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Dr Hugh Clarke, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, and Dr Sakuko Matsui, former Associate Professor, University of Sydney, to receive Imperial Decorations

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2017 MEXT Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) offers undergraduate and research scholarships to Australian Citizens who wish to study at Japanese universities.
For MEXT scholarship application forms and guidelines please visit the Embassy of Japan in Australia Homepage.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 15 June 2016

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Sogetsu School Ikebana Exhibition

On 9 April, an exhibition by the Sogetsu school of ikebana was opened in the Royal Botanic Garden. It is the seventeenth time the exhibition has been held in the gardens and it runs until 17 April as one of the events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.

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Announcement of the Application for the 10th International MANGA Award

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the International MANGA Award in 2007 for the purpose of expanding international exchange and mutual understanding through the MANGA culture which is widely accepted around the world. This award honors the MANGA artists who are contributing to the development of MANGA culture in the world

The Application period for the Tenth International MANGA Award is from
April 1st 2016 to June 17th 2016

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Port of call of the Japanese Antarctic research icebreaker ‘Shirase’ in Sydney

The Japanese icebreaker ‘Shirase’ (Captain Hisanobu Ohga), carrying the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE), arrived in Sydney on March 24 for the first time in two years on its way from Showa Station in Antarctica back to Japan. At a reception held onboard on the evening of March 24, the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Mr Masato Takaoka, in his speech, touched upon the Shirase’s shared history with Australia.

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Important Notice of Visa Applications

Due to the recent increase in the numbers of visa applications, application periods have been introduced for all the short term stay visas, depending on the departure dates from Sydney. These restrictions are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”

Application Periods

All the short term stay visa applicants must apply during the certain application periods depending on your departure day from Sydney.

Please check the dates below:


*Applications made outside the application periods will not be accepted. Please double check the application periods.

*For security reasons, the visa counter may be closed earlier if there are large numbers of visa applicants.

*For security reasons, numbered tickets may be distributed to applicants before office hours. In that case, a notice will be put on our website, so please check it beforehand.

*The application periods above are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants, and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”.

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