OIST Research Internship in Japan

Deadline: 15 April 2024
Open to: international applicants
Benefits: fully funded 

Description

The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through our Research Intern program in STEM fields. The duration of the internship is typically from 2 to 6 months. These short-term placements give students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique. Interns will work under the direction of a Professor and contribute to the research activities of OIST.

Internships may begin and end at any time during the year, with two application periods. For details about the application process and deadlines, please see the section “Apply to Research Internship.”

Benefits

OIST will provide the following support for successful applicants.

Internship Allowance

  • JPY 2,400 per working day (Non-taxable and weekends excluded)

Commuting Allowance

  • OIST Shuttle Bus Pass

Travel Expenses

  • One direct round-trip air ticket (travel date will be closest date to the term of placement)

Accommodation

  • Furnished apartment on or off campus

OIST will also assist in visa acquisition, insurance procedures, and local registration. This will only be provided for the student. Therefore, this does not pertain to the dependents and family members of the student.

Eligibility

Those eligible to apply for the OIST Research Internship Program include excellent students who are in the final 2 years of the undergraduate or Masters programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or graduates of such institutions. Currently enrolled students must have approval from their home institution. Academic background of applicants should be appropriate to their desired host unit(s) at OIST.

Research Interns who belong to a Japanese university/institution are required to prepare and bring their own insurances when accepted to the OIST Research Internship program. Acceptable insurances are the combination of Gakkensai and Gakkenbai, or other insurances with similar coverage.

How to apply? 

For more information please visit the official website.