Provide undergraduate and graduate students with technical experience of cutting-edge research activities in the field of materials and science

2023.05.31 Update

The objective of this program is to provide undergraduate and graduate students attending courses at domestic or overseas universities and graduate schools with technical experience in the field of materials and science in NIMS and also to publicize NIMS itself and NIMS Joint/Cooperative Graduate Programs.

The application for 2023 NIMS Internship Program(2nd) is closed. 
The next application will open in January, 2024.

Features of NIMS Internship Program

NIMS is the world-top-level research institute in the fields of materials and science and you have an opportunity to experience the cutting-edge research activities. NIMS is widely open to the world with many international researchers and students and provides a great personal network. NIMS accepts about one hundred (100) students from over the world every year. There are financial supports for daily allowance and accommodation fee for the excellent students. The internship period is up to 90 consecutive calendar days.
* This program does not guarantee the acceptance of all applicants’ internship/financial support.
* JSPS researchers and MEXT scholars are not eligible to receive the financial support. 

How to apply

Graduate Program Office will not accept the application directly from students.
Please check NIMS Researchers Directory Service “SAMURAI” website below.
And please contact the NIMS researcher DIRECTLY and send the documents listed below to him/her by E-mail. After the NIMS researcher receives your application documents, the researcher will request your supervisor for the reference letter. If the researcher approves the acceptance of the student, the researcher will send application documents to the Graduate Program Office. The screening result will be announced by the researcher.

Necessary documents for application

Students are required to send the following documets to NIMS Researcher by E-mail.
  • Student Application form for NIMS Internship Program (English)
  • CV (English)
  • Student enrollment/registration certificate (English, a scanned copy is acceptable.)
    * A diploma or certificate of Master's degree is not considered as a student enrollment/registration certificate.
  • Official academic transcript (English, a scanned copy is acceptable.)
    * Only an officially issued academic transcript is acceptable.
    * Doctoral and master's students are required to submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Inquiry about this page

Graduate Program Group, Academic Collaboration Office,
Divisions of International Collaborations and Public Relations
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3050047 JAPAN
FAX. +81-29-859-2799
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