Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships is a unique program that awards primary producers with a life-changing scholarship to travel overseas and study an agricultural topic of choice.

Nuffield has been selecting primary producers for 70 years and it is the leading program for primary producers in Australia.

Scholars are selected annually on merit as people who are committed and passionate about farming or fishing, are at the leading edge of technology uptake and potential future leaders in the industry.


We encourage you to apply!

To be awarded a 2021 scholarship, an application and interview process is held in 2020 and the scholarship commences in 2021.

Become a

Nuffield Scholar

Applications are now open for the 2021 program.

We urge young farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to prepare your application now.


There are more than 20 Scholarships on offer, each valued at $30,000.

  • 2020 is a year of change that will impact global economies and change agricultural markets

  • There has never been a better time for proactive agriculturalists to consider a Nuffield Scholarships to understand the post-COVID world

  • Nuffield has been committed for 70 years to deliver valuable scholarships, particularly through periods of change

  • Nuffield’s global network is what sets the program apart, enabling scholars to learn firsthand how other businesses are tackling global issues and barriers

The Benefits

  • To research a topic that you believe will add value to the Australian agricultural industry.

  • Become a member of Nuffield to promote agriculture and related issues.

  • Become a member of a worldwide, unique network of more than 1,750 scholars, who have enjoyed the scholarship experience.

​Nuffield Scholars are part of a select group of innovative, free thinking people. After the study, scholars produce a written report and communicate the new knowledge and experience to others in the industry.

Nuffield Scholars are scholars for life. There is on-going communication with our alumni, plus events, workshops and the chance to be involved in additional learning opportunities.







The Scholarships are open to men and women, who are:

1. Between 28-45 years of age. (Please note that exceptional candidates outside this age range will be considered);

2. Ordinarily a resident of Australia;

3. Engaged in farming, horticulture, fishing or associated industries; and

4. Intending to remain involved in food and fibre industries in Australia.


Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarship program open on Monday 29 June and close on 11 September 2020.


Nuffield is urging young farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to consider applying. This year, there will be more than 25 Nuffield Scholarships on offer, each valued at $30,000. 


  1. Review all pages under the “How to Apply” section of the website to understand the scholarship commitments.

  2. Proceed to the “Apply Now” section and register interest to download the application form.

  3. Save the application form questions and prepare all responses.

  4. Proceed to the online form and submit all responses before 11-September 2020.

©2020 by Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

Address: PO Box 495, Kyogle, New South Wales 2474

Ph: 0406761798 E:

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