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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
OS Help Available: Yes Program Type: Immersion Program
Scholarships Available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term New Colombo Plan Funded: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term GCP Points: 30
Program Description:


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$3,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Travel Grants available for eligible students.

Applications only accepted from invited students.
See Application Details for further details.

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New Colombo Plan Mitsui Immersion Program

Gain unique Insight of Japanese business culture

Applications are now open for the Mitsui Immersion Program, a sponsored two-week program for high-achieving students of Deakin University and Queensland University of Technology. Students, successful in the application process and interviews, will participate in an immersive program funded, in part, by the Australian Government’s prestigious New Colombo Plan, and hosted by Mitsui & Co., one of Japan’s leading multinational organisations.
Available to both Business and Law undergraduate students (Law students must have a Business elective available) this comprehensive program will explore Japan-Australia industry relations in a wide range of sectors. The program will provide participants with an unparalleled opportunity to gain insights in Japanese business etiquette, customs and culture through immersion in the highly successful Japanese company Mitsui & Co. through direct engagement with its employees, mentors and executives.
Students will visit and network with a number of private-sector organisations with trade connections to Australia, such as Toyota, Fujitsu, Kimitsu Steel Mill and others. During the program, students will participate in workshops, site visits and be challenged to solve real business problems, receiving guidance from mentors at Mitsui. The capstone of the program will see students presenting their findings to Mitsui executives during formal group presentations.
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Mitsui & Co. has generously offered to provide in-country financial support to cover all accommodation (13 nights; from Sunday 24 June till Friday 6 July for checking out on Saturday 7 July), transport to/from airport and site visits, opening and closing receptions, and entry fees for museums/site visits. Mitsui & Co. will provide staffing and access to their facilities for the duration of the program and will also kindly host pre-departure training and a 'Send-off Function' for students in Melbourne prior to departure.

Here is what a former participant Sam Merrylees had to say about the opportunity:
"The Mitsui Immersion Program was an enjoyable, enriching and challenging experience that I will never forget. Being afforded the opportunity work for a large multinational company in the biggest city in the world, was something I never imagined possible via university studies. The program has gifted me new knowledge, business insights and friendships. My global business experience has changed my outlook on business, the world and life in general for the greater good".

Dates:  24th June - 6th July 2018

Pre-departure orientation session/ Mitsui hosted function in Melbourne - date to be confirmed (likely to be week of Monday 18 June 2018)
In Japan, hotel check-in on Sunday 24 June, and check-out on Saturday 7 July 2018. Arrival back in Melbourne on Sunday 08 July 2018.




Location Profile

Location Profile
About Tokyotokyo 2

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The ‘Greater Tokyo Area’ is the largest metropolitan area in the world with over 30 million people living there. 

Average summer temperature is +25 Celsius.

About Japan 

Japan, also known as Nippon, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. 
A population exceeding 126 million people.

The two Japanese characters that make up Japan, means ‘sun’ and ‘origin’, which is why Japan has the nickname ‘Land of The Rising Sun’.

Credit Information

Credit Information

Academic CreditMitsui Immersion 2

Participating students must be eligible to enrol in the Business and Law, Work Integrated Learning unit;
MWL204 - Global Business Experience

You will be awarded 30 Global Citizenship Program points for completing this program. 

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding


All inclusions sponsored by Mitsui & Co. Travel Insurance by Deakin.

  • Cost of pre-departure functions
  • Transportation between Narita/Haneda Airport and the hotel near Mitsui office
  • Transportation for site visits included in the program
  • Accommodation for the duration of the program close to Mitsui office (Check-in Sunday 24th June / Check-out Saturday 7th July 2018)
  • Entries for museum etc. included in the program
  • Cost of the opening and closing receptions included in the program
  • Deakin Comprehensive Travel Insurance

  • Flights
  • Passport and associated travel documentation costs
  • Meals
  • Spending money
  • Costs associated with attending pre-departure reception in Melbourne
  • Transfers to/from Melbourne airport
  • Tuition fees
Flight Information
Successful students will be required to travel together on a return flight arranged by Deakin. The approximate cost is $1750 (subject to change).

This prestigious program has attracted New Colombo Plan funding from the Australian Government and successful students will receive a $3000 grant* to assist with associated travel costs, meals and spending money.
Most in-country costs for this program are covered by Mitsui such as accommodation, in country transport, some meals.

Successful students are expected to actively participate in providing the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with video testimonials and a blog, which will showcase the participants’ experiences before, during and after the project. The purpose of the testimonials and blogs is to capture the key outcomes of the program. These will be made available to the NCP Secretariat for curation and future promotion.

OS- HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $6,665.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy

Project Partner
Volunteering Project Partner

Mitsui & Co.Mitsui logo

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is one of the world's most diversified comprehensive trading, investment, and service companies.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Mitsui maintains a global network of 138 offices in 66 countries, as well as about 460 subsidiaries and associated companies world wide.



Application Details

Application Details

Selection CriteriaMitsui Immersion 3

Applicants must:
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for New Colombo Plan Funding, details can be found here
  • Have completed minimum of 8 credit points (2nd year or above)
  • Have achieved a WAM of 75 or higher
  • Provide a written statement of motivation addressing key selection criteria as part of their application.
  • Attend an interview panel in Melbourne in the week beginning 12 March 2018 (day and times to be confirmed) to be held at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC




This program is currently not accepting applications.