Refugee Study Awards

Awards: Two awards of $3000
Open:1 March to 15 April 2020
Awards advised: Mid-June 2020
Awards-made: July and August 2020

Purpose of the awards
The Refugee Study Awards are for women who are studying for a New Zealand tertiary qualification, and who have not been through the New Zealand school system. The awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses


Eligibility criteria                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To apply for a Refugee Study Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification
  • Is studying at diploma or degree (NZQA level 5 or above)
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand
  • Provides evidence of having arrived in New Zealand as a refugee- ID card or NZ Immigration Service refugee travel document
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Award

One of these awards is sponsored by Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust and preference will be given to applicatants from Manawatu. The other award is sponsored by the Second Chance Group in Wellington and preference will be given to applicants from the greater Wellington region. Applications are welcome from women who are eligible from across the country.

How to apply for an award

If you are eligible for this award please complete the online application form under Specific Purpose Awards.