Sir Robert Jones Scholarship for Refugee Women

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate)

Who: Refugee women pursuing university degrees

What: Full Scholarships + accommodation if university is away from hometown

When: 2019 – 2020

Where: Partner universities across the world

Program Length: Two to four years

Deadline to Apply: 12 August 2019

Citizenship: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia

Destination Countries: All Countries

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects


The Sir Robert Jones Scholarship assists young women from refugee backgrounds in completing a university degree or tertiary qualification from an approved partner university. This philanthropic gift is for young women who aspire to a tertiary qualification but are denied the opportunity because of family circumstances. Tuition fees are paid in full, with hostel accommodation paid for two years of study if the student attends a tertiary institution away from home.

Deadline: August 12, 2019


– Young women from refugee backgrounds.

– Aged 17 – 24 years.

– Evidence of University Entrance or qualification for admission to an approved tertiary course of study.

– A strong academic record over the last 3 years.

– Financial and/or personal hardship. (Proof of economic circumstances may be required).

– Extracurricular involvement and achievements.

– Personal characteristics – ability and commitment to succeed at tertiary level

How to apply

Complete the application form

Prepare the following document to attach with the form:

– Proof of status that you or your family are from a refugee background

– An official transcript of your most recent academic records

– A cover letter which informs us about your family background and personal story; why you are applying for this scholarship, your experience of tertiary level study and what you hope to do in the future

-Two written references – one academic reference and one character reference

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