Shoprite bursary applications for the 2023 and 2023 academic years are now open, the retail group announced in a statement on Monday (6 February).
The group invited high-achieving students in South Africa’s higher education institutions to apply for the comprehensive bursaries, which cover tuition and on-campus accommodation.
“All bursary recipients are offered employment with the Group on completion of their studies,” Shoprite’s Senior Early Careers Specialist Lungile Koti said.
The group, which is the single largest employer in South Africa’s private sector, spent more than R16 million on its bursary programme in the previous financial year. This benefited 206 students.
“In 2022, for the second consecutive year, the retailer was awarded the Gradstar Students’ Choice Award for Retail Employer of Choice, an award voted for by students,” Shoprite said.
Shoprite bursary application
To start your Shoprite bursary application online, visit the group’s e-recruit page here and click on the applicable category. You will then view the specific course for which you can apply for a bursary. The page will also display other details such as location and closing date.
Click on your preferred course to see the number of bursaries available and requirements. Next, click “Apply” on the bottom right-hand corner of the page. You will then be required to log in or sign up to finalise your application.
Students can apply in the following categories:
- Food Science
- Information Technology
- Logistics and Supply Chain
- Retail Business Management
Shoprite bursary requirements
Shoprite bursary requirements vary according to the course you are studying. They include:
- A minimum aggregate of 60% or 65%, depending on the course.
- You must be a South African citizen.
- You must be 27 years old or younger.
- You must be in your first, second, third or fourth academic year, depending on the course.
Shoprite bursary 2023/2024 closing date
The closing date for Shoprite bursary 2023/2024 applications is 30 April 2023.
The group accepts online applications only and will not accept email applications. However, if you have queries, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to all the applicants!