Japanese government grant for study tour to Japan 2024

Discover Japan with the MIRAI Program 2024!


Sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Iceland on behalf of the Japanese Government

Mirai-JapanAre you a university or graduate student eager to explore new horizons and forge international friendships? Here's your chance to embark on an unforgettable journey to Japan!

What is the MIRAI Program?

The title of the programme, “MIRAI,” means “future” in Japanese and is also an acronym based on the first letters of the following keywords, as indicated:
Mutual understanding, Intellectual Relations and Academic Exchange Initiative.

The MIRAI Program is an annual government-funded study tour to Japan. It invites groups of university and graduate students from Europe to experience the rich culture, advanced technology, and unique traditions of Japan.

Why Participate?
  • Cultural Exchange: Immerse yourself in Japan's rich history and vibrant modern culture.
  • Build Connections: Network with students from across Europe and Japan, fostering lasting friendships and professional relationships.
  • Professional Growth: Gain insights into Japan's innovative industries and educational institutions.
  • Fully Funded: All travel, accommodation, and program costs are covered by the Japanese government.
Program Highlights:
  • Cultural Immersion: Participate in traditional tea ceremonies, visit historical sites, and explore the art of Japanese craftsmanship.
  • Educational Visits: Tour leading universities and cutting-edge research facilities.
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage in discussions with Japanese students and professionals to build a basis for future cooperation.
How to Apply:

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to experience Japan firsthand and build a foundation for future collaboration and understanding between Japan and Europe.

Join the MIRAI Program 2024 and be a part of a transformative cultural exchange experience!

Applicants can apply for any of the following program themes, from which one finalist will be selected from Iceland.

  • Diplomacy and Security Policy: Nov 6-12, 2024
  • Economy and Business: Nov 6-12, 2024
  • Science and Technology: Dec 4-10, 2024
  • Environment and Green: Nov 6-12, 2024

Application deadline: July 10, 2024, at 1:00 am

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