Financial support (2018)

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Financial support to cover participation expenses: UTRIP participants will be granted financial support to cover their costs and expenses in two forms: (1) The Graduate School of Science (GSS) Scholarship for UTRIP-Related Expenses ("GSS-UTRIP Scholarship"), and (2) the FUTI Award (Friends of UTokyo, Inc.) Please note that the FUTI Award is applicable to students who are currently enrolled in U. S. universities regardless of their citizenship. When an applicant is selected to receive the FUTI Award, he or she cannot concurrently receive a GSS-UTRIP Scholarship. A GSS-UTRIP Scholarship will be applicable when an application to the FUTI Award is rejected by the sponsor.

Please check the detail at the web pages below:
  1. GSS-UTRIP Scholarship
  2. FUTI Award

Conditions to receive the financial support:

  • All participants are required to stay at the facilities designated by the school during the program period regardless of the form of financial support to be granted.
  • Participants shall not leave before completing the program without obtaining prior written consent from both the supervisor of the host laboratory and the Head of the International Liaison Office.

I. Graduate School of Science (GSS) Scholarship for UTRIP-Related Expenses ("GSS-UTRIP Scholarship"):

  1. A stipend of JPY 60,000 yen: This stipend will be provided to cover some personal expenses such as travel expenses in Japan (transportation fees between Narita (or Haneda) Airport and UTokyo, or visa-application fee (if needed), etc.
  2. Housing: Housing will be provided for the duration of the stay for 43 nights with some limitation.
  3. Funding for travel: The funding will in no circumstances exceed JPY 100,000. When the transport expense is paid in a currency other than JPY, it will be converted to JPY at the exchange rate announced by UTokyo. Reimbursement of airfares and payment of the stipend will be made only upon the student's arrival at UTokyo.
    The student must acknowledge and agree that reimbursement will be made only when he or she satisfies the following conditions: (1) the flight route is a simple round trip (economy-class) between the nearest airport to the student’s home university or hometown and Tokyo (Narita or Haneda airport); (2) the hometown can be chosen only if it is closer to Tokyo than the home university; (3) the student must submit a payment proof (receipt) together with a flight confirmation by the stipulated deadline.

II. FUTI (Friends of UTokyo, Inc.) Summer Internship Award ("FUTI Award")

  1. Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI) agreed to the underlying principle in the UTRIP program and decided to offer a few to several awards (up to $ 4,000 per student) to outstanding students.
  2. The FUTI Award is an internship award to students enrolled in U.S. universities regardless of their citizenship.
  3. Selection to the award will be made by the selection committee of FUTI. When a U.S. student applying for the UTRIP program is interested in the FUTI Award, they should separately apply for the FUTI Award through their website.

You can read the reports submitted by the FUTI awardees participating in UTRIP in the past years at the web pages below: