OIST Research Internship program 2022


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

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.”

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University 2022


Those eligible to apply for the OIST Research Internship Program include excellent students who are in the final 2 years of the undergraduate or Masters programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or graduates of such institutions. Currently enrolled students must have approval from their home institution. Academic background of applicants should be appropriate to their desired host unit(s) at OIST.

Research Interns who belong to a Japanese university/institution are required to prepare and bring their own insurances when accepted to the OIST Research Internship program. Acceptable insurances are the combination of Gakkensai and Gakkenbai, or other insurances with similar coverage.


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


Application RoundPeriod of internship Application DeadlineResult Announcement 
Fall 2022 InternshipBetween October 1st 2022 – March 31st 2023April 15th 2022 23:59 (JST UTC+9)  July 2022
Spring 2023 InternshipBetween April 1st 2023- September 30th 2023October 15th 2022, 23:59 (JST UTC+9) January 2023

Deadline: two rounds of application period, first deadline 15 April 2022
Open to: international applicants
Benefits: allowance, travel expenses, accommodation will be covered by the program

 Online application.  Before applying see FAQ.

For more information please visit the official website. 

Mark Griffith

Phd student. I am researching: Scholarships, Fellowships, interships, workshops, volunteers, government subsidies etc.

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