OIST Research Internship Program

Deadline: two rounds of application period, first deadline 15 April 2021
Open to: international applicants
Benefits: allowance, travel expenses, accommodation will be covered by the program


The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through their Research Intern program. 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.

Internships may begin and end at any time during the year, with two application periods. For details about the application process and deadlines, please see the section “Apply to Research Internship.”


Science, engineering, and medical students, enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs in universities and colleges, or recent graduates of such programs. Currently enrolled students must have approval from their home institution.


Internship Allowance

  • JPY 2,400 per working day (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)

Overnight Accommodation

  • Furnished apartment on or off campus

How to apply?

 Online application.  Before applying see FAQ.

For more information please visit the official website.