TFG Data Science and Leadership Fellowship

The Data Science and Leadership Fellowship for Young South Africans, supported by TFG

(The Foschini Group)

At TFG, we believe that data scientists are key to making informed decisions for a better world. Critically, they hold the key to solving some of the most pressing challenges facing our country. Harvesting insights contained within big data, they can help to focus scarce resources where they are needed most, and at precisely the right scale.

Data is also key to modern business, and even more so for a leading omni-channel retailer like TFG. Our vision, to create the most remarkable omni-channel experiences for our customers, is enabled by mining data for the sharpest, most relevant insights, and the ability to assimilate and interpret a multitude of data points in a complex, ever-changing environment.

About TFG

With 30 leading fashion and homeware brands, more than 4 300 outlets in 24 countries on five continents, more than 27 million loyalty members, 16 million social media followers and formidable e-commerce capabilities, TFG is the retailer for tomorrow.

Whether it is developing the skills of the future, growing desperately needed employment, or designing fashion that connects people with their passion, TFG is investing in the future, today.

We have established the Data Science and Leadership Fellowship for Young South Africans to accelerate the development of one of the most scarce and critical skills. We want to build a pipeline of data specialists for our business and our country.

    Selection criteria

    The Data Science and Leadership Fellowship will fund the first and second year of study towards either a research or coursework Masters Degree in Data Science, across five designated Tier One South African public institutions of higher learning. Successful candidates will be selected based on academic excellence, and high levels of innovation, creativity and leadership.

    The Fellowship is open to all South Africans although preference will be given to under-represented groups. 

    Study field

    Research or coursework Masters Degrees in Data Science or related qualifications. 

    What the Scholarship covers

    The Scholarship will cover tuition, living and meal allowances, equipment, and an event to be hosted at the TFG Head Office in Cape Town.

    How to apply

    Applications must be completed on StudyTrust’s online application platform – see Apply Here button below.

    Closing date

    • Application Season: 01 May to 15 November.
    • Please carefully read the instructions on our Bursary Applications page before beginning your application.
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