Do you want to spend your summer with the world leading researchers , if yes, then apply for Japan Summer Internship 2019 in Kashiwa.  This is a 6 weeks  Summer Internship Program at Tokyo, Japan. The summer research internship is open to non-japanese undergraduate students during the summer 2019.  The selected candidates will get lectures from the world leading researchers in Japan.

The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Japan in Kashiwa is established by the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences the University of Tokyo.

The UTSIP Kashiwa will provide scholarships and accommodations to all the selected students. Participants will also experience Japanese culture and world-leading Japanese technology through weekend events and a field trip.

Host Country:

  • Japan

Host University:

  • The University of Tokyo

Host School:

  • Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Internship Location:

  • Kashiwa

Host Laboratories:

The research departments accepting UTSIP students

Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences

  • Advanced Materials Science
  • Advanced Energy
  • Complexity Science and Engineering

Division of Biosciences

  • Integrated Biosciences
  • Computational Biology and Medical Sciences

Division of Environmental Studies

  • Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment
  • Environment Systems
  • Human and Engineered Environment Studies
  • Socio-cultural Environmental Studies
  • International Studies
  • Graduate Program in Sustainability Science

Internship Duration:

  • 6 Weeks

Internship Dates:

2019 UTSIP Kashiwa will offer two different programs:   

  • Program A           June 3 (Mon) to July 12 (Fri), 2019
  • Program B           June 24 (Mon) to August 2 (Fri), 2019

Financial Support:

UTokyo provides a UTSIP scholarship and accommodation to participants.

  • UTSIP scholarship amount:    JPY 110,000 (JPY 110,000 is enough for six weeks as they will also provide free accommodation. If you convert that amount in Pakistani Currency, it will become Rs. 130972, which is more than enough for 6 weeks)
  • UTSIP arranges and pays for the accommodation
  • Health insurance plan GSFS provides:
    • Death or Physical Disability benefits : 1 million yen
    • Medical Benefits: 1 million yen
    • Liability: 100 million yen

Air fare subsidy will not be paid to the participants in 2019. All travel expenses are participants’ responsibility.

If you have applied or will apply for a different scholarship, please mention this on the Application page. Some past UTSIP participants received a stipend from the following organizations. Applicants are encouraged to apply a financial aid.

  • Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI)
  • MIT-Japan program
  • Honda Foundation
  • UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies (from 2018)


If the country of your nationality and Japan have concluded a Visa Exemption Agreement, then you can enter Japan without a visa. Please check this website of 66 countries with which Japan has such an Agreement.

If the country of your nationality and Japan do NOT have a Visa Exemption Agreement, you require a visa in order to enter Japan. The UTSIP Office will issue the necessary documents that you need to apply for a short-term stay visa.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Participants must be in their undergraduate program at an overseas college or university throughout the entire duration of UTSIP program, and will not have completed their BA/BS degree.
  2. Participants are considering to matriculate graduate level study at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences or other graduate schools at The University of Tokyo, or elsewhere in Japan
  3. Participants are required to participate in all activities including classes, laboratory work, and special events organized by UTSIP.

Also Check some other international summer programs:

Required Documents:

Please prepare the application materials described below well in advance; upload in PDF or JPEG format.

Cover letter

Answer the following two questions within 500 to 700 words in total:

  1. Why did you choose the laboratory that you did, and what do you hope to acquire from the UTSIP experience? Be specific.
  2. Describe how qualified you believe you are to conduct for a research project in the laboratory you have chosen. Explain how you believe your experience and skills will enable you to successfully carry out a project.

Curriculum vitae

Form free (paper size A4, 2-3 pages)

  • If you have participated in projects, please describe these experiences in detail. If you have participated in a research project related to the project you would like to conduct in UTSIP, please include this.

Copy of your transcript

  • The transcript should cover all the courses of your undergraduate level study up to the most recent completed academic period of study, and must be written in English or Japanese.

Recommendation letter

  • A recommendation letter should be written by someone who knows your current study well. For example a professor at your current university, a supervisor at your previous research internship.

Download the form of Recommendation letter from【here (MSWord/PDF】. We also accept a free format recommendation letter.

Your supervisor or professor can send a recommendation letter directly to us via e-mail (to: . The e-mail title must be ‘UTSIP 2019 Recommen letter for NAME OF APPLICANT’. In such cases, applicants are not informed of the content of the letter.

Certificate of Registration

  • This certificate verifies that you are actually a registered student at your university. There is no specific format for this. Your name, name of your university and faculty, year and month of entry will be checked.

Certificate of English proficiency

  • TOEFL (iBT, PBT), IELTS, or TOEIC score sheet. The most recent score report should be submitted.

The following applicants are exempted from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score report:

  • Applicants who are nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
  • Applicants who are students at a university in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
  • Applicants who are a student at a university where English is the official language.

In case (3), applicants should upload an official document issued by the university attesting to the language of education being English at the time of application.

Copy of your passport

  • Page with your picture (if you have one).If you do not have a passport, submit an alternative ID with your name, photo and date of birth.
  • Successful applicants who have not submitted a passport at the time of application must submit the page by late April, 2019.

Picture in digital data

  • Upper body, plain single-color background, taken within the last three months

How to Apply for Japan Summer Internship 2019?

Step 1:      Choose Program A or B

Step 2:      Choose a professor/laboratory to work in from the host laboratory list

Step 3:      Apply through the UTSIP online application system. Click on the Apply Now button Below to proceed to Japan internship online application form.

Application Deadline:

The last date to apply for Japan Summer Internship 2019 is 5 pm (Japan time) Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Attention!! Your application will not be considered completed until you have successfully uploaded the necessary application materials using your issued username and password.