University of Auckland Scholarship for Students from Refugee Backgrounds

A Scholarship of up to $7,000 to assist undergraduate students who come from a refugee background.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Any year of an undergraduate programme
Opening date: 3 October 2024
Closing date: 14 November 2024
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: Up to 10
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $7,000 each

The Scholarship was established in 2016 by funds received from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland alumni and friends.

The University recognises that students from refugee backgrounds are likely to experience barriers to accessing and succeeding at the University. The primary purpose of the Scholarship is to mitigate the economic barriers faced by students from refugee backgrounds so that they can access undergraduate study and the transformative potential of a tertiary qualification.     


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.

Help and support

You can find answers to your questions about scholarships, awards and prizes on the University's online help and support centre, AskAuckland.

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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.