ERI Summer Internship Program under JST Sakura Program


Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), the University of Tokyo is planning to invite ten undergraduate or graduate students for short summer internship program, with support of SAKURA Exchange Program in Science of Japan Science Technology Agency (JST).
We particularly welcome students who consider studying at ERI as a student of Graduate School, the University of Tokyo.


Dates: Sunday, July 1 to Saturday, July 21, 2018

The program focuses on learning scientific/engineering introduction to the seismology, volcanology, earth dynamics or geology/geophysics, under the supervision of host researchers at ERI.   



1. Eligible countries are (in alphabetical order):

People's Republic of Bangladesh, Kingdom of Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Kingdom of Cambodia, People's

Republic of China, Republic of Fiji, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic

of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, Republic of the

Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Federal

Democratic Republic of Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Palau, Independent State of Papua

New Guinea, Republic of the Philippines, Independent State of Samoa, Republic of Singapore, Solomon Islands,

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Republic of Tajikistan, Kingdom of Thailand, Democratic

Republic of Timor-Leste, Kingdom of Tonga, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, and Socialist Republic of

Viet Nam.


2. Undergraduate or graduate students under age of 40

@@We particularly welcome students who consider studying at ERI as a student of Graduate School, the University of Tokyo.


3. A person who never stayed in Japan


Application: Applicants are requested to submit Application Form to

@@Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018, 24:00 (Japan Standard Time)

@@ Materials requested in Application Form are as follows:

1.             Application form (including desired host researchers at ERI, and past visits to Japan)

2.             Current Research Theme (200-300 words including the title)

3.             Research Proposal at ERI (same as above)

4.             Publication and Conference Presentations (if any)

5.             Copy of Passport (photo page)

6.             Transcript

7.             Certificate of Enrollment

8.             Recommendation letter (should be sent directly from your supervisor)


You can download Application Form at Here.  

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If you need further information, please feel free to contact the address below.


Masataka Kinoshita


Head, International Research Promotion Office

Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo@

1-1, Yayoi 1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032 JAPAN   Phone: +81-3-5841-5808 Fax: +81-3-5841-5643