Open Application Program
Proposals for Open Application Program are still accepted. However, due to the spread of Covid-19 and the policy of Japanese government, JST has not been implementing invitation programs.
Sakura Science Exchange Program invites aspiring youth for a short period of time and promotes the exchange in the field of science and technology.
Individual application cannot be accepted. Overseas and Japanese organizations jointly plan the program, and the Japanese organization sends applications to JST within the designated period.
During the Application period in fiscal year 2021, there are 3 deadlines to screen the application documents.
Schedule for FY2021 is as below. Please note that this schedule is subject to change, and the 3rd Application period could be canceled due to budgetary or program managing reasons.
|Start Acceptance||Application Deadline||Result Notification||Program Implication|
|1st Period||May 17th, 2021||June 30th, 2021||In the end of August||From the end of September to March 15th, 2022|
|2nd Period||July 1st, 2021||August 31st, 2021||In the middle of October||From the middle of November to March 15th, 2022|
|3rd Period||September 1st, 2021||November 5th, 2021||In the middle of December||From the end of January 2022 to March 15th, 2022|
Eligibility Criteria for the program
1. Countries or regions for invitationBasically, all countries and regions are eligible for invitation.
2. Requirements for invitees
The invitee must meet the following requirements when coming to Japan.
- (1) Affiliation / Age
- (i) High school students, Technical college students
(ii) University students, Graduate students, Postdoctoral fellows, Faculty members, and persons who are engaged in work related to science and technology at public institutions and are below 40 years old.
- (2) Experience of staying Japan
- In principal, invitation by Sakura Science Exchange Program must be the first stay Japan for the invitee.