What is UTRIP?
UTRIP stands for the "University of Tokyo Research Internship Program." This program was launched by the Graduate School of Science (GSS) of the University of Tokyo (one of the world's leading research-education universities) as part of its campaign begun in June 2010 for promoting the internationalization of the GSS by inviting talented young students from abroad. UTRIP is an intensive summer research program targeted at undergraduates who have a keen interest in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the future. During the program, the participants receive intensive instruction and guidance on conducting research from renowned faculty members belonging to the GSS's six departments of physics, astronomy, chemistry, earth & planetary science, biophysics & biochemistry, and biological sciences. The program is open to students who are currently enrolled in their junior or senior years at an accredited college or university outside of Japan, and who are majoring in a natural science or related field. Students participating in the program who are highly evaluated by the faculty members will be given priority for receiving scholarships when applying for admission to the GSS the following year. The program also includes an excursion outside of Tokyo as well as a short course on the Japanese language and culture.
UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advance degree and experiencing academic life at Todai. Take this opportunity to get a head-start for challenging the rigors of graduate study in the natural sciences.
Voices from UTRIP 2012 participating students
- The program gave me a wonderful research experience. I want other students to get such an experience. (Participating student from an institute in India.)
- I think UTRIP is the best internship in the world. (Student from a university in England)
- I never thought research could be as challenging, exciting, and rewarding as my experience at UTRIP. (Student from U.S.A.)
- UTRIP is a very good international program that provides students an international environment. The program gave me a chance to experience the life of graduate student and I found it was much better and more interesting than I had expected. (Student from China)