Application guideline for NIGINTERN2023

Registration through Online Application Form【Nov.28,2022 to noon on Jan.6,2023 (JST)】

【November 27, 2023 to noon on January 9, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)】

Before you start registration, make sure that you have general information such as your 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 promptly. (In case you don’t receive it, please check if it is in the spam folder. It is advisable to allow e-mail from the domain of “” to safely come into your inbox without it being placed in your spam folder beforehand.)

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 on the online application system.
◇ Two recommendation letters of your teachers
Must be entered by your recommenders through the recommender page of the online application system.

We kindly request that you use your institutional email account for the registration. Free email accounts, such as Gmail, may not reliably receive our correspondence.

Application for NIGINTERN 2024 has already closed.

Result Announcement 【Late February】

Application numbers of successfully selected students will be posted on our website by the end of February 2024. The selected students will also receive a notification from us.

  • Due to the overwhelming number of internship applications, we cannot reply to individual queries regarding the selection status and the results.

Time Schedule

November 27, 2023 to noon on January 9, 2024 (Japan Standard Time): Application Period
All the application process must be completed through our online system. Recommendation letters from your teachers also must be submitted through the online system by noon January 9, 2024.
By the end of February, 2024 : 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 a valid passport by early March. Make sure to obtain a passport by this stage.
June 13 to July 24: Internship
Invited interns will stay at the 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 language lessons etc. All interns will give an oral presentation on the scheduled day at the end of internship.
By the end of July: Submission of Assignments
Submit an essay, a questionnaire and a stub of boarding pass of return flight or its (scanned or photo) copy by July 31, 2024.

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