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OIST Research Internship in Japan

Last updated: Apr 1, 2024

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Target: All Nationalities,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology


April 15

OIST Research Internship in JapanThe OIST Research Internship in Japan is now available to all students from home and abroad who are pursuing their research in their relative fields of science and technology. This fully funded internship is for undergraduates and fresh graduates and the intern will receive a daily allowance of 2400 JPY, free bus shuttle pass, round-trip air ticket, furnished apartment, and others. Application for this program closes two weeks into October.

Internship Description

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) gives students opportunities to acquire technical skills and contribute to research activities. Although, the University has no departments but only research units which makes it unique and exclusive. Most of the faculties in the University are from outside Japan including America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

OIST is committed to creating an equitable and diverse learning environment, therefore age, gender, sexual orientation, natural origin, medical condition, mental or physical disability, culture, marital status or religion are not criteria for selection. However, applications from females and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. It is also important to know that OIST offers a 5-year PhD program.

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Program Benefits

The OIST Research Internship in Japan comes with the following benefits:

  • Daily taxable allowance of 2,400 JPY
  • Free campus shuttle bus pass
  • Fully-paid round-trip air ticket
  • Furnished apartment on or off the campus
  • Assistance in visa application, insurance procedures. and local registration

Level and Areas of Study

The internships are for Undergraduates and graduates in the field of Science and Technology.

Place of Study

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria

The following people can apply for the fully-paid OIST Research Internship in Japan:

  • Students who are in the final two years of undergraduate or master’s program in any country
  • Recently graduated students
  • Enrolled students must have approval from their home institution
  • Applicants academic background must be in accordance with the desired unit at OIST.

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Application Procedure

  • The applicant should log into the website and create an online profile
  • For application to be successful, at least one recommendation letter from your referee must have reached OIST
  • When the letter is submitted, you will receive a notification and then you can apply successfully by submitting your application.
  • Applicants must present the following documents:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) sheet
    • Personal Statement (400 words)
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Recommendation Letter
    • ID Photo

Submission Deadline

The application deadline for the OIST Internship Program is October 15 and April 15.

Website and Application Link


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