The 2020 Study and Visit Abroad Program (SVAP 2020)

The 2020 Study and Visit Abroad Program (SVAP 2020)


―Outbound students―


Applications for the SVAP 2020 program are now being accepted. The deadline is January 30, 2020 (Thursday) at noon (JST, Japan Standard Time, GMT+0900).


The Faculty of Science at the University of Tokyo invites current undergraduate students with strong initiative, to apply for the SVAP 2020 program. We will fund students who wish to either pursue a research internship or attend short term courses such as summer school courses at a university or research institute abroad.


Maximum total number of awardees: 13


Period of stay: 2 weeks to 3 months between May11th, 2020 and March 25th, 2021


Submission of applications: By January 30, 2020, 12:00 noon JST, at the International Liaison Office (Room 278, East Wing, Faculty of Science Building 1, Hongo Campus). Students can submit their applications directly, or send them by post or by university internal mail.


Program details:


Students can choose between the following types of Study and Visit Abroad:


Type A: The candidate designs his or her own research internship abroad scheme and contacts a faculty member or a researcher at the host institution directly. Candidates must submit a Letter of Acceptance Form filled out and signed by a professor or associate professor (or a researcher of equivalent status) at the hosting institution. Funding will be available for housing, airfare and living expenses, and will not exceed JPY 650,000 per program participant.


Type B1: The candidate applies to attend a Summer Session at the University of California. Funding will be available for housing, airfare and living expenses, and will not exceed JPY 400,000 per program participant. In addition, the Summer Session course fees at the University of California will be exempted in accordance with the Agreement between the University of California and UTokyo Faculty of Science.


Type B2: The candidate applies to an existing program abroad. In principle, the existing program can be any fixed-term internship program/summer program or a summer/winter school other than one which falls under Type B1. Funding will be available for housing, airfare, course fees and living expenses, and will not exceed JPY 650,000 per program participant.


A list of some existing internship programs and summer schools can be found at the link below, for reference. Note that this list is not comprehensive, and candidates are most welcome to search and find other options by themselves.


Candidates opting for Type A and Type B1 will be given a higher priority in the selection process.


Selection Process: Those who pass the document screening will be invited for an interview at the Faculty of Science. The interview, which will be held in English, is expected to be scheduled in February 2020. Final results will be sent to all applicants by email in late March, 2020.


Report: Participants will be required to submit an SVAP 2020 report within one month after their return to Japan.


Please refer to the original program announcement in Japanese for the exact rules and the Application Forms – [WORD file] , and the list of existing internship and summer school programs (Type B1・B2) – [PDF file; to be updated].


Link to the SVAP Application Page (in Japanese):



Contact: Ms. Chie Sakuta

International Liaison Office, Room 278,

Faculty of Science Bldg 1 East Wing, Hongo Campus

Faculty of Science

The University of Tokyo

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

TEL:03-5841-7953 FAX:03-5841-8775

Email: ilo.s@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Announcements for SVAP 2020 were made on September 20, 2019.



―東京大学大学院理学系研究科・理学部 国際化推進室―

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