Open Application Program

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.

We have stopped accepting applications for the financial year of 2023.

Eligibility Criteria for the program

1. Countries or regions for invitation

Basically, 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.

Application Guidelines