skip to Main Content

External Opportunities

This is a list of grants, study programs and similar opportunities offered by external organisations:

Arts & Culture

Australia Council of the Arts

  • Asia in Australia
  • Visual Arts Travel Fund
  • Creative Partnerships with Asia

Australia-Japan Foundation

  • Grant Programs

Japan International Manga Award

  • International competition for manga artists worldwide

Japanese Film Database

  • Catalogue of over 4000 Japanese films in English and Japanese

Performing Arts Network Japan

  • Promoting international exchange in the performing arts

TPAM (formally Tokyo Performing Arts Market)

  • Platform for a wide range of performing arts activities across Asia

Wochi Kochi Magazine

  • Magazine focused oncross-cultural exchange between Japan and other countries

Arts Residencies


  • Online Database of Artist-in-Residence Programs in Japan

Akiyoshidai International Art Village

  • Residence Artists Program


  • Arts Residency Program

Australia House

  • Artist-in-Residence

Japan Image Council (JAPIC)

  • Animation Artist in Residence

Japanese Studies & Japan-related Research

Australia-Japan Foundation

  • Grant programs

Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships

  • Japanese Program

Hakuho Foundation

  • Japanese Research Fellowship

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation

  • Scholarship for Foreign Students (Postgraduate study)

Hosei International Fund

  • Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program

International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)

  • Visiting Research Scholar Program
  • Fellowship programs

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho)

  • Undergraduate
  • Research
  • Japanese studies

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho), New Zealand

  • Graduate research
  • Undergraduate
  • Japanese studies

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  • Postdoctoral fellowships for foreign researchers


  • International students in Japan
  • Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship
  • Student exchange support programs

New Colombo Plan (Australian Government)

  • Scholarship Program

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation

  • Undergraduate Course Scholarship
  • Master Course Scholarship
  • Doctoral Course Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad

Suntory Foundation

  • Support for overseas publications

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation

  • Research grants

The National Museum of Japanese History

  • Visiting Scholars Program

The University of Tokyo, School of Engineering

  • Special Graduate Program in Resilience Engineering
  • MEXT Scholarship by Embassy Recommendation

Walter Mangold Trust Fund

  • Study abroad scholarships

Teacher Resources

Japanese Classroom Resources

  • A collection of resources for teaching Japanese

Teacher Training

Hakuho Foundation

  • Teacher training in Japan

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho)

  • Teacher training

University of Tasmania (UTAS) Asia Institute

  • Grants & awards (residents of Tasmania only)

Sister School Program

CLAIR Japan Local Government Centre

  • Sister school exchange

Student Exchange

AFS Intercultural Programs, Australia

  • Student exchange
  • Short programs

AFS Intercultural Programs, New Zealand

  • Student exchange
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Ministry of Education Language Immersion Awards


  • Student exchange

Australia-Japan Society of Victoria

  • Scholarship program
  • Cultural exchange

Hakuho Foundation

  • Japan Experience Program

Endeavour Mobility Grants (Australian Government)

  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program (STMP)
  • Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program (ECKSEP)
  • Asia Postgraduate Program (Asia Postgrad)

Japan Association for the Promotion of English for Children

  • Cultural exchange in Japan for 10-16 year olds

Kamenori Foundation

  • Student exchange programs

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Scholarships

  • Scholarship program

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

  • Student exchange programs


  • Student exchange programs


Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program

  • Homestay program (only organisations eligible to apply)

KANSAI OSAKA 21st Century Association

  • The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund

University of Tasmania (UTAS) Asia Institute

  • Grants & awards (residents of Tasmania only)
  • Asia Institute Asia Award for Students

Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Take a look at funding opportunities offered by The Japan Foundation.

Back To Top