University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program 2021 for Undergraduates (worldwide)

Undergraduate students worldwide are invited to participate in the summer internship program of the University of Tokyo – Japan. The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program 2021 (UTSIP 2021) is scheduled to run June 6 (Mon) to July 16 (Fri),2021 and open to undergraduate students worldwide.

UTSIP Kashiwa, initiated by the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences in 2013, provides hands-on research internship program in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, International Studies, Materials Sciences, Advanced Energy, Ocean Science, Physics and Sustainability Science Studies.

  • Company/Organization: University of Tokyo
  • Program Type: Student internship (Summer Program)
  • Location: Japan
  • Program Targeted at: Undergraduates
  • Program Duration: 6 weeks
  • Slots: Approximately 20 students in total.
  • Country Eligibility: Worldwide (Students outside Japan)


To be eligible for UTSIP 2021;

  • Participants must be in their undergraduate program at an overseas college or university throughout the entire duration of UTSIP program, and will not have completed their BA/BS degree.
  • Participants who are considering matriculating to graduate level study at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences or other graduate schools at The University of Tokyo, or elsewhere in Japan
  • Participants are required to participate in all activities including classes, laboratory work, and special events organized by UTSIP.

Program Benefits/Financial Aid

  • UTokyo provides a UTSIP scholarship and accommodation to participants.
  • UTSIP scholarship amount:    JPY 110,000
  • If you have applied or will apply for a different scholarship, please mention this on the Application page. Some past UTSIP participants received a stipend from the following organizations. Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid.
  • Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI)
  • MIT-Japan program
  • Honda Foundation
  • UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies (from 2018)

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: In applying for the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program 2021, you will adopt the following steps;

Step 1: Choose a professor/laboratory to work in from the host laboratory list

Step 2: Apply through the UTSIP online application system 

Document Requirements (Summary):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of English proficiency
  • Copy of your passport
  • Picture in digital data

Refer to this how to apply page for detailed guide and required application materials

Application Deadline: February 1 (Monday), 2021 by 17:00 Japan time

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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