JST Sakura Science Program

This is a 3-week internship program for students from all countries and regions, funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). We have been carrying out this program as a short-term research with ERI professors. 

Internship program for undergraduate and graduate students JST Page  

“The call for 2023 Sakura Science Program is over. If you have any questions, please contact to: intl-office@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp. Thank you.”

JST Sakura Science Internship Program 2023

We start the call for a 3-week internship program in the summer of 2023 (applying for JST Sakura Science Program).

■ Term:  Aug. 19 – Sep. 8, 2023    

■ Call for application: Application Deadline is March 15, 2023. Please look over more details below.


ERI Summer Internship Program under JST Sakura Program 2023

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.

Please note that ERI is currently applying to JST for funding. The program for 2023 is subject to change depending on the result of application to be announced,  be postponed or cancelled depending on the result of the application and the situation of COVID-19. We will keep posting an update on this page. (Februar 20, 2023), and please note that the program will be held online in case of entry ban due to COVID-19.


Dates: Saturday, August 19, 2023 to Friday, September 8, 2023

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.   



  • Eligible countries: All countries and regions

In terms of export control, those whose organizations are listed in the End User List are not eligible:

  • 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.

Those who were enrolled in an eligible organization at the time of application but graduated or left theirposition by the time of the exchange program will no longer be accepted as participants.

  • A person who has not studied in Japan (including Sakura Science Program in the past)

Invitation through the Sakura Science Program must be their first stay in Japan after entering university. Those who have visited Japan only for short-term sightseeing (up to 10 days) are still eligible

Application: Go to Online Application Form for SAKURA SCIENCE PROGRAM (Google Form)


Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 24:00 (Japan Standard Time)

Materials requested in Application Form are as follows:

  1. Application form (including desired host researchers at ERI) which is entered online on the online application page above (Google Form).
  2. Current Research Theme (200-300 words including the title)
  3. Research Proposal at ERI (same as above)
  4. Copy of Passport (photo page)
  5. Transcript
  6. Certificate of Enrollment [Bonafide Certificate] (send a copy of student ID first, if it takes time to obtain the certificate)
  7. Recommendation letter (should be uploaded from the Google Form on the above URL*by the applicant)

Preferably, please create a single PDF file of the above document 2 – 7 and upload it on the online form.
*If you cannot access to the online application page, send all the documents (1-7) by e-mail to intl-office@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp. You can download The Application Form from here.


For who’s who in ERI, visit http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/member/


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

Masataka Kinoshita

E-mail: intl-office@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Head, International Research Promotion Office

Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo 

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