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Prime Minister's Education Assistance Program for Japan

The Prime Minister's Education Assistance Program for Japan has been established to provide assistance for education exchange in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. The program will provide opportunities for two way, short-term exchange between Australia and affected areas of Japan.(including Tokyo). It is designed to provide opportunities for students, academics, researchers and professionals in Australia to travel to the affected areas of Japan to study or to continue or enhance their collaboration in education with their partner institutions, and vice versa.

The objectives of the program are to support the educational rebuilding and continued education growth of Japan's affected areas, and to encourage enhanced collaboration and partnership between Australian and Japanese institutions.


Participation in the program is open to:

  • Students
  • Academics
  • Researchers; and
  • Professionals

who are travelling from, or to the affected areas in Japan on educational exchange.

Selection Criteria

Applications for funding under the program from eligible participants will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

  • Involves exchange to or from the affected areas in Japan.
  • Extent to which the exchange contributes towards the objectives of the Program.
  • Anticipated benefits to those involved in the educational exchange.
  • Has clearly articulated objectives that will be met through the proposed exchange and represents value-for-money.

How to Apply

Applications are now open for students and staff seeking financial support for an exchange occurring in 2011, 2012 or early 2013.

Further information may be obtained from the forms section of this page or by contacting Louisa.Connors@newcastle.edu.au.