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Cancelled: Science and Technology in Japan 2021

Science and Technology in Japan 2022 has been cancelled due to the Novel Coronavirus. (April 13, 2022)

Since 2016, School of Science and Technology(STJ), Meiji University has been offering a short-term summer program "Science and Technoilogy in Japan" for undergraduate students from our partner universities overseas in July.
In this program students can learn fundamentals of Japanese technology in the field of mechanical engineering, architecture, applied chemistry, mathematics and Physics. The latest application guideline for the next year will be available around January.

Find more details on  Application Guidelines 2020
You can also register "Online application Form" here.(Closed)
*You can obtain the designated form of "Statement of Purpose" here.(Closed)

Program Schedule

The program has three parts: (1) Preliminary study, (2) Lectures and site visits, and (3) Final report.
(1) Preliminary study
Students will learn the basics of Japanese society, science and technology by using websites and e-mail exchanges with a lecturer of the program, and submit a report before the program starts.
(2) Lectures and site visits (The schedule is subject to change.)
23th June Orientation, Introduction to Japanese culture
24th June Introduction of Science and Technology in Japan 1lectures/ site visit on Physics
25th June Lectures/ site visit on Applied Chemistry
26th June Lectures/ site visit on Mechanical Engineering 1
27th June Lectures/ site visit on Mechanical Engineering 2
29th June Lectures/ site visit on Architecture
30th June Lectures/ site visit on Mathematics
1st July Introduction of Science and Technology in Japan 2 and lectures by students graduated the masters program
2st July Final presentation and discussion

[Examples of past site visit]
  • 2017 AY: University of Tokyo, JFE Steel Co., Toshiba Fuchu Complex, Fixters
  • 2018 AY: National Institute for Materials Science, Nissan Yokohama Plant, Anritsu Infivis
  • 2019 AY: National Institute for Materials Science
(3) Final report
Students are required to submit a final report one month after returning to their country.

Program Fees

There is no program fees. Participants are still responsible for their airfare, accommodation, meals and domestic transportation which is necessary for the site visits. The estimated cost is as follows.
-Meals: About 20,000-30,000 JPY
-Domestic transportation: About 20,000 JPY

Application Procedure

(1) Application Criteria
Students are required to;
  1. be an undergraduate student registered in Meiji University’s partner institution during the whole period of the program.
  2. be in the second grade or higher in undergraduate level at the time when the program starts.
  3. be recommended by their home university.
  4. attend the program through the whole period.
  5. be confirmed by home university that they have a sufficient English proficiency to attend the classes and make the necessary administrative procedures.
  6. to have an approval of their physician before applying for the program if they have chronic disease or any pre-existing conditions.
(2) How to Apply
Send the application documents by email through your home university. Designated application form this page.
(3) Application Period
18th March to 31st March 2020
(4) Acceptable Total Number of Participants
20 at maximum. If there are more applicants than 20, selection process will be conducted.
(5) Language
The whole program will be conducted only in English. Participants are required to have a sufficient English language ability.
(6) Venue
Lectures will be conducted in Ikuta Campus of Meiji University. We will also visit companies, factories or research institutes outside of the campus for site visits.
(7) Accommodations
Students need to arrange their accommodation on their own.


SST is applying for JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) scholarship and if this program is adopted, scholarship of 80,000 Japanese yen will be provided after a selection to the certain number of undergraduate students which JASSO specifies. In order to be qualified as a scholarship recipient, students are required to satisfy all the following conditions.
*The following is the past information and is subject to change for 2020.

  1. Must hold nationality of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan. Taiwan (ROC) and Palestine are included. Those who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are NOT acceptable.
  2. Needs to be already accepted by Meiji University based on student exchange cooperation agreement etc.
  3. Demonstrates excellent academic and personal records in the home university. The student’s grade of the previous academic year must be equal or over 2.30 out of 3.00 which is calculated by the JASSO GPA formula. If there is no last academic year evaluation, previous semester grade score will be used.
  4. Needs this scholarship to attend the program for financial reason.
  5. Needs to return to the home university after completing the program and continue his or her studies to obtain a degree.
  6. If a student receives another scholarship (including Meiji University and the home university) to participate the program, the total amount of the support (excluding air fare, scholarship loan, and academic loan) should not exceed 80 thousand per month.

*If the number of applicants are more than acceptable number for the scholarship, selection will be conducted according to their academic grade. Successful applicants will be finalized by JASSO. Result will be notified in May through your home university.

Program Report and Student Voice

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