Two Programs of Sakura Science Exchange Program

Two Programs of Sakura Science Exchange Program

  Features How to Apply Invitation Period
Open Application Program JST supports the necessary expenses for the programs selected as Open Application Program. Overseas and Japanese organizations jointly plan the program, and the Japanese organization sends applications to JST within the designated period. ">Invitaion:
Seven days to three weeks
Online:
More than 5 days
JST Direct Invitation Program JST plans the programs and implements the programs as a host organization. Not open for public application Seven days

Open Application Program

Due to the spread of Covid-19 and the policy of Japanese government, JST has not been implementing invitation programs. For general information on Open Application Program, please click here.
 

Three Kinds of Open Application Programs

Course A: Science and Technology Experience Course
Foreign youth participate in science and technology exchange programs arranged by host organizations in Japan. The period of stay is limited to 7 days. The number of people who can be invited is limited to ten per sending organization, and 15 in case of the invitation from multiple sending organizations (supervisors are excluded in both cases).
Course B: Collaborative Research Activities Course
Foreign youth participate in short term joint research programs arranged by host organizations in Japan. The period of stay is limited to 3 weeks. The number of people who can be invited is basically limited to ten (supervisors are excluded).
Course C: Science and Technology Training Course
Foreign youth participate in converged training to acquire specific technique and skills related to science and technology arranged by the host organizations. The period of stay is limited to 10 days. The number of people who can be invited is limited to 15 per country or region, and 25 from multiple countries and regions (supervisors are excluded in both cases).

Procedure to Implement a Program

Procedure to Implement a Program

Results of Selection

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Total
Applied programs 574 636 631 608 688 704 3,841
Selected programs 283 391 454 492 502 557 2,679

List of Participated Organizations

The organizations that have implemented the Open Application programs can be viewed as followed:

JST Direct Invitation Program

There are two kinds of programs which JST plans and implements as a host organization.

SAKURA SCIENCE High School Program

Excellent high school students from overseas countries and regions are invited to experience science and technology in Japan

SAKURA SCIENCE Supporters Program

Foreign experts in the field of science and technology or education, who are engaged in implementation of Sakura Science Exchange Program are invited to Japan to experience Japanese cutting-edge science and technology, as well as science and technology administration.

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