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Apply to the MIT-Japan Program

With the third-largest economy in the world, Japan is home to thriving automotive, robotics, ICT, video game, transportation and heavy machinery industries.

MIT-Japan Internships

MIT-Japan Program provides tailored internships and research opportunities at leading companies, research labs and universities in Japan that lasts anywhere from 12 weeks to 12 months and are fully-funded. Please read more about MIT-Japan internships on the MIT-Japan Program website; before you apply.

Japan Innovation Discovery Trip

Explore cool technologies and business in Japan during IAP 2018 - confirmed students should click and complete their emergency contact information and flight itinerary.

It is your responsibility of finding out whether you need a visa to enter Japan (US passport holders do not need to apply for a temporary visors visa that is good for up to 90 days). 
For information on how to obtain a temporary visitor visa to Japan, please refer to

JSPS fellowship for MIT

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for MIT Researchers and PhD students.
1. short term fellowship (one to twelve months in Japan) for pre- and post-docs 
You must be in your final two years of your PhD Program or a post-doc to apply for this fellowship. 
2. JSPS Summer Fellowship for MIT
Please click here to apply for the special MIT summer fellowship offered to MIT Graduate students (Masters or PdD). Experience summer of research as well as cultural immersion in Japan: June 12 to August 22, 2018.

Please be sure to read the application guidelines before starting your application. 
The deadline for both JSPS programs is Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 5pm

Fellowship can be anywhere from one to 12 months, and must start between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 (this excludes the summer 2018 program above).

For students who only need to complete Emergency Data: