The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa (UTSIP Kashiwa) 2021

The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa (UTSIP Kashiwa) 2021


UTSIP Kashiwa

provides hands-on research internship opportunities in the fields of natural sciences and social sciences.
offers lectures from world-leading researchers at GSFS.
is a six-week summer program for academically motivated undergraduate students.
provides a scholarship and accommodations.

All participants will be assigned to a laboratory in which he/she is interested to work and will conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty member or senior graduate students. Participants will also experience Japanese culture and world-leading Japanese technology through weekend events and a field trip.


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Participants are required to participate in all activities including classes, laboratory work, and special events organized by UTSIP.

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)


Please note that applicants who have applied or will apply to another scholarship program will still be considered as a UTSIP scholarship candidate. Multiple applications for scholarship programs have no effect in the selection process.

Applicants who would like to participate in UTSIP, regardless of financial aid program you are applying to, must complete the online application by the designated due date. No late applications are accepted even from those who have successfully obtained a scholarship from another organization. The deadline stands firm.

From 2018, no air fare subsidy will be provided. Participants are expected to arrange and purchase their flight to arrive in Japan and check in the assigned accommodation one day before the program starting day and check-out one day after the last official program day.