15 September, 2019  (Application open)

15 October, 2019. (Deadline for submission)



(Fully Funded)


OIST Research Internship Program in Japan -Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

The OIST Research Internship in Japan is offered by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST). Students or recent graduates from all over the world can apply for Japan Internship 2019.

These short-term placements as a Research Intern give a select few talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique. They work under the direction of a Professor at OIST and contribute to the research activities of OIST.

More Details

The Graduate University aims to train researchers who will play important roles in the international scientific community at leading scientific institutions in the public and private sectors. Accordingly, the program will make it a principle to recruit candidates with the potential and motivation to become leaders in scientific research on the international stage.

They seek interns who are highly motivated by the excitement and potential of the cutting-edge research that is possible at OIST, who have the curiosity and academic ability needed to excel in their chosen areas of study, and who have the capacity for independent research and original thinking. Successful applicants will also require proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English for advanced study in science, and the ability to interact effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Science
  • Technology

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Between 2 and 6 months, typically at least 10 to 12 weeks.

  • Application Period: Sept. 15 -Oct. 15
  • Approximate Date of Result Announcement: January
  • Desired Starting Date Range: Oct 2019- Mar 2020 or April 2020 – Sept. 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Those eligible to apply include students enrolled at graduate or undergraduate programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or recent graduates of such institutions.
  • Bachelor year 3 and 4 and master year 1 & 2 students are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Currently, enrolled students must have approval from their home institution.  If you are currently a student, please confirm with your institution.
  • OIST interns must agree to and follow the OIST agreement.  OIST agreement takes precedence over any other university agreement.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

 This paid summer internship will cover:

  • Travel Expenses
  • one simple direct roundtrip
  • Insurance
  • Visa support
  • On or off-campus housing accommodation
  • Commuting support
  • Allowance – 2,400 JPY per day (taxable)

How to Apply

First Step: Download this HANDY WORKSHEET to guide your preparation of the application, as you must enter all details and documents (as PDF files) in the application form at once to submit an application.  Please complete preparations of all required materials, then fill out and submit to apply for the program.

  • Curriculum Vitae Sheet – OIST CV SHEET
  • Personal Statement – STATEMENT SHEET
  • Academic Transcript –Upload a scan of your current academic transcript in PDF format. Unofficial partial transcripts are accepted for those who have not yet graduated.  Applicants should be among the top 25% of students.
  •  Recommendation Letter  from the Dean, Head of Department, or supervising professor of the program they are enrolled in. their automatically generated email may be filtered to junk or bulk mail, so in case of a delay, please notify him/ her to check beyond the inbox to insure timely processing of your recommendation letter.
  • Applicants will be automatically notified by the application system when a letter of recommendation is received. 
  •  ID Photo Upload a recent photo, showing your face from the front in standard passport orientation (image must be in JPG format, and less than 5 MB).

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Shaimaa Abdelmoneim/ Egypt

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