How to Apply

Applications for 2022 scholarships are now closed.

To be awarded a 2023 scholarship, an application and interview process is held in 2022 and the scholarship commences in 2023.

Please review the following pages on this website prior to applying: 

Once you have reviewed these pages, please proceed to the "Apply Now" section via the homepage to download the application form.


  • A level of access that no other scholarship program has, with our approachable, global network

  • See leading and innovative businesses and identify new best practices and ideas

  • Building capacity in agriculture is more important than ever with COVID19 restrictions and trade tensions

  • Forge connections with the global alumni network – 485 Scholars in Australia and 1,800 worldwide

  • Nuffield Scholars have been "bringing the world home" for 70 years

The Nuffield program opens doors to exciting and rewarding experiences. Whether it’s walking the halls of Westminster or Washington DC, or touring a leading wheat and maize research facility in Mexico, a scholarship presents a career defining opportunity.

As a Scholar you will:

  • Research a topic to add value to the Australian primary industry sector

  • Join a global network of 1,800 Scholars, who have enjoyed this unique experience

  • Become a member of Nuffield to promote primary industries and issues

  • Have access to international businesses and individuals not otherwise reachable



Nuffield Scholars have achieved distinction in many fields. Proof of both the calibre of those selected and the effect and value of the scholarships are such that many have gone on to an extraordinary range of positions. Scholars have become Federal and State Politicians, Chairs and Members of national and regional commodity boards. Many have made a significant impact at a regional and local level, both in community affairs and in farm management. Others have developed careers as advisers and managers both in Australia and overseas.

In every case Scholars attribute a proportion of the responsibility for their later career success to the scholarship and continuing friendships and associations that follow. The learning process continues for life.

Life as a Scholar

Nuffield Scholars are part of a select group of innovative, free thinking people. After study, scholars produce a written report and communicate new knowledge and experiences to others in the industry. Association with the program won’t end when the scholarship concludes. Scholars are scholars for life. There is on-going communication with the alumni, state and national events and conferences and opportunities to apply and be supported through additional courses.