Australian Embassy
Tokyo
Japan

Study in Australia

Australia and Japan have a shared excellence when it comes to delivering high quality education and research. Building on that shared excellence, Japan and Australia have been strengthening ties between educational institutions through student exchange programs and research collaborations.

 

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Why study in Australia?

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students welcoming close to 500,000 international students in 2015. Australia offers international students an education with high standards of teaching and internationally accepted qualifications, and a society that is warm, and friendly. As the most internationalised higher education sector in the world, Australian graduates enter the workforce with international networks and skills.

Australia is well known for its high standard of teaching and excellence in education and research. To check if your institution is registered to offer courses to students studying in Australia on student visas and also for a list of courses please visit the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) webpage.

Find out more about studying in Australia with studyinaustralia.gov.au, the official Australian Government website for international students. It has information about courses, institutions and scholarships available to overseas students.

 

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships or awards available to help you to undertake study and research in Australia:

 

Australia-Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (AJERLEP)
AJERLEP is targeted at mid-career researchers of both countries, who are emerging leaders in the Science and Technology community, to undertake two weeks of institutional placements in agreed priority S&T areas.

 

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are granted by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and seek to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research. These scholarships bring top students from across the world to study and to undertake research at Australian institutions
 

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship The Endeavour Research Fellowship provides financial support for international postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an overseas Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field in Australia.
  • Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a half (2.5) years. Vocational education and training provides occupational or work-related knowledge and skills.
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship  The Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides financial support towards professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government.

 

Successful Research and Science Collaboration

 

Student stories

Aika Kobayashi
Hitotsubashi University // University of Melbourne
2013

Aika Kobayashi never expected to study abroad nut now volunteers to help people from developing countries living in Japan. With a new appreciation of the uniqueness of Japanese society, Aika agrees that studying in Australia has changed her life. Read more...

 

Maiko Kusakabe
Sagami Women’s University // Kaplan International College Manly, Milton College, and TAFE NSW
2010-2013

A combination of living and studying in Australia helped Maiko Kusakabe build her confidence as an English language speaker and land a great job as a student exchange officer. Read more...

 

FAQ

I want to study in Australia, how can I check the credibility of Institutions?
Australia is well known for its high standard of teaching and excellence in education and research. As a result Australia is the world’s fourth most popular study destination for international students. The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students webpage provides a list of all Australian education institutions that offer courses to students studying in Australia on student visas. You can consult this webpage to check if your institution is included and also for a list of courses available.

Find out more about studying in Australia with studyinaustralia.gov.au, the official Australian Government website for international students. It provides information about courses, institutions and scholarships available to overseas students.

 

Does the Australian Embassy Tokyo allow for study tours?
The Embassy does not run study tour programs for students or the general public. You can learn more about Australia through our publications.

The Australia Japan foundations “Experience Australia” kit is also available for loan. Please see their webpage for more details.

 

Does the Australian Government offer scholarships?
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are granted by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and seek to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and education. These scholarships bring top students from across the world to study at Australian institutions.

Read more about what’s on offer, the criteria and how to apply here.