Key information

  • Locations: Japan
  • Dates: November - December 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed)
  • Cost: TBC + airfares
  • Funding available: New Colombo Plan travel grants valued at A$3,000 and OS HELP Loans available for eligible students 
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate Animation, Games and Media students
  • Applications close: 31 August, 2023
  • Register your interest

Study tour overview

In this program, you will travel to Japan to engage in academic, industry and cultural experiences to learn about the country’s famous contribution to animation, games and pop culture.

During your visit, you will work with the tour leader and local staff to develop a creative response to your travels (a visual diary, plus game, animation, illustration or narrative according to your respective study area).

Highlights include:

  • On-campus lectures about historic and contemporary Japanese animation and games
  • Industry visits and presentations
  • Excursions to museums, temples, and other cultural sites

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan


The goal of this study tour is to expose students to the society, culture and industry practices of Japan in a games and animation context. It will greatly benefit students to be exposed to such aesthetic choices and development practices. With a focus on building education and industry connections, the tour is also extremely valuable in terms of graduate employability. 

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • In-country transport (where practical)
  • Entry into sites and activities mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel and medical insurance 
Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
  • International airfares
  • Academic unit fees
  • Visa (if required)
  • Personal expenses

* Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.


The following types of funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to $8,817 (as at 2023)
  • Limited New Colombo Plan scholarships valued at $3,000 AUD

Eligibility and selection criteria

Completion of 50 CP of Game and/or Animation related units by the end of Semester 2, 2023. Online application including a personal statement.

Information sessions

Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Alastair De Rozario
Study Tour Coordinator
+61 3 9214 6872

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Register your interest to join us on the Tokyo and Kyoto games and animation study tour and we'll get back to you with the next steps.