Cutting-edge science in Yokohama at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)
Faculty: Takao Hensch and principal investigators at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)
Experience science in Japan at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS). This 10-week program begins with a private tutorial by IMS faculty on basic immunology, followed by an international lecture series at the graduate level culminating in a cutting-edge symposium by world leaders in the field.
You then have the opportunity to enter IMS host labs to conduct basic research alongside young Japanese scientists. On-site language courses and weekend excursions to nearby cultural sites such as Kamakura and Mt. Fuji are an integral component.
You must be at least 18 years old and have completed at least one year of college or be a first-year student in good academic standing to apply.
The application materials, outlined below, are due January 28, 2016:
- A completed online application (available in early December) that includes:
- A $50 nonrefundable application fee
- A statement of interest in the program, including information on relevant coursework and travel experience abroad (previous travel is not a prerequisite)
- Transcripts (student record accepted for Harvard students)
Program directors may ask for interviews.
You will be notified of admission decisions by mid-February.
There is a nonrefundable $50 application fee. The cost of the program includes the following:
- Room and some meals
- Excursions (including meals when appropriate)
In addition to the program fee, you are responsible for:
- A health insurance fee (waived if students have US insurance that provides coverage outside the United States)
- Transportation to and from Yokohama
- The cost of passports and visas (if the latter is needed)
- Any immunizations
How to pay and funding options
See Payment and Funding for payment deadlines, deposit amounts, and more information, including funding options for Harvard College students.
For information on Reischauer Institute funding opportunities, please visit Reischauer’s webpage on fellowships and grants.
You reside in dorms inhabited by fellow exchange students studying at various institutions in Yokohama.
Contact Takao Hensch, email@example.com.
Students with disabilities
Contact the disability services coordinator as soon as possible. See Students with Disabilities for more information.