Shoprite Bursary Application 2024

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As the cost of education continues to rise, scholarships and bursaries play a crucial role in ensuring that deserving students have access to higher education. Among the many organizations offering support to students, Shoprite stands out for its commitment to empowering young individuals through its bursary program. The Shoprite Bursary Application for 2024 is now open, providing a valuable opportunity for students across South Africa to pursue their academic dreams.

Overview of the Shoprite Bursary program

Shoprite, a leading retailer in South Africa, understands the importance of education in driving individual success and societal development. With this vision in mind, the company established its bursary program to support students in various fields of study, ranging from retail business management to information technology, accounting, and more. Since its inception, the Shoprite Bursary Program has provided financial assistance to numerous students, enabling them to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at accredited institutions.

To qualify for the Shoprite Bursary, applicants must meet certain criteria, including:

·         Applicants must be South African citizens.

·    Strong academic performance is a key consideration in the selection process.

·      Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

·         Applicants must not be older than 27 years old.

·    Applicants must be studying or have applied to study at a recognised South African University.

·         Applicants Must have an overall average of at least 60%.

·   The bursary covers a wide range of fields, including but not limited to retail business management, logistics, information technology, accounting, and more. Each field has its own set of minimum requirements.

Study fields to be awarded bursaries include:

·         Retail Business Management

Retail business management is a crucial aspect of the economy, encompassing various functions such as merchandising, operations, and customer service. With 60 bursaries available, Shoprite aims to support aspiring retail managers in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this dynamic industry.

·         Accounting (CA Stream – SAICA)

Accounting remains a cornerstone of business, with qualified professionals playing vital roles in financial management, auditing, and taxation. Shoprite recognizes the importance of nurturing future Chartered Accountants through its bursary program, providing 10 bursaries for students pursuing this prestigious qualification under the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

·         Biological and Agricultural Sciences

Biological and agricultural sciences are essential for sustainable food production, environmental conservation, and human health. With 10 bursaries available, Shoprite aims to support students passionate about biology, agriculture, and related fields in contributing to agricultural innovation and ecological sustainability.

·         Data Science

In the era of big data, data science has emerged as a critical discipline for extracting valuable insights from vast datasets. With 10 bursaries on offer, Shoprite seeks to empower aspiring data scientists to harness the power of data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in driving business innovation and decision-making.

·         Food Science

Food science combines aspects of biology, chemistry, and engineering to ensure the safety, quality, and nutritional value of food products. With 10 bursaries available, Shoprite aims to support students interested in food technology, product development, and food safety regulations, contributing to the advancement of the food industry.

·         Information Technology/ Systems

Information technology plays a central role in virtually every aspect of modern life, from communication and entertainment to commerce and healthcare. With 10 bursaries up for grabs, Shoprite seeks to empower future IT professionals with the skills and expertise needed to drive digital transformation and innovation in business.

·         Supply Chain & Logistics

Efficient supply chain management and logistics are critical for ensuring the timely delivery of goods and services in today's globalized economy. With 10 bursaries available, Shoprite aims to support students interested in supply chain optimization, transportation management, and inventory control, contributing to the efficiency and competitiveness of businesses.

·         Criminology

Criminology is basically the study of crime, its causes, and its effects on society, as well as the criminal justice system's response. With 3 bursaries offered, Shoprite recognizes the importance of supporting students interested in understanding and addressing issues related to crime prevention, law enforcement, and criminal rehabilitation.

Minimum documents required:

·         A certified copy of your ID.

·         A certified copy of your matric certificate.

·      And also, a full tertiary academic record, that includes your most recent results.

How to apply for the Shoprite Bursaries:

Candidates must follow these steps to apply:

Step 1: Register an account on the Shoprite recruitment website. 

(Click here to access the application portal).

Step 2: Login to your account and proceed with your application.

The application process for the Shoprite Bursary is straightforward but competitive. The application requires the submission of academic transcripts and proof of South African citizenship (ID).

The Shoprite Bursary offers recipients a range of benefits, including:

·         Successful applicants receive financial support to cover tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, and other related expenses.

·         Beyond financial assistance, bursary recipients may have access to mentorship programs, internships, and other career development initiatives offered by Shoprite.

·         Engaging with Shoprite employees and fellow bursary recipients provides networking opportunities that can be invaluable for future career prospects.

·         Shoprite encourages its bursary recipients to give back to their communities through volunteer work and other initiatives, fostering a spirit of social responsibility.

Note: The value of the bursary will range between a minimum sum of R30 000 and a maximum sum of R60 000, it will depend on the field of study and the institution the applicant is registered for/at.

Deadline and selection process

Applications are set to close on the 30th of April 2024. Once the application period closes, a selection committee will review all applications and select candidates based on academic merit, financial need, and alignment with Shoprite's values and objectives. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for interviews or additional assessments as part of the selection process. Additionally, shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 30 days of the application deadline – if you do not receive any feedback at the end of the 30 days, it unfortunately means your application was unsuccessful.

If you have any enquiries, you can email

The Shoprite Bursary Program represents a significant investment in the future of South Africa by empowering talented individuals to pursue their academic and career aspirations. By providing financial assistance and other support, Shoprite aims to create opportunities for success and contribute to the development of skilled professionals in various fields. As the 2024 application cycle opens, eligible students are encouraged to seize this opportunity to apply and embark on a journey toward a brighter future with the support of Shoprite.


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