Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters’ Scholarship

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 
  • 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

Key Dates

  • Applications for the 2021 academic year are now open.
  • The closing date for 2021 applications is Sunday, July 5.
  • Inquiries should be addressed to:

Important Information

A limited number of scholarships are available each year. Applications are first assessed according to the application criteria which are set by Robert Jones Holdings and their University partners.

Click here for full terms & conditions.

Past Recipients

Every year, RASNZ produced a yearbook featuring that year’s scholarship recipients. 

Click here to read their stories.

RASNZ relies on the compassion and generosity of people like you. Give the gift of wellbeing to refugees resettling in New Zealand.