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March 19, 2018

2018 International Summer Program:Application has closed already for 2018

Here comes an opportunity for students to have hands-on research experiences in a research group of the Graduate School of Science. Students interested in natural sciences or related fields are welcomed to apply our international summer program!

About the International Summer Program
The International Summer Program at the Graduate School of Science (GSS) is an intensive research internship for overseas students majoring in natural sciences and related fields in sciences. The program will provide students with an opportunity to acquire the experience of research-based studies in assigned research groups of the GSS. Thematic studies will be conducted under close supervision by the host professors through experiments, discussions, and group work among the team members at the GSS. This program will be a platform for students to train their ability for research in the future. In addition to an opportunity for a leading research work experience in science, the program includes social and cultural events to promote a better understanding of the Japanese culture and build good relationships with other students at Osaka University. Also, for the students who are interested in enrolling in the GSS international graduate programs, the relevant information will be provided. At the end of the program, the students are requested to make oral presentations about their achievements in the program. Participants who successfully completed the program will be awarded a certificate from the GSS.

■Program period
Tuesday 17 July – Friday 24 August 2018

The GSS international summer program is designed for undergraduate or graduate students who have a sensibility and intellectual curiosity about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applicants must be enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program in universities outside of Japan.

■Application process
Step1: Submit the application-document package
One reference letter from a teacher at your home university should be included in the application document package (application form, study plan, current transcript and one reference letter). Fill in the application form and send it directly to
ri-summerprogram@sci.osaka-u.ac.jp. A host lab at the GSS will be selected on the reference letter and the study plan of the applicant.

Step 2: Selection announcement
The selection result will be notified to individual students by email. At this stage, the successful students will receive further information about visa, accommodation etc.

Tuition fee: JPY 86,400
Accommodation fee: JPY 13,000 ~ 20,000
Travelling and living expenses: at the participants expense
※ The tuition fee will be waived for students enrolled the universities that have a student exchange agreement with the GSS, Osaka University. The bench fee for the international summer program will be fully waived.

A limited number of qualified students will receive a JASSO scholarship.

■Program contents
-Campus Tour
-Hands-on research work in the lab
-Oral Presentations by all participants
-Certificate, Farewell party
-Join GSS events: Japanese classes, Japanese cultural events, etc.

Time Schedule
At noon on 23 April 2018: Application deadline
All the application documents must be submitted via email to

May to June: Announcement of the selection results
       Arrangement for Travel (visa, accommodation, etc.)

17 July to 24 August 2018: International Summer Program
Students will carry out a research project under the mentorship of a faculty member in the host lab, participate in various activities such as lab visits, campus tour, Japanese lessons etc. The students are requested to make oral presentations about their achievements on the scheduled day at the end of program.

Early of September: Submission of Assignments
Submit an essay and a questionnaire by 5 September 2018

Contact us
If you have any inquiries, or would like any more information, please feel free to contact us by email.
Email address: ri-summerprogram@sci.osaka-u.ac.jp


Application Form

Program Flyer