Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) - Research Exchange Program/Laboratory Internship Program

Deadline: August 31, 2022


NGO & Institutes


  • Japan


Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) has firmly maintained “learning through practice” as the philosophy in education of engineers ever since Tokyo Higher School of Industry and Commerce, the predecessor to SIT, was established in 1927. In response to the recent progress in the globalization of the economy, SIT is providing an up-to-date framework for “learning through practice” including intensive English Language programs, Project Based Learning programs under multicultural environment, along with many Hands-on subjects that has been preserved through SIT’s 88 years of history.


The Research Exchange/Laboratory Internship Program gives participants opportunities to work on research projects for a period of up to 1 year under the supervision of a SIT professor. The participants will be assigned to a laboratory based on their research topic and the lab capacity of SIT professors. The research theme and content will be decided based on discussion between the host professor at SIT and the participant. Participants can pursue their research topics in a Japanese-style lab and culturally diverse vibrant academic/research environment. The objective of this program is not to learn new academic fields from scratch, but to deepen the areas you have already learned.

Program features and guidelines



  • Obtaining new perspectives at a cutting edge facility in Tokyo.
  • Learning not only Japanese but also other cultures at one of the top globalized campuses in Japan.
  • Over 250 laboratory choices from the science and engineering fields.
  • Flexible program duration choice (min. 8 days - max. 1 year)
  • JPY40,000 scholarship opportunity

Nomination and Application procedure

Based on your program start month, complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 during the application acceptance period.

  • STEP 1: Have your university's coordinator send a Nomination form to the SIT International Office via email.( 
  • STEP 2: Apply via online application form. Please check the "How to apply for SIT mobility program" before you start applying. 

Opportunity is About


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate

The applicant must:

  • be Bachelor 3rd year or higher level who has basic / good knowledge to conduct research work independently.
  • complete this program at SIT and return to home university before graduation from home university.
  • have good English skills* (CEFR B2 equivalent or higher)
  • be physically and mentally healthy.
  • comply with the Japanese export control legal framework.

*CEFR B2 is equivalent to IELTS 5.5-6.5, TOEFL iBT 72-94, (These scores may change from time to time)
*Native English speaker and the Enlish-based degree students are not required to submit the English proficiency scores.
*If the applicant hasn't taken the English proficiency test, his/her home university can issue a letter that substantiates the student's English proficiency.


Deadline: August 31, 2022

Cost/funding for participants


SIT Partner University applicants:

  • Registration fee: JPY30,000
  • Admission fee: All waived
  • Tuition (Course takers only): All waived

Non-Partner University applicants:

  • Registration fee: JPY30,000
  • Admission fee: JPY40,000
  • Tuition (Course takers only): JPY15,000/credit

Scholarship opportunity

SIT can offers JPY 40,000 per month during the program for students who passes scholarship screening. The scholarship applicants are screened and SIT decides the scholarship receivers. This screening process takes at least 2 months. During this period, SIT will find your supervisor and decide the scholarship amount.

After the screening, SIT provides a letter of acceptance (LoA) via the applicants’ home university coordinator. The amount of the scholarship is written on LoA ONLY IF you are a scholarship receiver.

*Those who are going to receive any scholarship(s) for same or more amount than SIT scholarship from other organization(s) during the program can NOT apply for SIT scholarship.

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