AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students studying an agriculture-related degree or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors which align to agriculture.


In partnership with industry sponsors, the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university by providing:

  • a bursary of $5000 per year for the first two years of your 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

The 2018 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship brochure contains further information on recent changes to the program, and the benefits students receive.

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To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time 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.

IN ADDITION, in 2018 there are three additional and unique scholarships on offer, targeting students in their final two years of study within a financial services discipline with a keen interest in agriculture. This scholarship is known as the 2018 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship, sponsored by Westpac. The application process and benefits remain the same for this scholarship.

Suitable degrees include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Rural Science
  • Livestock/Animal Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Plant Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Food Security
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture
  • If applying for the Westpac scholarship, suitable degrees included banking or financial planning disciplines

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.

Recipients will be required to attend the workshop (held in the first week of July in 2018), and complete two weeks of work placement each year of the scholarship. Reasonable costs associated with these activities are covered by the program.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship open on Monday, 8 January 2018.

To apply for the scholarship, students must personally complete the online application form, which will be live on this website from 9.00am Monday, 8 January 2018. Applications close at 5.00pm AEDT, Friday 23 February 2018.

Before beginning the application process, applicants must read the AgriFutures 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 will be required to agree to these terms as part of the online application.

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 students will be notified in May.

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Related Resources


Meet our past and present Horizon Scholars and find out why they have chosen to pursue a career in agriculture.

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Horizon Scholars videos

Horizon Scholar, Matt Rogan - Why I love ag (studying BAg at UQ, sponsored by Sugar Research Australia)

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Horizon Scholars videos

Horizon Scholar, Georgia Campbell - Why I love ag (Uni of Sydney, sponsored by Grains RDC)

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Horizon Scholars videos

Horizon Scholar, Jordy Kitschke (studying Agricultural Science at Adelaide Uni, sponsored by GRDC)

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