Programme Overview Nuffield

Programme Overview

Following a competitive selection process, the chosen scholars embark on a unique global learning experience with opportunities for collaboration, networking and mentoring, to fast-track their global understanding, knowledge and leadership skills to the next level.

Scholarship Format

During the 12 month programme, scholars participate in three core components, two of which are organised by Nuffield International and the third being a scholar driven itinerary to complete individual research.

Mid to end of March

The CSC brings together the Nuffield scholars selected for that year from member and aligned countries. It is hosted in a different country each year.

It is a week-long international conference where scholars hear presentations from thought leaders on global agricultural challanges, attend panel discussions and complete a number of field trips to cement their learning.

Each year the CSC is held in a different country.

Two options: March or June start

The GFP is a six-week tour, undertaken with a group of 8-10 international Nuffield scholars from different countries.

The group travels to five or six countries, visiting three to four continents. This component is developed for impact and has an intensive itinerary of visits, meetings and experiences that lead to transformational personal growth.

The group is exploring the social, cultural, political and agricultural practices, strengths and challenges behind and beyond the farm gate.

By own schedule, undertaken internationally

The individual research programme includes 8-10 weeks of travel and research on a chosen topic/s spread over the Scholarship year.

Scholars have the freedom to choose their own field of study and the timing if their travel arrangements in completing their research and growing their international understanding.

The final research paper is delivered at the Nuffield New Zealand and Nuffield Australia conferences before presentations at industry events.


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