2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship

Updated: 24 days ago
Deadline: 14 Jan 2022

2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship

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 final 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.

Scholarship Value: $5,000 per year + Professional development workshops + work placement

Length of Scholarship: 2 (two) Years

Number Available: Varies

Opening Date: 15 November 2021

Closing Date: 14 January 2022

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of Study2nd year; 3rd year; 4th/Final year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time

To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time in their last two years of an agriculture-related undergraduate degree at an Australian university with a maximum two-year gap between high school and tertiary study.

Our research shows that Horizon Scholars are typically two to three years ahead of other university graduates in terms of their career readiness and industry networks.

Previously, the Horizon Scholarship program was eligible to students that were in their first two years of tertiary studies. Now, the Horizon Scholarship is offered to students in their last years of study, to best connect students with industry networks and giving them this continued advantage when entering the workforce.

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
  • Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture

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

Recipients will be required to attend the workshop, and complete two weeks of work placement each year of the scholarship. Reasonable costs associated with these activities are covered by the program.

For further information, please visit the AgriFutures website.

For further information, please visit the AgriFutures website.

Monday, 15 November 2021 Applications open
Friday, 14 January 2022 Applications close
January – February 2022 Applications reviewed and shortlisted. A shortlist will be provided to sponsors for further review.
February 2022 Phone interviews with shortlisted students
March 2022 Successful students notified
April 2022 Announcement of 2022 Horizon Scholars
July 2022 2022 Horizon Workshop

Applications must be completed and submitted through the online application portal. In addition to the application questions, applicants must also provide a reference letter and a copy of their academic transcript. These can be attached to the application form and submitted online.

To apply please visit the AgriFutures website.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register. If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


AgriFutures Australia (formerly known as Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) are an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and represent the interests and aspirations of farmers and rural communities.

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