The Horizon Scholarship supports the next generation of agricultural leaders who will take up the challenge of farming for the future.


In partnership with industry sponsors, the Horizon Scholarship is an AgriFutures Australia initiative supporting undergraduates studying an agriculture-related degree at university by providing:

  • a bursary of $5000 per year for the duration of their degree
  • professional development workshops
  • annual industry work placements aligned with the scholar’s areas of interest and their sponsor’s industry
  • opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events


To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled in their first year of an agriculture-related degree at an Australian university with a maximum two-year gap between high school and tertiary study. Related degrees include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Rural Science
  • Livestock/Animal Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Plant Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Food Security
  • degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) will also be considered where major studies and subject selections focus on agriculture

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school academic record.

Scholars will be required to attend the workshop (held in June or July) and complete two weeks of work placement each year of study. Reasonable costs associated with these activities are covered as part of the Scholarship.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018 Horizon Scholarship open in January 2018.

To apply for the Horizon Scholarship applicants must personally complete the online application form, which will be made live on this page in January.

Before beginning the application process, you must read the Horizon Scholarship terms and conditions. You are not required to sign this document as part of your application, but please note that by submitting an application, you agree to these terms.

Please email for any scholarship queries. Any enquiries should be made personally by the applicant.

Following a review of all written applications, short-listed applicants will participate in a phone interview with representatives from AgriFutures Australia and Horizon Scholarship sponsors, after which the successful applicants will be selected.

Successful Scholarship winners will be notified in May.


Debbie van der Rijt
Manager, Communications & Capacity Building
02 6923 6917