Sokendai International Internship 2017

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The department of Space and Astronautical Science, School of Physical Science of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) will welcome international internship students from outside Japan. This program aims to encourage students in the space science fields and related fields to enter SOKENDAI.
An internship student can experience research as well as educational activities in the field he/she wishes during their one-month stay at the department.


About one month between January 22, 2018 and February 28, 2018.


Sagamihara Campus, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
3-1-1, Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 Japan

Intern Program

An internship student can:
experience research as well as educational activities in a field the student wishes, (list of candidate supervisors are available on the web page), experience some special lectures in the fields of space science and technology, and promote friendship with researches and students in the department.


Lectures and research discussions will be given in English.
The internship student also have opportunity to learn Japanese language through conversation with members of the laboratory.

Transportation and Accommodation expense

All transportation expenses will be granted from Sokendai and ISAS/JAXA. Also, part of accommodation expenses will be granted.

Contact / inquiry
*When you send the application, please avoid using free mails. (Sometimes free mails such as gmail, hotmail or yahoo mail are not delivered due to our server security.)

Qualification Requirements

Undergraduate or Graduate Student, or Young researcher living outside Japan who wishes to enter SOKENDAI in the future. Experiences in the fields of space science and technology or related fields are preferable.

Number of Internship Students

a few students

Deadline for Application

October 25 (Wed), 2017

Application Documents

※The following three documents are required for those who enter 3-year doctoral course students only.

How to Apply

Fill out the required all documents and send them by Email to the above contact address.
※Applicants can apply for this program only once in the same fiscal year (April to March).