North Asia CAPE Japan Study Tour

The North Asia CAPE will offer fully-funded study tours for first-year students of Japanese language to experience first-hand the value of learning Japanese in country.

In 2019, 15 students will have the opportunity to travel to Ishikawa Prefecture to study Japanese language and culture. Learn more about the programme here: 

Are you eligible?

  • Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • Students must have taken at least one core course in Japanese at a first-year University level or JLPT N5 with grade above B+ or equivalent.
  • Available for travel between the 22 November and the 8 December. 

For more information click here

Read about the 2018 study tour to Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture

North Asia CAPE Māori and Kiva Business Scholarships

The North Asia CAPE Māori and Kiva Business Scholarships to Taipei have been described as "life changing" for many of those who have participated in this month-long immersion experience. Scholars are based at National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei City, devoting their time to learning Mandarin, establishing business networks, and exploring the many cultural, historical, and linguistic linkages between Māori and Pacific peoples and the indigenous people of the island of Taiwan.

Watch the video by and about the 2019 Maori and Kiva Business Scholars (3'16")

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Read more about the North Asia CAPE 2019 Māori and Kiva Business Scholars

Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business

In partnership with the University of Waikato, we are offering up to ten places for Māori students across all universities in Aotearoa to take part in the 2018 Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa mobility trip to Japan.

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to increase Māori business capability and awareness and improve Māori business engagement in Japan. The programme will provide the opportunity to connect with indigenous communities in Hokkaido as well as visit businesses in Tokyo.

The Programme will cover all international flights, accommodation, VISA and insurance associated costs.

The Programme inclusions are:

  • Orientation
  • International Visit
  • Presentation

Students are required to cover some meals and all domestic transfers.

Eligibility criteria

Māori business students across Aotearoa are invited to apply.

To be considered you must:

  • Be a full-time business student
  • Be in your final year of your undergraduate degree or higher
  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be able to meet travel requirements for international travel
  • Be available for all dates associated with the Programme
  • Be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential
  • Be willing to take and share photos/videos of your experience, and be available for follow up interviews in six and 12 months
  • Be committed to contributing to future programmes as a Tuakana (mentor).

How to apply

For more information and to apply, click here.


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