Sir Robert Jones Scholarship for Female Refugees in New Zealand

Sir Robert Jones Scholarship for Female Refugees in New Zealand
Field of Study: All subjects
Country of scholarship: New Zealand
Country of Citizenship: refugee

The Sir Robert Jones’ Refugee Daughters’ Scholarship aids young women from refugee backgrounds who are residents of New Zealand in finishing a university degree or other higher-education qualification at one of our authorised partner universities.

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ), the premier mental health and well-being service for residents of New Zealand with refugee origins, coordinates and manages the scholarship application and selection process.

The scholarship is intended for young women who wish to pursue a postsecondary degree but are unable to do so due to personal or financial hardship. If the student attends a school away from home, the full cost of tuition and two years of housing in a dorm are covered.

Deadline: July 7, 2023

Authorised Universities

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University of Otago
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Waikato


Young women from refugee backgrounds who:

– Are 18 to 25 years old.

– Are a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand. 

– Have already enrolled in a New Zealand university or tertiary institution.

– Are experiencing financial and/or personal hardship.

Required Documents 

  • New Zealand immigration document confirming refugee- background status.
  • Proof of NZ permanent residency or citizenship.
  • School or university academic records for 2021 and 2022.
  • University results for semester one 2023.
  • 2023 letter from New Zealand’s StudyLink agency confirming your student allowance.
  • An academic reference, preferably written by a lecturer or tutor.
  • A character reference, written by a respected person in the community.
  • An application letter, written by you, briefly describing your personal and academic journey, stating your goals and aspirations, your financial and/or personal hardship circumstances, and why you should be granted this scholarship.

For Application and Enquiries

Complete the online application form.

Enquiries should be addressed to: [email protected]


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