As the cost of higher education continues to rise, access to quality education becomes increasingly challenging for many students. Recognizing this barrier, the Shoprite group has established a bursary program aimed at supporting talented and deserving individuals in their pursuit of academic excellence.

The Shoprite Bursary Programme for the 2024/2025 academic year is now open for applications.

About Shoprite

Shoprite is South African retail giant that has been a household name for years. It started out as a small family business in 1979 and has since grown to become one of the largest retail chains in the country with over 2000 stores across Africa, Shoprite is a market leader in the food and grocery sector.

Shoprite bursary ranges from R30 000 to R60 000 based on the fields of study and institution. The bursary covers tuition, books and accommodation allowances. Any extra funds available from the amount granted will be paid in monthly instalments.

Fields of Study Covered by Shoprite Bursary Programme

  • Accounting (CA Stream – SAICA) (10 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Biological and Agricultural Sciences (10 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Criminology (3 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Data Science (10 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Food Science (10 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Information Technology/ Systems (10 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Retail Business Management (60 bursaries will be awarded)
  • Supply Chain & Logistics (10 bursaries will be awarded)

Shoprite Bursary Programme Requirements per Qualification

  • South African citizenship
  • Must have completed Matric
  • 27 years old and younger
  • For Accounting  (CA Stream – SAICA) Bursary:
    • Studying towards either of these qualifications: BCom Accounting, BAcc (CA stream)
    • Studying in your 2nd, 3rd, 4th year of study / PGDA / CTA
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
    • Achieved a minimum result of 65% for Accounting, Auditing and Taxation subjects
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • For Criminology Bursary:
    • Studying towards either of these qualifications: Bachelor of Criminology, BA Law/BA Social Work with Criminology as major, BA Honours in Criminology
    • Studying in your 3rd or 4th year or Honours of study
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • For Information Technology Bursary:
    • Studying towards either of these qualifications: BSc/ BCom with a major in Information Systems/ Systems Analysis
    • Studying in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study of study
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • For Data Science Bursary:
    • Studying towards a Degree qualification in either of these fields: Data Science, Data Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Operational Research, Quantitative Management (or a similar quantitative degree)
    • Studying in your 2nd to third year of study
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
    • Achieved a minimum result of 65% for Mathematics
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Food Science Bursary:
    • Studying towards either of these qualifications: BSc in Food Science, Consumer Science, Microbiology, Food Technology, Advanced Diploma in Quality, Diploma/Degree in Culinary Arts
    • Studying in your 2nd to 4th year of study of study
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • For Logistics/ Supply Chain Bursary:
    • Studying towards either of these qualifications: Bachelors of Commerce: Logistics (Quantitative Management), Bachelor of Science: Operational Research or a related degree/ qualification
    • Studying in your 2nd or 3rd year of study of study
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Retail/Hospitality Business Management Bursary:
    • Studying towards a Diploma in Retail Business Management
    • Studying in your 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of study of study
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
    • Studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa

How to Apply

Step 1: Register an Account

Before you can apply for any Shoprite bursary, you need to create an account on the Shoprite recruitment website. This is your first step towards a world of opportunities. Registration is simple: enter your personal details, set up a username and password, and you’re ready to go.

Step 2: Log in to Your Account

With your account set up, log in to access the application forms. Your dashboard will be the gateway to all available bursaries, updates on your application status, and further actions required from your end.

Step 3: Select Your Bursary

Shoprite offers bursaries in various fields. Choose the one that aligns with your field of study:

Step 4: Submit Your Application

Your application must include clear copies of the following documents. Remember, the submission of these documents is compulsory – missing any item may lead to disqualification:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, including the most recent results (on the institution’s letterhead)

Tip: 5 Tips on How to Write an Outstanding Bursary Application Letter

Please note that applications submitted via email will not be accepted. Ensure all documents are uploaded through the online platform.

Mark your calendar: the closing date for the Shoprite Bursary is 30 April 2024. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. It’s crucial to apply before the deadline to ensure your application is reviewed.

Contact Information

For any queries related to the bursary programme, please contact Shoprite Holdings directly at Bursary@shoprite.co.za. It’s also advisable to read the Shoprite Bursary FAQ’s before submitting any queries.

The Shoprite bursary programme is a great opportunity for students who are looking for financial assistance to further their education. With wide range benefits, including tuition, books, and accommodation, the bursary can make a huge difference in a student’s life.

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