Scholarships for students from refugee backgrounds

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship - School Leavers

A Scholarship to support students who have achieved academically but are experiencing hardships that potentially limit their opportunities or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances. Up to $20,000 paid over three years.

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship - Pathway Programme Students

A Scholarship to support students currently enrolled in an approved University of Auckland pathway programme who have achieved academically but who are experiencing hardships that potentially limit their opportunities or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances. Up to $20,000 paid over three years.

University of Auckland Scholarship for Students from Refugee Backgrounds

A Scholarship of up to $5,000 to assist first year students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who come from a refugee background.

360 International Award for Equity Students

A $6,000 Award to provide support to University of Auckland students who are part of the University’s equity groups while on an approved student exchange.

Chew Liong Kim & Tan Chee Chin Scholarship

An $8,000 Scholarship to support an international or domestic student enrolling in the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate degree who has achieved academically but who is experiencing hardships or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances.

External scholarships

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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.

Applications for 2021 close on 12 July. For more information and to apply visit Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters' Scholarship.

Other scholarships, awards and prizes

Many other University of Auckland scholarships are available to students from refugee backgrounds. Search our comprehensive database for an up-to-date list of all the scholarships and awards open to future and current University of Auckland students.