Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters’ Scholarship 2021

Applications will open in June 2021

The Sir Robert Jones Scholarship assists young women from refugee backgrounds to complete a university degree or tertiary qualification from an approved tertiary institution. 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 for full-time study and university hostel accommodation is paid for two years if the student attends a tertiary institution away from home.

Application Criteria

Young women from refugee backgrounds:

  • Aged 18 – 25 years
  • A permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand 
  • Already studying at a New Zealand university or tertiary institution
  • Financial and/or personal hardship
  • Ability to succeed
    – Evidence of a strong academic record
    – Evidence of potential and motivation to succeed at  university
  • Already studying towards a Foundation Course or a university level degree
  • Year 13 students are not eligible to apply as your first year of tertiary study will be free. See more details at feesfree.govt.nz

What You Will Need


You will require the following documentation for your application:

  • An immigration document/letter which confirms your/your parents’ refugee-background status
  • Your NZ permanent residency
  • Your academic records for the past three years
  • Your 2020 enrollments and results so far
  • A copy of your most recent student allowance payment
  • A written academic reference
  • A written character reference
  • Your letter of application

Enquiries should be addressed to: scholarships@rasnz.co.nz

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