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Emergency Relief Program for Scholars and Students at Risk Following the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia

March 30, 2022

May 10, 2022
(*This information will be updated whenever there are additions or corrections.)
 

Emergency Relief Program for Scholars and Students at Risk Following the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia

We are pleased to announce that the University of Tokyo has decided to accept students and researchers who are unable to secure a safe place to study or conduct research due to the armed invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and to provide them with a special educational and research environment for a short term at our university.
 

The armed invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which is an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo by force, is totally unacceptable. We are deeply concerned about this situation, and in the President's Message of February 25, 2022, our president expressed our commitment to take necessary action, including providing support for the people affected, as a university that serves the public interests of the world.

One of the missions of the University of Tokyo is to create a place for intellectual pursuit, open to the world and free from discrimination, for the future generations of Japan and the world. As a result of this current crisis, there are many students and researchers who are unable to continue their education and research as they are not in a safe condition to study or conduct research. These people are now facing a difficult situation, and the University of Tokyo has been considering various means to provide humanitarian assistance to them.

We have decided to launch a special program to host these students and researchers at the University of Tokyo for a short term and provide them with educational and research environments. The University will be listing information on the educational and research programs that we are able to offer and make them available to those who wish to receive such information. The University will also provide financial support (travel expenses, living expenses, etc.), housing support, and living support.

This is the first time for the University to undertake such an initiative. Even though we will be refining the details of the initiative as we go along, we are committed to making a definitive action as a Japanese university in response to such a situation.

In order to promote the initiative and be able to provide necessary support, we have decided to make a call for donations through the University of Tokyo Foundation. Please refer to the following and cooperate with us!

About the Emergency Relief Fund for Scholars and Students at Risk (Japanese) https://utf.u-tokyo.ac.jp/project/pjt144
About the Emergency Relief Fund for Scholars and Students at Risk (English) https://utf.u-tokyo.ac.jp/project/pjt144/English

1. Eligible Applicants

Students and researchers (including part-time, regardless of nationality) who are unable to secure a safe place to study or conduct research due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
  • For undergraduate and graduate students: Depending on where and the status in which you are accepted, you will generally be supervised by an academic staff. (Students are accepted as non-degree-seeking students.)
  • For researchers: You will receive support to continue your research activities. (In principle, the post will be unsalaried)
 

2. Acceptance Period

Until March 31, 2023 (tentative) *Subject to review and possible extension depending on future circumstances.
 

3. Support for Students and Researchers Who have been Accepted

(1) Support for travel to Japan: actual expenses for travel to Japan, support for obtaining status of residence
(2) Housing support: Free rental of university housing, etc.
(3) Financial support: JPY 80,000 per month (tentative) for up to one year as a living support allowance; tuition fees waived for students
(4) Support for daily life: Counseling, Japanese language classes, and other daily life support
 

4.Emergency Relief Programs

  • If you find a program/status that you would like to apply for in the table below, please contact the respective contact person by e-mail to inquire about application procedures. If no contact email is listed, please use the form at the end of this page. We will send you the application instructions shortly.
  • Please check the website of each faculty/graduate school/research institute to make sure that your field of specialization matches the field of education and research of the unit implementing the program.
  • Acceptance is subject to a review process. Please be aware that you may not be accepted if your area of specialization or requirements do not match or depending on the screening process at each department.
  • "Supervisor's Pre-approval" may be required prior to submitting application, depending on conditions set by each graduate school or research institute. Please find a prospective supervisor beforehand.

List of Emergency Relief Programs
For undergraduate and graduate students

 
 No.  Faculty/Graduate School/Research Institute etc. Program/Status Eligibility Remarks Contact (Email)
1 Graduate School of Engineering Postgraduate International Research Student Those who have completed at least sixteen years of education in a country other than Japan. (a holder of a bachelor’s degree)   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
2 Graduate School of Medicine Postgraduate International Research Student  Foreign individuals who wish to study a specific subject at the Graduate school of Medicine. Applicants eligible for admission to the university must be of a nationality other than Japanese and must meet the following requirements:
 
(1) Persons who have been awarded an academic degree that is equivalent to a bachelor’s or Master's degree from a university in a foreign country.
 
(2) Others who are deemed appropriate by the Graduate School of Medicine
The following major fields are able to accept research students.
 
School of Public Health
Clinical Information Engineering 1 – 2 persons
 
School of International Health
Human Genetics 1 – 2 persons
Developmental Medical Sciences 1 – 2 persons
Biomedical Chemistry 1 person
Global Health Policy 1 – 2 persons
 
Those who wish to apply should contact the Graduate School Office ( in.m@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp ).
 
