Prospective Visiting Students
An International Program Associate (IPA) is a non-Japanese doctoral candidate attending a Japanese or overseas graduate school participating in RIKEN’s joint graduate school program. IPAs conduct research at RIKEN under the supervision of RIKEN scientists as part of their work towards obtaining a PhD. RIKEN’s joint graduate school program is based on agreements with a number of Japanese and overseas universities and aims to identify and foster talented young scientists capable of contributing to the advancement of science for the global community.
How to Apply
Graduate students enrolled in a PhD program at a Japanese or an overseas university which has entered into a joint graduate school partnership program with RIKEN are eligible. Please contact AIDA directly with the necessary documents below. IPA accepts applicants twice a year (in April and October).
CV including the list of papers, scholarships, honors and other recognitions, if any
Summary of Research (if possible)
Documents to Submit
You will join a 30-min ZOOM interview, where you can talk for 20 min on what you have done so far, what future perspectives you have, and what particular research subjects you want to pursue with us, and then you may have a 10 min Q&A session.