Skip to content


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 2020.

Confirmed students should click and complete their emergency contact information and flight itinerary at the bottom of this page.

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) and to obtain any necessary visas. A supporting letter will be given to accepted students to submit with the visa application.  For information on how to obtain a temporary visitor visa to Japan, please refer to

Limited scholarship is available to students with demonstrated commitment to Japanese studies, including those who have taken at least one semester of Japanese at MIT. 

Application deadline: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 11:59pm

Accepted applicants will be notified by October 14th
IDJ Mandatory Orientation to attend: November 22nd
MISTI supported students: Mandatory Orientation on December 6th.  

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 2020 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: TBD.


Please be sure to read the application guidelines before starting your application. 

The deadline for both JSPS programs is TBD.

Please be sure to have your host university and professor identified in Japan by the deadline.
JSPS Info Session: October 31, 2019 E51-275 at 1:30pm

Fellowship can be anywhere from one to 12 months, and must start between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 (this excludes the summer 2020 program above).

For students who only need to complete Emergency Data: