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  • Locations: Kobe, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer School
  • Restrictions: Only Study Overseas applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Budget Sheets: Summer School
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Number of Units' Credit: 03
Click here for a definition of this term Study Areas: Health Sciences Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences Funded Places Available: No
Program Description:
Nursing: Japan 2020
This two-week study tour will provide ten third year Bachelor of Nursing students the opportunity to participate in and to visit Nursing academic and clinical facilities in Kobe, Japan.
Studying in Japan is an amazing experience that will expose you to a dynamic culture and vibrant people. While nursing in Japan has many similarities to Australia, you will gain insights into topics such as mental health and an ageing population in an Asian context. The Japanese health system is modern and sophisticated and has particular expertise in disaster response and acute trauma.
You will experience bustling cities punctuated by beautiful gardens and parks, ancient culture, and diverse food and drink. During the program you will experience the Japanese hospital system first-hand, see how local Nursing students learn, and understand typical Japanese home life first-hand through your homestay experience.


Information Session

To find out more about this study tour, please note that an information session is being held on 19 August 2019 from 9am – 10am in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, North Terrace GO30.


The program runs from 17 February to 28 February, 2020.

The advertised dates of this program are indicative only and may be subject to change. The Faculty governing this study tour will confirm exact program dates once students have been selected for the program.

A compulsory pre-departure session will be held on 9 December 2019, 9am-11am in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, North Terrace, level 3, Room 3066.


The program fee for this study tour is approximately AU$1,800. Follow the link to the program fee cost breakdown.

This pricing is indicative only and subject to change. Final costs, and information on the cancellation and refund policy can be found when making payment on the Online Shop managed by your School.
Successful applicants will be required to pay an AU$250 deposit to secure their place. The organisation and payment of travel to Japan is the responsibility of individual students. Accommodation will include homestay with Japanese families, organised by Hyogo University.

The program fee does not cover transfers, meals except in homestay, airfares, tourist activities and general expenses. Please note, overall costs for students will vary according to your lifestyle and budget.

Students must enrol into the following course NURSING 3007OL - Nursing in an International Context and the usual tuition fees do apply in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.

Financial Assistance

Eligible students may access up to AU$8,149 from an OS-HELP loan. Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive OS-HELP and how to apply. Please note that OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once processed, it can take 3-4 weeks for students to receive the funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria*

This program is designed for Nursing students in their third year of study, enrolled in ‘Nursing in an International Context’. Selections for this program will be made on the basis of your answers to the application questionnaires, your GPA, and your University engagement.

*Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee you a place on the tour. Students will be selected by a panel of faculty, academic and school staff.
Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcripts at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is limited to ten students. Selection for this tour will be made based on a combination of GPA and responses to the ‘About Me’ questionnaire within the GLAS application.

  • A panel will shortlist applicants based on a combination of GPA and application responses.
  • The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • After the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.
  • Students will be required to pay an AU$500 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Application and Deadlines
  • Check eligibility against criteria above
  • Students can apply for up to two study tours, but will only be selected for one. Separate applications will need to be made for each study tour.
  • If you are applying for two study tours which are scheduled on the same dates (for example Germany and Canada), you will need to email Study Overseas notifying them, as they will have to enable this on your GLAS profile before you can submit both applications.
  • Dependent on high demand, you may be offered a place on a study tour that you did not apply for.
  • Begin your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’ above before the deadline of 2nd September 2019. 
  • Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:
    • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About Me’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
    • Applicant’s GPA
    • Relevant courses that the applicant has already completed (as specified on the applicant’s University transcript)

More Information
For more information about this program, please contact Ms Melissa Arnold-Chamney at the Adelaide Nursing School.

For more information about applications and administration of this program, please contact Study Overseas.
For other inquiries, please contact

Please read the Program Description for how to apply.