The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP)

University of TokyoThe University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP) is a:

  • is a six week summer program for academically motivated undergraduate students.
  • provides hands-on research internship opportunities in the fields of natural sciences and social sciences.

UTSIP provides a hands-on research internship program in the fields of Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Materials Sciences, Sustainability Sciences, and among others.All participants are assigned to a laboratory in which he/she is interested to work and will conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty member or senior graduate students. Participants also experience Japanese culture and world-leading Japanese technology through weekend events and a field trip.

Who can apply: Participants must have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework by the start of the UTSIP program. Final and second year students can apply. Everything will be offered in English.

Research Areas: Information Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Studies,  International Studies, Materials Sciences, Sustainability Sciences, and among others. More details here.

Number of Internships: 30.

Location: Kashiwa, Japan.

Duration: 6 weeks in summer 2017. UTSIP Kashiwa will offer two different programs: June 5 to July 14, 2017 and June 26 to August 4, 2017.

Stipend: Scholarship, 110,000 JPY for living expenses in Japan + Air ticket, max. of 50,000 JPY (A maximum of 50,000 JPY will be provided to help cover the costs of a return ticket from your home country to Japan. Airline ticket costs that exceed this amount will have to be covered by the participants themselves.)

Accommodation will be provided at student dormitories or lodges affiliated with the University of Tokyo. Accommodation costs will be covered by the University as well. You will be reimbursed after your arrival in Japan.

For more details, visit UTSIP’s website.

The last date to apply this year is February 9, 2017.

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