University of Auckland Scholarships for Students from Refugee Backgrounds

Related scholarships

On this page

What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 November 2022

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

Up to 5

Purpose of award

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.

Selection criteria

To be offered the Scholarship, candidates must be currently enrolled in Year 13 at a New Zealand Secondary School and intending to enrol full-time in a degree at the University of Auckland in the following year.
The Scholarship will be offered to students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand and come from a refugee background.

How do students 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.
Scholarship Page

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Chair of the Scholarships Committee (or nominee), the Pro Vice Chancellor (Equity) (or nominee) and one representative of Alumni Relations and Development.

History or background of award

The Scholarship was established in 2016 by funds received from the University of Auckland alumni and friends.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in November 2020.