Experienced Australian teachers are given the opportunity to conduct research on schooling in Japan at Japanese universities through the MEXT Teacher Training Students Scholarship. Course content varies with each institution but can include: educational administration (educational administration and finance, school management) educational methods (classroom teaching, learning system theory, curriculum, and educational assessment) specialised subject research…

An intensive two-month course in Japanese language and teaching methods.  This program is designed to provide foreign teachers of Japanese-language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching Japanese language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to cultivate their ability to understand other cultures. The program…

Training is provided to Japanese language teachers who are independently engaged in projects to resolve problems or challenges in developing teaching materials or curriculums so that they can improve their specialist knowledge and techniques in order to complete their projects. Applications as a team are accepted to accomplish certain projects. However, only three persons from…

This program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct fieldwork and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language. Two and six month courses are available.

Having run annually since 1979, the Australian Academy of Science’s Australia-Japan Bilateral Exchange Program gives a number of researchers the opportunity to collaborate with Japanese scientists from JSPS-affiliated institutes.  As this program aims for short-term, highly-focused visits, applicants are required to consult with host researchers in Japan to create a collaborative research project proposal to…

Commemorating 30 years of banking operations in Australia, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sydney University to ‘enhance understanding of, and deepen the relationship between the peoples of Australia and Japan’. This MoU led to the provisional running of a week-long internship program for six University of Sydney undergraduates…

Australian teachers with the Australia Education Union have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program to Shizuoka during the September school holidays (25 September – 4 October). The program includes: a three-night homestay with a member of the Shizuoka Teacher’s Union and their family a visit to the school of their host a meeting…