Application Guidelines for AY2023 Research Internship Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kumamoto University

Application Guidelines for AY2023 Research Internship

Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kumamoto University

May 24,2023



This is an information of Research Internship in 2023.


  1. Qualifications of Applicants

・Person who wish to enter Graduate school of Medical Sciences Kumamoto University later

・Undergraduate students, graduate students who enroll at universities/colleges outside Japan, or work outside Japan

・Person who are interested in research of medicine and life sciences


  1. Number of Intern: 2 persons


  1. Internship Period

About 2 to 4 weeks between August 1, 2023 and February 29, 2024

*Internships program of longer than 4 weeks are also available. Please consult with the host supervisor about the internship period.


  1. Internship Program

Graduate school of Medical Sciences and host laboratory decide on the program content based on the application details.


  1. Internship Fee and Scholarship Allowance

・Internship fee:Free

・Scholarship allowance: Up to 300,000 yen per student

Actual costs of air fare and accommodation (up to 10,000 yen per night).

・Scholarship will be paid by telegraphic transfer to applicant’s bank account of his/her home country after internship program completes.


* The scholarship for the program is not granted to students who have already received other scholarships or research subsidies with the aim of supporting their activities at Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kumamoto University

* If applicants wish to attend the internship program with your own expenses or other scholarships, please let us know.


  1. Application Procedures

(1) Required Documents

1) Application form (Form1)

2) A letter of recommendation from a professor or research supervisor who can evaluate the applicant’s ability in study and research

3)An academic transcript of the applicant’s current university or final academic transcript.

4) An English Proficiency test score (TOEIC or TOEFL etc.)



(2) Application Deadline

June 30 (Fri)



(3) Place to submit documents

Required documents must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences by the host supervisor.


  1. Selection Procedures

The screening committee selects internship students based on documents submitted.


  1. Announcement of Results

Late July, 2023



9.Internship student’s obligation

・Internship student must obtain a visa to enter Japan

・Internship student must reserve air tickets and accommodation for the program by himself/herself.

・Internship student must submit a report when the internship program complete.

・If an internship student loses or damages the facilities, machines, and equipment of the University due to intentionally or gross negligence during the internship period, he/she shall promptly restore or compensate for the damage.

・Internship students must buy a travel insurance by himself/herself.

・Internship student must follow this application guidelines, the rules of Kumamoto University and

host supervisor’s instructions.



A certificate of completion will be issued after internship program completes.




[How to calculate the grade index]

Use the table below to convert your grades into the grade points. Then, entry your grade points in the formula below to calculate the index.



Types Grades
4-level rating (type 1) Excellent Good Average Fail
4-level rating (type 2) A B C F
4-level rating (type 3) 100 – 80 points 79 – 70 points 69 – 60 points 59 points or lower
5-level rating (type 1) S A B C F
5-level rating (type 2) A B C D F
5-level rating (type 3) 100 – 90 points 89 – 80 points 79 – 70 points 69 – 60 points 59 points or lower
Grade Point (GP) 3 3 2 1 0


(Index Formula)

([number of GP3 credits] x 3) + ([number of GP2 Credits] x 2) + ([number of GP1 credits] x 1) + ([number of GP0 credits] x 0)/ Total Number of Registered Credits


*Only the credits of the regular courses shall be counted. The credits as a research student nor of  a Japanese language school cannot be counted for grades.

*For working adult students, the grade of the last education shall be calculated. For the current students, the grade of the current school shall be calculated.


(Note 1) If your course is not a credit system, replace the number of credits in the index formula with the number of courses taken.

(Note 2) If you are a transfer student, use the number of credits after the transfer.

(Note 3) Any descriptions of grades other than ones in the table above (such as “qualification”, “pass”, etc.) are not applicable for the calculation.

(Note 4) Round down to the 2nd digit from the decimal point, if the calculated GPA has fraction.



For further information, please contact:

Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University

1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan

Phone: +81-96-373-5029 Fax: +81-96-373-5030