Call: host inward mission from Japanese universities


Type Call
Key dates

Apply by: Monday 24 October 2016

Dates of the inward mission: between Monday 30 January and Friday 3 February 2017

Eligibility UK universities or higher/further education colleges that can demonstrate case studies on engagement with the London 2012 Games. 

We are looking for higher education institutions to host a delegation of 10 to 15 staff from Japanese Higher Education institutions to visit UK counterparts with the specific aim to learn how HE institutions can become engaged with the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo in 2020, and Japanese HE institutions are expected to get involved and contribute to the success of the Games in various ways. This mission aims to provide Japanese HE institutions with opportunities to learn about UK HE institutions’ successful involvement in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, its impact on their institutions and society, and the legacies of the Games.

We also expect participating institutions in the UK and Japan to identify common interests in opportunities related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games through discussions, which would lead to the development of new or enhanced partnerships between them.

How to apply

Please read the invitation to tender and complete the on-line form below by Monday 24 October 2016. We will notify you of the selection results by the end of October. 

Cancellation: please note that the British Council may cancel the mission if there are not enough Japanese participants. In such case, we will inform the selected institution of the cancellation by Friday 13 January 2016.


Yuji Saito
 Project Manager (Education) 
British Council Japan