Students can apply for bursaries

Students seeking financial support for the 2017 academic year can still apply for their share of R20-million worth of bursaries from the Shoprite Group’s bursary programme.

Thebursaries are offered to both matriculants applying to higher education institutions in South Africa as well as students currently completing tertiary qualifications in programmes such as pharmacy, chartered accounting, logistics and industrial engineering, IT, hospitality,retailbusiness managementand professional cookery.

Candidates may qualify for a bursary of up to R70 000, depending on the course of study and institution,which allows for tuition, books and accommodation. Additionally, each of the bursaries is linked to work-back agreements with the Shoprite Group, giving students the boost they need to kick-start a career.

The retailer is looking to fill close to 300 study opportunities for the 2017 academic year.

Prospective students are urged to apply online at

There is no application deadline – the opportunities will be advertised on the website until they are all filled.

A new batch of bursaries for 2018 will become available in March.