Application guideline for NIGINTERN2021

Registration through Online Application Form【Nov.26 to noon on Jan.7,2021 (JST)】

Before you start registration, make sure that you have general information such as current postal address, field of interests and preferred host laboratory where you wish to study. After the registration, a confirmation e-mail with your application number and password will be sent to your e-mail address. In the initial registration, you are requested to enter the name of two recommenders and their E-mail addresses as well. Talk to your recommenders before you register and ask them to write a recommendation letter for you. As soon as you register, the recommenders will receive an e-mail asking to enter the recommendation for you.


After the registration, you will receive an e-mail with your password. Use this password and log into our online application page. Applicants are requested to enter “Letter of Motivation/Self advertisement” and upload the following materials through the online application form.

◇ Letter of Motivation / Self advertisement
Within 500 English words
◇ Curriculum Vitae
In English. Includes education records starting from high school. Be sure to indicate your current academic year.
◇ Scanned Academic Transcript
Submit a latest undergraduate or postgraduate transcript that you can obtain. Please scan it and then upload. In case your Academic Transcript is prepared in languages other than English, attach an English or a Japanese translation to each document. Please combine them into a single file when you upload multiple documents by online application system.
In case an official academic transcript is not available due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as an alternative, documents like grade records can also be submitted.
◇ Two recommendation letters of your teachers
Must be entered by your recommenders through the recommender page of the online application system.

[Click here] Online Registration for NIGINTERN Application

Application for NIGINTERN 2021 has already closed.

Result Announcement 【Early March】

2021.3.9   Only successful applicants have already been notified by individual email.

The selected students will receive a notification from us by early March, 2021

Time Schedule

November 26 to noon on January 7, 2021 (Japan standard time, JST): Application Period
All the application process must be completed through our online system. Recommendation letter from your teachers also must be submitted through the online system by noon January 7.
By Early March, 2021: Result Announcement
March to May: Arrangement for Travel
Soon after the result announcement, we will start arranging flights for successful applicants. Please note that the selected students will be asked to submit a copy of valid passport by early March. Make sure to obtain a passport by this stage.
June 17 to July 28: Internship
Invited interns will stay at NIG Guest House, carry out a research project under the mentorship of a host investigator, participate in various activities such as lab visits, graduate program lectures, Japanese lessons etc. All interns will give an oral presentation on the scheduled day at the end of internship.
Early August: Submission of Assignments
Submit an essay, a questionnaire and a stub of boarding pass of return flight or its (scanned or photo) copy by August 4.
  • There is a possibility that NIGINTERN2021 might be cancelled due to the unforeseen further spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • There may be some changes due to the Olympic Games held in Japan.

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