How to apply


How do I apply?
Please contact your prospective host supervisor, which must be a member of faculty at either PRI or WRC.
Your host supervisor will submit the application form to CICASP on your behalf, once it is completed.
Are internships still available given the COVID-19 pandemic?
In principle, we are still managing the internship program. However, prospective interns outside of Japan must stay up-to-date with current Japanese immigration policies, which have been dynamic throughout the pandemic. Contact CICASP for details and/or get in touch with your local Japanese embassy/consulate for the most updated information.
Is there financial support for internships?
Depending on the financial situation, we provide basic financial aid to cover living expenses in Japan only. Aid comes as a daily stipend of 2,500yen. Note that only Interns who are affiliated with a university abroad with an Internship period within 45 days are eligible for this financial support.
Are there any requirements for the internship program?
Students who are considering to be enrolled either in PRI or WRC would be preferable, but not requirement.
What is the duration of an internship?
Internship lengths are flexible. The maximum length of a registered internship is 3 months, but financial aid is currently only available for a maximum of 45 days. General internships have no such limits. In all cases, durations must be determined by the prospective intern and their host.
Is there accommodation?
There are different options depending on your internship location.

In Inuyama, we have two options available. First, PRI operates a dormitory on campus.
All bedrooms are private but in most cases bathrooms are shared.
Second, CICASP operates shared apartments at an apartment building owned by Kyoto University off campus.
Both options are relatively inexpensive but the dormitory is roughly double the cost of the shared apartments.

In Kyoto, you will have to make arrangements with your host supervisor.
Accommodations for international students are available at Kyoto University, but availability is limited.