The Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters’ Scholarship assists young women from refugee backgrounds to complete a university degree or tertiary qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Tuition fees will be paid in full through to degree attainment, subject to satisfactory progress being made each year towards completion of the degree. University hostel accommodation will be paid for two years of study if the student is required to attend a tertiary institution outside their home town.

Selection Criteria

Application and Selection Process

Applications for the 2020 academic year are open  from May 2019

Applications must be received by 12th August 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a panel made up of an academic, and representatives from Robt. Jones Holdings and Refugees as Survivors NZ

Interviews will be held in Auckland and Wellington in October 2019. Travel expenses for attending the interview will be paid if students must travel from out of town

Referees will be contacted as required


RASNZ facilitates and administers the application and selection process in collaboration with RJH Holdings

The scholarship must be taken up in the year for which it is awarded.

The scholarship is for full-time study only

Annual renewal of the scholarship is dependent on the student making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree in the specified time frame i.e. three to four years depending on the specific course of study

The scholarship may not be deferred or suspended during the tenure, except under exceptional circumstances

Application Process

The application form can be downloaded from the RASNZ website

Students must include the following documents


If you have any questions please contact:

Susan Hirst, Scholarship Coordinator