Guidelines for MSU students

Students and Researchers Exchange Program in Sciences (STEPS) with Russian Universities

Application Guidelines for students
from Lomonosov Moscow State University

1.Aim

This program aims to foster young undergraduates and postgraduates studying in Japan and Russia for future cooperative development between both countries. We invite students from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU) to participate in research exchange at the School of Science and Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo).

NOTE: Please carefully check 5. Hosting Schools and Departments at UTokyo to see which departments you are allowed to
intern at.

2.Eligibility

Applicants must be current undergraduate or postgraduate students of MSU

3.Number of Admission (per year)

About 15 students

4.Requirements

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Good command of English
  • Strong interest in collaboration between Japan and Russia
  • Permission from home university to participate in STEPS

5.Hosting Schools and Departments at UTokyo

  • Faculty of Science (For students in the Bachelor Program and the Specialist Program)
    Department of Mathematics, Department of Information Science, Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy, Department of Earth and Planetary Physics, Department of Earth and Planetary Environmental Science, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Department of Biological Science
  • Graduate School of Science (For students in the Master Program and the PhD Program)
    Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering
    (For students in the Bachelor Program, the Specialist Program, the Master Program and the PhD Program)
    Department of Civil Engineering

NOTE: Each applicant is required to directly contact a professor or an associate professor of the host university and obtain his or her acceptance before applying to the STEPS.

6.Program Duration

September 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2018

7.Period of Stay

1-3 months (Minimum stay of 4 weeks)

8.Program Support

  • Free accommodation provided
  • Round-trip flight ticket

9.How to Apply

  • Contact the prospective hosting professor (Please put the STEPS Office in to the CC when you correspond with the hosting professor)
  • Decide on a visit plan, including period of stay
  • Receive a Letter of Acceptance from the hosting professor
  • Submit all necessary application documents to your university (see contact information below)

10.Participant Report

To submit a report within the requested period upon completion of the program

11.Contacts

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Department of innovation policy and international cooperation
Leninskie Gory 1, Lomonosov MSU main building, section A, 8-th floor, 811
Person in charge: Olga Bogomolova
E-mail:
TEL: +7(495)9394472
URL: http://www.msu.ru/int/tokio.php

UTokyo STEPS Office