Japan
study grants


Applications are not currently open. The next application round is expected to open late 2018/early 2019.

About the grants

Our Study Grants to Japan are currently available to both individuals and to schools for use towards study tours.

The Foundation's Japan grants are designed to:

  • encourage students to participate in exchanges to Japan
  • increase linkages between New Zealand and Japan
  • contribute to students' academic programme.

Grants for students

These are for senior secondary and undergraduate students in New Zealand who have been accepted on exchange programmes to Japan.

The $1000 grants, which are kindly funded by Nakashimato Co Ltd, are a contribution towards study costs.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Study Grant to Japan, individual applicants must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled in a secondary school or an undergraduate degree programme in New Zealand
  • be aged between 16 and 25 at the time of study
  • have been accepted by both their home and destination institutions into an exchange programme lasting three months or more
  • have completed, at a minimum, NCEA Level 1 Japanese or one semester of full-time tertiary study including Japanese language
  • have a good academic record
  • have a demonstrated interest in learning or developing their Japanese language skills and increasing their understanding of Japanese culture
  • be unable to meet the total costs of the visit due financial hardship.

Students must be enrolled in a secondary school or undergraduate qualification at the time of application and throughout the period of study abroad.

Applicants must be participating in a formal exchange agreement/study tour between the destination and home institutions.

Selection criteria

Selection for individual applicants will be based on:

  • academic merit
  • goals for the visit and reasons for studying in Japan
  • demonstration of interpersonal and leadership skills (such as community service)
  • ability to adapt to different environments
  • interest in furthering relations between New Zealand and Asia.

Apply

Applications are not currently being accepted for this opportunity. The next application round is expected to open late 2018/early 2019.

School grants

These $4000 grants are for schools who are planning a study tour of two weeks or more and have a comprehensive itinerary with evidence of home stays and school visits.

The grants, which are also funded by Nakashimato Co Ltd., are a contribution towards the study tour costs of the school groups.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Study Grant to Japan, schools that apply must:

  • have a key staff member who is in our Educators Network (e.g. Principal, Head of Languages, Head of Social Sciences). To join our Educators Network, please register via our Education Newsletter.
  • offer Japanese Language as a senior subject.

Selection criteria

Selection for schools will be based on submitting a study tour plan with:

  • plenty of opportunities for communicating in Japanese
  • a strong cultural competency component
  • at least a two week duration
  • a home stay component
  • a school visit included.

Apply

Applications are not currently being accepted for this opportunity. The next application round is expected to open late 2018/early 2019.

Responsibilities

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard  for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Foundation grantees are expected provide reports on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia.