NIG Internship in Japan 2021, Fully Funded

NIG Internship in Japan 2021, Fully Funded

The national institute of Genetics is inviting international students to apply for a research internship in Japan. The NIG internship is offered to undergraduate final year students and postgraduate students studying life sciences-related fields. The interns are welcomed to conduct research in Japan’s world-class laboratories and get mentorship at NIG. Interns from any country will be welcomed. No IELTS or TOEFL required.

The NIG internship program will train the interns on scientific research, scientific communication and lab visits. At the end of NIG internship program, all the interns will have to give a presentation of their experience as NIG internship program interns. The institute will provide a certificate to all the successful interns who have completed the internship program successfully.

Interns will also get a chance to participate in different activities such as lectures, journal clubs and seminars of researchers at and outside the institute. Japanese language classes are also offered. If you are a Bachelor’s or postgraduate student studying life science fields, then do not miss this opportunity and apply for the NIG internship program today. All the expenses will be covered by the host, including the air travel expense.

Here are more details about the NIG Internship in Japan

Internship period: June 17, 2021 – July 28, 2021

Deadline is January 7, 2021

  • Country: Japan
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline:: January 7, 2021

Eligibility Criteria :

Must be in the pre-final year student (3rd and 4th year) if they are enrolled in the bachelor’s program.

1st and 2nd-year students of the master’s program can apply.

The interns must be able to dedicate their efforts to NIG internship program.

Participate in the projects for the full-intern term.

The interns must be able to give an oral presentation.

The interns must submit the essay and the questionnaire at the end of the internship program.

Benefits :

The NIG Internship program is fully-funded; the following will be provided:

Airfare travel expense

Local transportation fare

Accommodation at institute’s guesthouse

Travel insurance

1,500 JPY/day allowance for meals.

Other details :


Letter of Motivation (500 words in English)


Scanned Academic Transcript

Two Recommendation letters from your teachers/professors



The Interns must work on the scheduled days that supervisors agreed.

The interns must conform to the regulations of the institute and the program.

The interns will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information of NIG.

Complete the assigned tasks, assignments, and projects within the allotted time duration.

If the intern/s does not abide by the conditions, NIG will take action, resulting in the termination of the internship program.

The expenses are designated for a limited period only.

Application Process:

Apply using the online application system by tapping on the apply now option provided below.

The applicants must agree on terms and conditions before applying for the NIG Internship program. Make sure to enter the names and email addresses of teachers/professors who are recommending you. Make sure your recommendation letter is ready on your application because as soon as you register, your recommenders will receive an email to enter a recommendation for you.

Before you start the application, make sure you have general info about the host laboratory.

After registration/applying, you will receive a confirmation email containing your application number and password.

All the required documents must be submitted through the online application system; documents submitted via email will be rejected. Results will be announced by Early March 2021.

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