University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) 2017

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) is a 6-week summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. It provides students with an opportunity to gain the experience of “real graduate-school life” or “research-centered life.” UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at our university.

This program invites undergraduate students from all around the world with keen interests in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the future, to experience the forefront of research at a world-leading laboratory


Program Features:

  • Around 20 participants
  • Six-week summer internship
  • Choice of two program periods
  • Academic & cultural activities
  • Gateway to pursuing an advanced degree at UTokyo

Participants on UTRIP will also be granted financial support to cover their costs and expenses. They will also get the opportunity to take part in cultural activities and excursions to learn more about Japan.

Full Financial Support:

  • Free accommodation provided;
  • Stipend (JPY 60,000);
  • Round-trip airfare support (up to JPY 100,000)


Upon enrolling in the UTRIP program, students must agree to fulfill the following requirements:

  • To devote their full efforts to conducting the UTRIP project
  • To participate in the project for the full six-week period
  • To attend all academic and social events scheduled over the course of the UTRIP program
  • To submit a written research final report approved by the UTRIP supervisor within one month of finishing the UTRIP program
  • To give an oral presentation on the scheduled day


  • Students who have completed at least one full year in a Bachelor’s degree program at the time of application.
  • Majors of natural sciences or any related fields
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To apply, complete the online application.

Make sure that you have all the above information and materials ready at hand when you submit your online application.

Deadline: February 2, 2017
Link for more information: University of Tokyo Research Internship Program.

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