the marks of your six other subjects and divide by 6 to calculate your average. Please ensure that you provide the correct information. Ultimately REAP will verify the information you provided in your application, because we will have access to your actual results from your school.
  • Your family is economically disadvantaged. The total annual household income (before tax and deductions) must be less than R122 000. We also look at the monthly amount divided by the number of people in the household which should not exceed R 2500 per person.
  • You are a South African citizen
  • If you meet the above criteria but have completed your NSC within the last 2 years you may apply if you are seeking to enter Higher education for the first time.

The 2017 Application Process for entry into Higher Education in 2018

  • Application Forms are available from September 2016.
  • Applicants are identified in Grade 11 and complete the application forms as well as obtain the support documents towards the end of their Grade 11 year.
  • The closing date for submission of applications is 31 January 2017. Application forms containing all relevant support documents should be at the REAP office by this date.
  • Individualised feedback to applicants under consideration is scheduled for April/May 2017.
  • ALL REAP Applicants must also apply for NSFAS funding for their studies. Go to www.nsfas.org.za Helpline 0860 067327. The closing date is 30 November prior to the year of studies.
  • Applicants under consideration must submit their Grade 12 mid-year results, outstanding documents as well as responses to the feedback by 31 July 2017.
  • Interviews of shortlisted applicants will take place from September to October 2017.
  • Applicants provisionally accepted for a bursary will receive sms notification in December 2017.
  • Provisionally accepted applicants submit their NSC results and confirmation of a place to study at a university, as soon as received, early in January 2018. Applicants need to follow up with the university to ensure their place to study is confirmed.
  • REAP starts final confirmations of students in the first week of January 2018. Successful applicants will receive a telephone call from REAP as well as a letter of confirmation to their status of bursary holder.
  • Students are individually confirmed on the Programme by end of January 2018.

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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Higher Education Institutions that REAP supports

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

North West

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Western Cape