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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Winter School
  • Budget Sheets: Winter School
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of the Professions (Business and Economics)
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Asia Business

The Asia Business Study Tour offers a unique experience and perspective into conducting business in Asia. Visiting Japan and Singapore, two of the most powerful financial centres in the world, will provide students direct exposure to the challenges and opportunities of working in the global business environment.

This intensive tour will include a series of lectures held at our partner universities such as Ritsumeikan University in Japan and Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore as well as company visits. Utilising company visits and industry speakers, students will gain insights into international business relations, corporate governance and financial issues faced by corporations in Asia.



This program runs from Tuesday 7th July to Tuesday 21st July 2020.
Students will be expected to attend two compulsory sessions prior to commencement of the study tour. Dates will be advised in due course. 

Program Fee

The program fee for this study tour is AU$4,800. Follow the link to the program fee cost breakdown.

The program fee includes internal airfares only (Japan to Singapore), shared accommodation, some meals, land transfers and some sightseeing tours and entrance tickets into cultural sites. Students will need to cover any other additional expenses such as Flights to Japan (Tokyo), return flights to Adelaide from Singapore, transfer to and from Adelaide Airport, food and beverages and clothing. Any visas required are also to be organised by the students (visa fees are not included).

In addition to the study tour program fee, University of Adelaide tuition costs will be charged for the enrolled course (ACCTFIN 3501 or ACCTFIN 7501).

Financial Assistance
Eligible students may also access up to AUD$8,295 of funding from an OS-Help loan.

Please note that there will be a limited number of OS-Help Loans available in 2020, and some applicants may not be eligible for an OS-Help Loan. OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once approved, it can take 3-4 weeks for approved students to receive the funding.

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

Available to Professions UG & PG students studying a finance or accounting degree. A group of up to 20 students will be accepted to participate.
Students must have:
  • Completed at least one semester at the University
  • Enrolled into a finance and or accounting degree
  • Completed both CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance I and ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting I OR CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance (M) and ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts & Methods (M)
  • Credit average GPA of 4.5 or above (slightly lower GPA can be considered on case-by-case basis)
  • Space for 3 units of credit in their study plan (please ensure you check with your Program Adviser prior to submitting an application)

Selection criteria process

1. Students must fully complete their GLAS application online by answering all questions.
2. Students must attend a panel interview once shortlisted. Students will be assessed on their:
        a) interpersonal and cross cultural skills
        b) ability to work under pressure in a foreign environment
        c) ability to work autonomously as well as in a team setting
        d) leadership skills
3. If selected, students must attend a compulsory half or full day pre-departure briefing session and any other lectures prior to the departure as outlined by the academic in charge.
  • The Faculty of Professions 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 Professions has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.
  • Students will be required to pay a AUD$1,000 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Academic Credit

Once selected for the program, students must enrol in ACCTFIN 3501 or ACCTFIN 7501.

Please note that the usual tuition fees still apply for the enrolled course, in addition to the program fee.

Students selected for this program will receive 3 units of credit.

Application and Deadlines

Create your application by clicking 'Apply Now' before the deadline.
  • Applications will be accessed and accepted on a rolling basis up until Friday 28th February 2020. Places on tour may be filled before this time as the first round of interviews will be in February.
  • Final deadline for application submission: Friday 28th February 2020.

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)

Contact Information

For more information about the Asia Business Study Tour program, including academic and program content, please contact Celeste Kelly from the International Centre for Financial Services.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.