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Working Holiday Programme

The Working Holiday Programme is an initiative by the Irish and Japanese Governments and enables young Japanese people to take extended holidays in Ireland for up to a year, and to work to supplement their travel.

The aim of the scheme is to give Japanese people the opportunity to experience the culture, landscape and people of Ireland while being able to work and study English.


また、必要書類に大きな変更はありませんが、申請書のメール送付先アドレスや書類提出先が変わりますのでご注意ください。初めに、下記申請書をダウンロードし必要事項を記載後、添付ファイルにて 「申請のご案内」に掲載しているE-mailアドレス へ送信願います。


How to make an application in Japanese 申請のご案内(和文)

How to make an application in English 申請のご案内(英文)

Application Form 申請書 *最終頁に和訳付

Working Holiday Guide  ワーキングホリデーガイド

FAQ よくある質問 

2017 Application Dates

First application period (for applicants that wish to travel to Ireland before 31st of AUGUST 2017):
Friday 20th of JANUARY 2017 to Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Second application period (for applicants that wish to travel to Ireland after 31st of AUGUST and before 31st of OCTOBER 2017):
Thursday 15th to 30th of JUNE 2017

Third application period (for applicants that wish to travel to Ireland after 31st of OCTOBER and before 28th of FEBRUARY):
Tuesday 15th to Thursday 31st of AUGUST 2017.


第1回申請受付期間は、2017年1月20日(金)~ 2月8日(水)です。こちらは、2017年8月31日以前の渡航予定の方が対象です。


第3回申請受付期間は、2017年8月15日(火)~ 31日(木)です。こちらは、2017年10月31日以降2018年2月28日以前の渡航予定の方が対象です。