How to Apply for UJ W&RSETA Bursary 2024

The University of Johannesburg (UJ), in partnership with the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA), is offering an exciting opportunity for Master’s and PhD students in the fields of Retail Business Management, Retail Marketing, Wholesale and Retail, and Wholesale Business Development. This bursary programme aims to support students pursuing advanced studies at UJ, covering essential expenses to facilitate academic excellence and career development in the retail sector.

About the Bursary Provider – UJ and W&RSETA

The Department of Marketing Management at UJ is part of the College of Business and Economics, offering a diverse range of undergraduate degrees, diplomas, postgraduate degrees, and short courses in Marketing and Retail. This department is dedicated to fostering academic growth and industry-relevant skills among its students.

W&RSETA, a public organisation, plays a pivotal role in promoting skill development within the Wholesale and Retail sector through grants, bursaries, training, and learnerships. As a sponsor of the UJ Marketing programmes, W&RSETA collaborates with various companies like Clover, PPS, Juta, Primedia, and Van Schaik to support educational initiatives.

About the UJ W&RSETA Bursary Programme – Fields Covered

The UJ W&RSETA Bursary Programme for 2024 is open to Master’s and PhD students interested in advancing their studies in the following fields:

  • Retail Business Management
  • Retail Marketing
  • Wholesale and Retail
  • Wholesale Business Development

Expenses Covered

The bursary covers full annual study fees, as well as expenses related to data collection and language editing, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder academic progress.

Eligibility Requirements for the UJ W&RSETA Bursary

To qualify for the UJ W&RSETA Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be enrolled or intending to pursue Master’s or PhD studies in the specified fields at UJ
  • For Master’s degree applicants: Must have completed an Honours degree in Marketing or Retailing with a minimum of 60% for Research Methodology on NQF level 8 and an overall degree average of 60% or higher
  • For PhD degree applicants: Must have completed a Master’s degree in Marketing or Retailing with a minimum of 65% for your Master’s AND a minimum of 60% for Research Methodology on NQF level 8
  • Must have an approved Master’s or PhD proposal focusing on the preferred study areas
  • Must demonstrate a passion for the retail sector

How to Apply for the UJ W&RSETA Bursary

New Enrolments:

  1. Online Application: Visit the UJ Department of Marketing Management website to initiate your application.
  2. Application Procedure: Follow the detailed application procedure as outlined on the website and submit all required documents before the closing date.
  3. Approval and Submission: If your proposal is approved by the Department Research and Ethics Committee (DREC), email wrseta@uj.ac.za for further instructions on required supporting documents.
  4. Reference: In the application, indicate that you heard about the W&RSETA UJ Bursary from “www.mynewsroom.co.za“.

Current Master’s and PhD Students:

  1. Download Application Form: Access the W&RSETA UJ Bursary Application Form.
  2. Submission: Complete the application form and submit it, along with all necessary documents, via email to wrseta@uj.ac.za with “WRSETA Postgraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” as the subject line.
  3. Reference: Mention “www.mynewsroom.co.za” as your source of information about the W&RSETA UJ Bursary.

Closing Dates for the UJ W&RSETA Bursary

  • Current Master’s and PhD students: 31 July 2024
  • New Master’s and PhD enrolments: 31 October 2024

Applications submitted after these dates will not be considered, so ensure your application is submitted on time to be eligible for consideration.

Contact Information

For any queries regarding the UJ W&RSETA Bursary Programme, please contact:

Take advantage of this opportunity to advance your studies and career in the vibrant field of Retail and Wholesale Management with the UJ W&RSETA Bursary. Apply today and pave the way for a successful future in the retail sector.

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