Key information

Locations: Japan

Dates: TBC

Cost: TBC + airfares

Funding available: 14 x New Colombo Plan travel grants valued at A$3,500 and OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students 

Eligible students: Undergraduate Animation, Games and Media students

Applications close: TBC

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).

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. 


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

Eligibility and selection criteria

Completion of 50 CP of Game and/or Animation related units by the end of Semester 2, 2024. Online application including a personal statement.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

Program cost


  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • In-country transport (where practical)
  • Entry into sites and activities mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel and medical insurance


  • International airfares
  • Academic unit fees
  • Visa (if required)
  • Personal expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think.

New Colombo Mobility Grants

This program has a number of A$3,500 Australian Government New Colombo Plan Grants. These grants are available to Australian undergraduate students (with no citizenship or residency rights to Japan), who have not previously received an NCP short-term grant. Grants are allocated on a rolling basis and students are automatically considered for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 for study in Asia to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.  Plus, up to $1,263 to complete Asian language study in preparation for your placement in Asia. 

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Keen to apply? Applications are not yet open, but you can register your interest below and we will notify you when applications open.

Final deadline for applications: TBC
Register your interest
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.