Course Timeline

Applications are now closed for 2021 Nuffield Scholarships. Register your interest here to get updates and notifications for the next intake.

Awards Function – WELLINGTON

Early November

Successful candidates to attend our Awards Function hosted by the Minister for Primary Industries at Parliament, followed by programme orientation sessions. Partners invited.

Briefing Days – WELLINGTON

Early December

Two-day briefing and preparation workshop with industry leaders to give you a clear insight into the current state of play in the New Zealand agrifood sector.

Contemporary Scholars Conference – Internationally Hosted

Early to mid March

Eight-day global conference, attended with around 70 other international Nuffield scholars, covering leadership and global agricultural themes with panel discussions and field trips.

Global Focus Programme

Two Intakes: March or June

Six-week tour undertaken with 8-10 other Nuffield scholars that covers five to six countries and up to four continents, looking at social, cultural, political and agricultural contexts, practices, strengths and challenges.

Mid Programme Conference Call

Late May

Review individual progress, potential issues and support services needed.

Individual Study and Travel

By own schedule

8-10 weeks of individual travel and research in area of personal interest. It can be undertaken anywhere in the world that is relevant to the topic.
Participants have access to the international leaders in agriculture and food industries.

Industry Insights Presentation – WELLINGTON

Early November

Presentation of global insights to date. Sharing experiences with the newly selected group.

Submit Report

End of February

Reports are submitted and reviewed by a Nuffield appointed reviewer. Any requested changes are then submitted as final report before being uploaded on the website and distributed to key stakeholders.

Final Workshop


Full review of the programme and evaluation of the core components. Scholars complete a personal leadership plan and identify key industry support networks. Scholars develop plans for delivering industry presentations and thought leadership forums.

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​