3 School of Science   Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (must be a Bachelor's-degree-seeking program) or a post-graduate program Research only.
Your application can only be considered if we are able to find a suitable hosting supervisor (the matching process may take some time).
 
Apply using the form (see Section 5)
4 Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences Research student A person who has the academic ability equivalent to or greater than that of a person who has graduated from a university related to agricultural science (excluding those who have qualifications for graduate research students). Permission must be obtained from the accepting supervisor in advance https://forms.office.com/r/
qiH4XFk1ts
5 Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences Graduate Research Student Person who is a foreign national and intends to study special matters, and who falls under the following categories
(1) Person who has graduated from a university or has completed 16 years of educational programs in a foreign country
(2) Person who has been deemed acceptable by the graduate school
Permission must be obtained from the accepting supervisor in advance
https://webfs.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/public/
dgGcgAQJxQAA_KgBEep_WVDOuU0C9GTXK_0rdfQxMKB5
https://forms.office.com/r/
qiH4XFk1ts
6 Graduate School of Economics International Research Student Program Graduate student Detailed information will be available upon request. Apply using the form (see Section 5)
7 Graduate School of Education Special Research Student Graduate student   exchange[at]p.u-tokyo.ac.jp
8 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences International Internship Student Undergraduate student   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
9 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Postgraduate International Research Student A person who has graduated or is expected to graduate from a university abroad (i.e., a person who has or will have completed 16 years of regular curricular studies with a bachelor’s degree) Application guidelines
https://israr.f.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/admission/research-student.html
Apply using the form (see Section 5)
10 Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Postgraduate Research Student Program Graduate student Application guidelines
https://www.ilo.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news_en/26124.html
ilo[at]edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
11 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Postgraduate International Research Student Those who have completed 16 years of formal education in a country other than Japan   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
12 Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies International Research Student Program Applicants must be of non-Japanese nationality and  have already graduated from a university, or expect to have graduated by the time of their enrollment as international research students. Application Guidelines
https://www.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admissions/international
gakumu[at]iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp
13 Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies Special Research Student Student in a Master’s or doctoral program Find a prospective supervisor from the website and confirm in advance if they are able to act as your supervisor. https://www.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/faculty gakumu[at]iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp
14 Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies Exchange Doctoral Student Doctoral students only Find a prospective supervisor (professor, associate professor or lecturer of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies) from the website and confirm in advance if they are able to accept you.
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/people/?q=&Submit=
Apply using the form (see Section 5)
15 Graduate School of Public Policy Graduate Research Students Program for International Applicants Graduate student (a person who has obtained a Master’s degree or professional degree, or a person who is deemed to have equivalent or superior academic ability.)   ppin.j[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
16 Institute of Industrial Science Research Student Those who have an undergraduate degree, or those deemed by the institute to have academic ability equivalent or superior to the above, or those deemed by the institute to have considerable experience and sufficient expertise.   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
17 Institute of Industrial Science Internship Student International students enrolled in universities or higher education institutions   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
18 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute International Research Student Those who have a Master’s degree Prospective supervisor’s pre-approval necessary iarp[at]aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
19 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute International Internship Student In principle, students attending a university or institute of higher education Prospective supervisor’s pre-approval necessary iarp[at]aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For Researchers

