OIST 2024 Research Internship Programme.

The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through our Research Intern program in STEM fields. The duration of the internship is typically from 2 to 6 months.These short-term placements give students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique.

Interns will work under the direction of a Professor and contribute to the research activities of OIST.Internships may begin and end at any time during the year, with two application periods.


  • The intern will get a daily allowance of 2400 JPY, the weekends will be excluded and the allowance will be taxable.
  • The interns will receive a free OIST shuttle bus pass.
  • A fully paid round-trip air ticket will be provided.
  • The interns will get fully furnished apartments on or off campus.
  • OIST will also assist in vis acquisitions, insurance procedures, and local registration.


  • Students who are in the final two years of the undergraduate or master’s program in Japan or overseas can apply.
  • The students who have recently graduated can apply.
  • The students who are currently enrolled must have approval for the OIST internship from their home institution.
  • The applicant’s academic background must follow the desired internship unit at OIST.

Documents Required for Application

  • Curriculum Vitae Sheet
  • 400 words Personal Statement (How to Write a Perfect Personal Statement)
  • Academic Transcripts (In English translation, if required)
  • Recommendation Letter
  • ID Photo

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

  • The applicant has to log in and create an online profile to apply.
  • To reach the application successfully, at least one recommendation letter must have reached OIST by your referee.
  • When the letter is submitted, you will receive a notification and then you can apply successfully by submitting your application.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024.

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