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September 1, 2021

2021 International Summer Program -Online-(July 13 – 21, 2021) 

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. This year, the program will be held online.
The program this year will give you the opportunity to learn about the research activities being conducted in the six departments that make up the Graduate School of Science at Osaka University, as well as to enjoy content that will help you learn more about Japan, and Osaka in particular. In addition, the program includes social events to 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. Participants will be presented with a commemorative gift from GSS at the end of the program.

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■You can see “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)”here.(Last updated on July 16)


■FAQ for each lecture (available by the end of August 2021)

1) Department of Physics: be on closed access 
2) Department of Earth and Space Science:be on closed access 
3) Department of Chemistry: be on closed access 
4) Department of Macromolecular Science:be on closed access 
5) Department of Biological Sciences: be on closed access

(Last updated on September 1)


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■Program period
Tuesday 13 July – Wednesday 21 July 2021
Time: about 10:30~18:30 (Japan time) for all days

■Program contents
Overall Schedule: Click here (last updated on 18 June 2021)

– Overall events (All internship students will join)
Day 1: Orientation
Day 2 – 6: Social and cultural activities with OU students, etc. (including roundtable discussions with (international) students and Japanese language events)
Day 7: Closing event

-Department Events

Days 1 – 7
1) Department of Mathematics:Abstract 
2) Department of Physics: Abstract
3) Department of Earth and Space Science: Abstract
4) Department of Chemistry: Some abstracts available (Last uploaded on July 16) 
5) Department of Macromolecular Science:Abstract 
6) Department of Biological Sciences:
  Abstract for Department of Biological Sciences 
  Abstract for Institute for Protein Research (IPR) 
  Abstract for Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (RIMD)

※You can freely join in the favorite department events. There are no limitations.
※ If you want to find out more about the research groups at the Graduate School of Science, click the name of the department below.
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Earth and Space Science
Department of Chemistry
Department of Macromolecular Science
Department of Biological Sciences


Mainly, students who are enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in universities outside of Japan and have a sensibility and intellectual curiosity about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Also, anyone who are interested in the field of science.

■Application process
Step1: Registration on the website
You can apply the program to fill out the registration form on the registration website.

Registration: Thursday 13 May – Sunday 13 June 2021
Registration website here.

※Registration has been closed on June 13. A confirmation email has been sent to all registered participants. However, if you registered your email address incorrectly on the application form, you may not have received the confirmation email. Thank you for your understanding. (latest updated on 18 June 2021)

Step 2: Announcement of detailed information (by Monday 5 July 2021)
Detailed information on how to join will be notified to individual participants by email.

No charge

Time Schedule
Thursday 13 May – Sunday 13 June 2021: Registration
 All the application documents must be submitted via the registration website.

By Monday 5 July 2021: Announcement of detailed information
 Detailed information on how to join will be notified to individual participants by email.

Tuesday 13 July – Wednesday 21 July 2021: International Summer Program 2021 Online
 Participants are recommended to attend the orientation on July 13 (Day1). We will explain the program in detail. You can freely join in the department events, and the social and cultural activities. At the end of the program, you will attend to the closing event.

Stable network connection is recommended to ensure a smooth participation.
We will mainly use the Zoom application during the internship.

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

2021 ISP Overview
2021 ISP Poster


■ For more information about support from Osaka university

【Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE)】

1. Career support

2. Japanese Language Programs_Spring and Summer 2021

Guidebook [English ver.2]

Guidebook [Japanese ver.2]