Research Exchange Program
(Laboratory Internship Program)

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  • Participants can pursue their research topics in a Japanese-style laboratory and a culturally diverse, vibrant academic/research environment.
    For undergraduate-level students, the program allows them to gain hands-on experience and practice research skills at an early stage of higher education.
    For graduate-level students, the program can be used as a part of the thesis work.

Deepen your knowledge of the field that you have alreadt learned
Gain new perspectives in the field of Engineering at the SIT facility
Explore different cultures and perspectives in multural environment


Join the laboratory and be supervised by an SIT professor
Over 250 laboratory choices in the science and engineering fields
Flexible program duration choice (min. 1 month - max. 1 year)


The applicant must :

      • Be Bachelor 3rd year* or higher level who has basic/good knowledge to conduct research work independently.
      • Complete this program at SIT and return to his/her home university before graduating.
      • Have a good command of English* (CEFR B2 equivalent or higher).
      • Be physically and mentally healthy. (Health checkup and health certificate will be required after you accepted by SIT officially)
      • Comply with the Japanese Export Control Legal Framework.

* When the applicant is a third-year university student at the start of the program, he/she is eligible to applyfor our program.
* CEFR B2 is equivalent to IELTS 5.5-6.5, TOEFL iBT 72-94, (These scores may change from time to time)

* Native English speakers and English-based degree students do not need to submit an English proficiency score.
* If the applicant hasn't taken the English proficiency test, his/her home university may provide a letter certifying the student's English proficiency.



SIT Partner University applicants:

• Application (Registration) fee: JPY30,000
• Admission fee: All Waived
• Tuition: All Waived

Non-Partner University applicants:

• Application (Registration) fee: JPY30,000
• Admission fee: JPY40,000
• Tuition (Course takers only): JPY15,000/credit

*The application (registration) fee must be paid at the time of application.
*Admission fees and tuition will be charged after the program begins.

Find the Laboratory

There are two ways to find the laboratory:

You may refer to the “Designed Research Project” first, in which the professor has limited conditions for accepting students.
If you don't have your own research topic and meet the requirements, there is a good chance that they will be accepted.

If you don’t find the "Designated Research Projects" that suits you, you may refer to the "SIT Laboratory list" to find the laboratory you are interested in.

How to Apply

      • Decide your desired entry period with your home university (When you want to start and how long you want to study at SIT)
      • Please submit your application follow the "Application Acceptance Period" below
      • The start date should be on the Monday (We may adjust your desired start date)
      • Please avoid starting your program during the following holiday seasons.
* Late December to early January (approximately 10 days): New Year Holiday
* Late April to May 7: Special holiday in Japan (Golden Week)
* Mid-August (approximately 2 weeks): Summer holiday
Application Period Entry Period Beginning of Program
October 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023 1st Entry* March, April
December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 2nd Entry* May, June
February 1, 2024 - February 28, 2024 3rd Entry* July, August
April 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024 4th Enrty September, October
June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024 5th Entry November, December
August 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024 6th Entry* January, February
Office of International Services
3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan (4F the Centennial Main Building, Toyosu Campus)
TEL: +81-(0)3-5859-7140 / FAX: +81-(0)3-5859-7141