OIST Research Internship Program in Japan: Apply by Oct 15!

Applications are invited for OIST Research Internship Program in Japan for the year 2022. The last date of application is 15 October.


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.


  • 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


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.


October 15th 2022, 23:59 (JST UTC+9) 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates can apply online via this link.

You will need to open an account in order to apply to the program. Be sure to remember your username and password. You may complete the application all at once or in multiple sessions. Please fill out and submit the following materials to apply for the program:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Academic Transcript and Diploma
  • Recommendation Letter
  • ID Photo

Upload a recent photo, showing your face from the front in standard passport orientation.

Click here to view the official notification for the OIST Research Internship Program


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