Nuffield Australia is known as the country’s leading agricultural scholarship organisation.


It a unique program that awards primary producers with a life-changing scholarship to travel and study an agricultural topic of choice.

For 70 years, Nuffield Australia has built capacity for individual producers, their businesses and the agricultural industry more broadly.

Scholars are selected annually as people who are committed and passionate about farming or fishing, are at the leading edge of technology uptake and potential future leaders. Scholars continue to be involved with Nuffield after they complete their final reporting commitments and along with investors, make Nuffield one of the most influential agricultural networks in Australia.


Apply in 2021!

To be awarded a 2022 scholarship, an application and interview process is held in 2021 and the program commences in 2022. Applications will open for 2022 scholarships in Mid-May 2021..

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Become a

Nuffield Scholar

Applications are now closed for the 2021 program but will open again in Mid-May 2021 for the 2022 program.

We urge farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to consider applying next year.


There will be approximately 10-20 Scholarships on offer, each valued at $30,000.

  • It has been a year of change, impacting global economies and changing agricultural markets

  • There is no better time for proactive agriculturalists to consider a Nuffield Scholarship 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 1,800 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 those 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 have now closed. Applications for the 2022 program will open in Mid-May 2021.


Nuffield is urging farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to consider applying. Next year, there will be approximately 20 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. In 2021, proceed to the “Apply Now” section and register interest to download the application form.

©2021 by Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

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

Ph: 0402 453 299 E:

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