ISAS is seeking for outstanding and highly motivated young researchers who will promote our academic research and R&D more effectively and efficiently, by participating as RA. Please see Application Requirements shown in below for the details.

<Message from the Chair of Graduate School Education Committee of ISAS>
In ISAS RA recruitment, strict screening is conducted, and the adoption rate is around 50%. In particular, deficiency and incompletion in application documents are conspicuous. ISAS RA recruitment is for those who are expected to play active roles in universities or companies in the future. So it also serves as a training for winning the future desired environment on their own with careful reading of application requirements for posts or external funds, understanding the meanings of forms, explanations with their own easy-to-understand descriptions.
In ISAS RA recruitment, overdue and incomplete documents are not subject to screen. Please prepare well. Schedule management and accurate documentation are the first steps in successful research activities. I'm hoping to see good applications!!

Application Requirements
Who may apply

Students accepted(*) in one of the master's or doctoral courses at ISAS below, except for those who are already employed to JAXA as a fixed-term staff. 
* In principal, as of October 1, 2019. Those, who will be able to get approval of acceptance from ISAS before the primary screening in the beginning of November (see the chart shown below), can also apply.

  • Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), School of Physical Sciences, Department of Space and Astronautical Science
  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science/Engineering, Inter-Institutional Group
  • Students who study at ISAS under agreements of Cooperative Graduate School System other than the above two
  • Commissioned Guidance Student

Special scholarship recipients, those who wish for RA do not need this procedure.
Student with a full-time job does not have a right to apply for this recruitment.

How to Apply

FORM 2 and 3
* We will not accept applications sent by post or carried in personally


FORM 2 and 3: 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019
FORM 4: 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019
* Overdue documents WILL NOT be accepted.