Shoprite offering over 100 bursaries in South Africa – with a guaranteed job

 ·3 Aug 2023

The Shoprite Group – the largest retailer in South Africa – has called on high-performing students to apply for its bursary programme for the 2023 and 2024 academic years.

Students enrolled in Criminology, Accounting, Information Technology, Retail Business Management, or Food Science can apply for funding.

The application deadline is 30 September 2023.

The bursary includes:

  • Tuition fees;
  • On-campus accommodation;
  • Food allowance; and
  • Secured employment after graduation.

In the last financial year, the group spent R16 million on its bursary programme and funded over 200 students.

“As the largest private sector employer in South Africa, the retailer is one of the top graduate employers of choice in the country, and its bursary programme has been a pathway to career success for many students in various disciplines within the retail sector,” Shoprite said.

The releveant bursary requirements can be found below:

CategoryLocationNo. of bursariesQualifications
Bursary: Accounting (CA Stream – SAICA) WC101) BCom Accounting, BAcc (CA stream)
2) 65%+ Aggregate
3) Minimum 65% in Accounting, Taxation and Auditing
4) 2nd, 3rd and 4th academic year/ PGDA / CTA
Criminology Bursary WC41) Bachelor of Criminology, BA Law/BA Social Work with Criminology as major, BA Honours in Criminology
2) 65%+ Aggregate
3) 3rd or 4th academic year/ Honours
Food Science Bursary WC101) BSc Food Science, Consumer Science, Microbiology, Food Technology, Advanced Diploma in Quality, Diploma/Degree in Culinary Arts
2) 60%+ Aggregate
3) 2nd to 4th academic year
Supply Chain & Logistics Bursary Nationwide101) Bachelors of Commerce: Logistics (Quantitative Management), Bachelor of Science: Operational Research or related degree/qualification
2) 60%+ Aggregate
3) 2nd or 3rd academic year
Information Technology/Systems Bursary WC101) BSc/BCom majoring in Information Technology/Systems Analysis
2) Students in 2nd or 3rd academic year
3) 60%+ academic aggregate
Data Science BursaryWC101) Degree or postgraduate qualification in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research, Quantitative Management (or similar quantitative degree), Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Data Engineering
2) 60%+ Aggregate
3) Minimum 65% in Mathematics (from 2nd year of study)
4) Students in 2nd to 4th academic year/Honours
Retail Business Management BursaryNational601) Diploma in Retail Business Management
2) 60%+ Aggregate
3) 1st, 2nd & 3rd academic year

Importantly, all applicants must be South African citizens and be under the age of 27.

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