JST Sakura Science Program

This is a 3-week internship program for students from Asian countries, 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  

JST Sakura Internship Program 2022

After two years of quiescence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we start the call for a 3-week internship program in the summer of 2022 (applying for JST Sakura Science Program).

■ Term: 3 weeks within Aug. 22 – Sep. 17, 2022    

■ Call for application: Application Deadline is April 24, 2022. Please look over more details below.


ERI Summer Internship Program under JST Sakura Program 2022

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 2022 is subject to change depending on the result of application to be announced in mid-July,  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. (April 7, 2022), and please note that the program will be held online in case of entry ban due to COVID-19.


Dates: Three weeks between Monday, August 22, 2022 and Saturday, September 17, 2022

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: All nations and regions
  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.

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


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


Application Deadline: Sunday, April 24, 2022, 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.
  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 (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