Dive into a world of opportunity with Shoprite bursary offerings for 2024.

As Africa’s retail giant, Shoprite opens doors for ambitious students across a spectrum of disciplines—from the sciences to business and technology. These bursaries not only provide financial assistance but also a pathway to real-world experience and a promising career within the Shoprite Group.

Embrace the chance to make a significant impact in your field with the support and guidance of a leading name in the industry.

About the Company

Shoprite, Africa’s largest supermarket retailer, is not just a leader in the retail sector but also a beacon of hope for aspiring professionals. With a commitment to innovation, community support, and educational development, Shoprite invests in the future by offering bursaries to deserving students across South Africa.

Shoprite Bursary Overview

  • Company: Shoprite Group
  • Closing Date: 30 April 2024
  • Location: Opportunities available nationwide

Fields Covered

Shoprite offers bursaries in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to:

Accounting (CA Stream – SAICA)

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-16
  • Number of bursaries available: 10
  • Qualifications: BCom Accounting, BAcc (CA stream) degree
    65%+ Aggregate
    Minimum 65% in Accounting, Taxation and Auditing
    2nd, 3rd and 4th academic year/ PGDA / CTA
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Accounting

Biological and Agricultural Sciences

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-13
  • Number of bursaries available: 10
  • Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:
    BSc Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics and Biotechnology, and any Agricultural degree
    60%+ Aggregate
    3rd or 4th academic year
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Biological and Agricultural Science

Retail Business Management

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-10
  • Number of bursaries available: 60
  • Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:
    Diploma in Retail Business Management
    65%+ Aggregate
    1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th (Advanced Diploma) academic year
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Retail Business Management


  • Reference Number: SHO240131-6
  • Number of bursaries available: 3
  • Qualifications
    Bachelor of Criminology, BA Law/BA Social Work with Criminology as major, BA Honours in Criminology
    65%+ Aggregate
    2nd academic year
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Criminology

Food Sciences

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-12
  • Number of bursaries available: 10
  • Qualifications:
    Food Technology (Food Tech) or Food Science degree
    60%+ Aggregate
    3rd or 4th academic year
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Food Science

Data Science

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-8
  • Number of bursaries available: 10
  • Qualifications:
    Degree or postgraduate qualification in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research, Quantitative Management (or similar quantitative degree), Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Data Engineering
    60%+ Aggregate
    Minimum 65% in Mathematics (from 2nd year of study)
    Students in 2nd to 4th academic year/Honours
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Data Science

Information Technology/Systems

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-7
  • Number of bursaries available: 10
  • Qualifications
    BSc/BCom majoring in Information Technology/Systems Analysis
    Students in 2nd, 3rd or 4th academic year
    60%+ academic aggregate
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Information Technology/Systems

Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Reference Number: SHO240131-9
  • Number of bursaries available: 10
  • Qualifications
    Bachelor of Commerce: Logistics (Quantitative Management), Bachelor of Science: Operational Research or related degree/qualification
    60%+ Aggregate
    2nd or 3rd academic year
  • Apply Online: Shoprite Bursary Supply Chain and Logistic

Bursary Objectives

Shoprite bursary programs aim to:

  • Attract talented individuals in various fields of study.
  • Provide financial support and academic resources.
  • Offer real-world experience through on-the-job training.
  • Guarantee a career path within the Shoprite Group for successful graduates.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should:

  • Prepare required documents, including academic records and ID.
  • Follow the application process outlined on Shoprite’s official website or bursary advertisements.

Tip: How to Write an Outstanding Bursary Application Letter

Additional Tips and Information

  • Start your application early to ensure all documents are prepared.
  • Tailor your application to highlight your interest and suitability for the specific field you are applying for.
  • Understand the commitments and career paths associated with each bursary.

Tip: 10 Bursary Interview Preparation Steps for Success

With a commitment to building a brighter future, Shoprite’s bursary programs offer more than just financial aid; they are a gateway to exciting careers within Africa’s largest retail group. Seize this opportunity to grow, learn, and become a part of something bigger.