Japanese Government Exchange Programmes & Scholarships - 2019 & 2020

Japanese Government Exchange Programmes & Scholarships - 2019 & 2020

Published: 23 May 2019

The Japanese government has various exchange programmes and scholarships for students interested in studying and working in Japan:

  1. The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) enables students to work and be involved in foreign language education at Japan's local government offices, boards of education, and schools. Applications for the 2020 JET Programme will open in September 2019.
  2. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has scholarships to enable students to study in Japan. The deadlines for the Undergraduate and Research categories are 11 June 2019.
  3. The Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) is an exchange program where students have school visits and home stays to deepen their understanding of Japan. Applications for the 2019 JENESYS programme will open later in the year.
  4. The Ship for World Youth (SWY) Leaders programme prepares young global leaders to work and thrive in a globalised world of diverse communities. Students can register their interest here for the 2020 SWY programme.

    For further information on eligibility, please refer to each programme's and scholarship's websites in the More Information section below.


    Students should apply directly to these initiatives via their websites by the given deadlines.

    If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentFor more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.


    Risk assessment

    All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

    Before departure

    All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

    More information

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