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IJEP Internship Program 2017



The IJEP Internship Program, organized by the School of Engineering and the School of Information Science and Technology, provides research internships for students from collaborating Indian institutions in the various fields in engineering and information science and technology. Candidates for the internship are expected to have a strong interest in pursuing graduate level studies at the University of Tokyo.

The activities of last year can be checked from Students’ Voice.

2.Host labs

Students will be hosted by one of the laboratories listed on the host labs list. Any special academic requirements for research in each lab are also indicated on the list.

3.Requirements and eligibility

IJEP Internship Program applicants must:
■ Be full-time students enrolled at one of the IJEP collaborating institutions (IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Delhi, Madras, Bombay and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore)
■ Bachelor’s students must have completed at least three full years in a bachelor’s degree program by the beginning of the internship, and master’s students must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
■ Have a strong record of academic performance


May 10, 2017 – July 11, 2017 or later (Minimum 62 days)

5.Number of participants

Up to 10 students

6.Financial support

Stipend: JPY 240,000 for the whole duration of the internship (JASSO scholarship)
Travel Allowance: Round-trip flight ticket from the nearest airport in India to Tokyo

Housing should be arranged by the participating students. Payment(s) for housing shall be the responsibility of the participating students.

The selected students must be covered by their own travel insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Japan. Participating students must submit copies of their insurance policy to the IJEP secretariat before coming to Japan.


Applications to this program are accepted via the online application system T-cens ( Create an account in the T-cens system, then fill in the application form and submit the required files online. The applicant should prepare the below files for submission through the T-cens system.

■ Personal statement (Download)  Select a lab which you wish to join from the pull-down list.

■ Letter of recommendation issued by applicant’s supervising faculty member (Download).

Your supervisor can upload your recommendation letter directly to the T-cens system. Please be sure to ask your supervisor for the letter well in advance, and inform them about an e-mail they’ll receive from T-cens, which will explain how to access the T-cens system (caution: this e-mail might go to your supervisor’s junk e-mail folder). Please refer to the “how to upload a letter of recommendation” guide.

■ Scanned copy of latest official academic transcript(s) (including the previous academic year); master’s students should also submit their undergraduate academic transcript(s).

■ Submitted documents should be clear and readable. Illegible documents will be rejected. Screen shots of academic records will also not be accepted.

8.Application period

10:00 November 18, 2016 (JST) – 24:00 December 21, 2016 (JST)

9.Selection announcement

March 1, 2017
Selected students will be notified directly by email.


Q: Do I need to contact the potential host professor at the University of Tokyo?
A: No. Selection will be completed using the submitted documents.

Q:  When will the online application period start?
A:  Online application is scheduled to start on November 18.

Q:  Can I choose only one host lab?
A:  Yes, applicants can apply for only one lab.

Q:  Is Japanese language proficiency required?
A:  No, Japanese proficiency is not necessary.

Q: Can I apply other to faculties and schools, such as the Faculty of Agriculture, through this program?
A:  No. This program is organized by the School of Engineering and the School of Information Science and Technology. If you are interested in other faculties or schools, please contact them directly.

Q: How do I submit my letter of recommendation?
A:  One letter of recommendation in PDF file can be uploaded to the T-cens system directly by your supervisor. Ask for the letter well in advance, and please also notify your supervisor of an e-mail they will receive from the T-cens system (and ensure it does not go to their junk e-mail folder).

Q: Is the JASSO scholarship provided monthly, or is the stipend the total for the entire duration of the internship?
A: The JPY 240,000 stipend is for the entire duration of the internship.

Q: Does my supervisor have to use the designated template for the letter of recommendation?
A: You can use the sample template provided on T-cens or any other form of letter. Template use is not required.

Q: I don’t have my passport yet. Can I upload a different form of personal documentation?
A: You may upload a different document that verifies your identity (such as your student ID card), if your passport is not ready.

Q: I am from a university other than the designated collaborating institutions. Can I apply for this internship?
A: This program is open to full-time students of IJEP collaborating institutions (IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Delhi, Madras, Bombay and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore) only.

Q: When is the application deadline?
A: The deadline is 24:00 December 21, 2016 (JST). Any applications submitted after this time will be invalid.

Q: In the program selection stage, what should I fill in the form 2 with additional comments?
A: You do not need to fill any additional comments in Form 2.

Q: I am a doctoral student; can I apply this program?
A: Unfortunately, IJEP Internship Program is not designed for doctoral students.


Before contacting us, please read the above description and FAQ carefully. The information will answer most questions.

IJEP secretariat

(Updated on Nov.5 2016)