Koha Refugee Award

A $10,000pa Award to support a student from a refugee background undertaking an undergraduate programme.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Undergraduate programme
Opening date: 11 January 2022
Closing date: 22 February 2022
Tenure: Up to three years
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: One-off
Value: Up to $10,000 pa (see Reg. 2)

The Award was established in 2021 and is funded by alumni and former staff of the University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Award is to mitigate the financial barriers faced by students from refugee backgrounds undertaking their first undergraduate programme or undertaking retraining or recertifying to resume a previous career.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.