Research assistantship for outstanding graduate students

2021.10.15 Update

NIMS offers the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship to graduate students who aspire to a career as researchers in materials science. The monthly stipend is not paid for taking the university coursework. However, if you are enrolled in the NIMS Joint Graduate School Program, the duties and responsibilities of the research assistantship are designed to be consistent with the student's research activities towards obtaining a degree. Those students appointed as NIMS Junior Researchers will be able to gain insight into their research career by hands-on experience of working on the latest research projects, without financial strain.

Selection process of NIMS Junior Researcher

NIMS has NIMS Joint Graduate School Program which collaborated with University of Tsukuba, Hokkaido University, Waseda University and Kyushu University. Each program has 2 application cycles a year. The application period usually starts 4-5 months before the university entrance exam. The students will qualify by succeeding in both the screening at NIMS and the university entrance exam. Your NIMS Junior Researcher career starts on your first day as a graduate student.

From application to appointment

  • Apply for NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Document Screening
  • Interview
  • University entrance exam (in some programs, the exam is deemed as the research assistantship interview.)
  • Decision of NIMS Junior Researcher appointment
  • Employment starts upon the university enrolment

For the details such as application schedule and conditions, please go to the websites of each NIMS Joint Graduate School Programs.


Inquiry about this page

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