 No.  Faculty/Graduate School/Research Institute etc. Program/Status Eligibility Remarks Contact (Email)
1 Graduate School of Engineering Visiting Researcher In principle, a full-time researcher affiliated to a Japanese or overseas educational or research institute and has a doctorate degree or an equivalent research record. 14 days or more and less than one year Apply using the form (see Section 5)
2 Graduate School of Engineering Cooperative Visiting Researcher In principle, a full-time researcher affiliated to a Japanese or overseas educational or research institute and has a Master's degree or deemed to have an equivalent or superior research ability. 14 days or more and less than one year Apply using the form (see Section 5)
3 School of Science     Your application can only be considered if we are able to find a suitable hosting faculty member (the matching process may take some time). Apply using the form (see Section 5)
4 Graduate School of Education Visiting international researcher Person with a doctorate degree or is deemed to have equal or superior research ability   exchange[at]p.u-tokyo.ac.jp
5 Graduate School of Education Educational researcher Those who have obtained a doctorate degree from this graduate school or have obtained a doctorate degree from a Japanese or overseas university.   exchange[at]p.u-tokyo.ac.jp
6 Graduate School of Education Collaborative researcher Faculties and researchers from Japanese or overseas at universities and research institutes, or academic staff or those with equivalent qualification at an educational institution (public and private schools, institutions relating to education, medical care, welfare etc.)   exchange[at]p.u-tokyo.ac.jp
7 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Visiting Research Scholar Foreign nationals engaged in education and research at overseas universities, research institutes, etc.
Those with a doctoral degree or recognized to have the research ability equivalent or superior to that of a doctoral degree.
  Apply using the form (see Section 5)
8 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Academic researcher ・Person who has obtained a doctorate degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
・Person who has obtained a doctorate degree from a Japanese or overseas university having obtained a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
・A foreign national who satisfies the above conditions and has already obtained a residency status or is in a position to acquire residency status.
  Apply using the form (see Section 5)
9 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Visiting researcher (1) Those who have a doctorate degree
(2) Those who hold a post of associate professor or higher at an overseas university
(3) Others who are deemed to have similar abilities as the above two points
Prior consent of the host teacher is required.  Apply using the form (see Section 5)
10 Graduate School of Frontier Sciences International Collaborative Researcher Persons with a Master’s degree or higher Application guidelines
https://www.ilo.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news_en/26124.html
ilo[at]edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
11 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Visiting researcher In principle, those who are affiliated with an institution outside the university holding a doctoral degree or those who have a research history equivalent to that of a doctoral degree. 14 days to up to Mar.31 2022 In principle, applications should be submitted through a faculty member of the Graduate School of IST. If there is no contact person, apply by the form (see Section 5).
12 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Cooperative Visiting Researcher Those who with a master's degree or higher, or those who with research ability equivalent or superior to such a degree. 14 days to up to Mar.31 2022 In principle, applications should be submitted through a faculty member of the Graduate School of IST. If there is no contact person, apply by the form (see Section 5).
13 Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies Visiting researcher   Find a prospective supervisor (professor, associate professor or lecturer of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies) from the website and confirm in advance if they are able to accept you.
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/people/?q=&Submit=
Find a perspective supervisor (professor, associate professor or lecturer of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies) from the website and confirm in advance if they are able to accept you.
Apply using the form (see Section 5)
14 Institute of Social Science Visiting Research Fellows (1) A researcher of Japanese society at a research institute, university, or an equivalent organization
(2) A doctoral student or an equivalent status at a university or an equivalent organization Depending on circumstances, requirements may be relaxed.
https://www.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/visiting_scholar/index.html Apply using the form (see Section 5)
15 Institute of Industrial Science Researcher     Apply using the form (see Section 5)
16 Institute for Quantitative Biosciences Foreign researcher Persons who belong to an overseas educational or research institution and is a university graduate or deemed to have equivalent or superior research ability.   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
17 Institute for Quantitative Biosciences Post Doctoral Fellow Limited to those who are not affiliated to any Japanese or overseas research institutions etc.

 

  Apply using the form (see Section 5)
18 Institute for Quantitative Biosciences Collaborative researcher Researchers with advanced expertise belonging to research facilities at a Japanese or overseas educational and research institutions or private companies.   Apply using the form (see Section 5)
19 Institute for Cosmic Ray Research Collaborating researcher Persons with knowledge equivalent to or higher than that of a project researcher at the University of Tokyo (doctorate degree recipient or those who are sure to obtain a doctorate degree) ・As a faculty of the ICRR must act as an accepting faculty, prior approval must be obtained from the faculty.
・The period of acceptance will be a maximum of two years.
Apply using the form (see Section 5)
20 Institute for Cosmic Ray Research Collaborative joint researcher Joint researcher on topics adopted for joint research at the institute Application by a collaborative joint researcher is required
https://www.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/collaborators-2/#1
Apply using the form (see Section 5)
21 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute International Research Student Those who have a Master’s degree Prospective supervisor’s pre-approval necessary iarp@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
22 Tokyo College Acceptance as a visiting professor [1]Demonstrate excellent abilities and achievements in one’s research area
[2]Have sufficient command of English or Japanese
Although PCs and printers are available at Tokyo College, it is difficult to maintain laboratory equipment in our offices. As a result, we anticipate accepting primarily researchers in the humanities and non-experimental sciences. crisis-support[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
23 Tokyo College Acceptance as a visiting researcher [1]Possess sufficient academic knowledge to carry out the research objectives of Tokyo College
[2]Have sufficient command of English or Japanese
Tokyo College is unable to provide office space. When conducting research, we request that you make use of one of the University’s shared spaces, such as the General Library. crisis-support[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
24 International Research Center for Neurointelligence Visiting Researcher Researchers affiliated with a university or institution in Japan or overseas, or researchers who have considerable research achievements or practical experience and is accepted by the Director. We may ask the applicant to attend an interview using Zoom.
In principle, the period of acceptance is one year.
- Please find an academic staff member you wish to work with from the lists of Principal Investigators (PIs) and Research Core Facility (https://ircn.jp/en/people).
- You can also send requests through the inquiry page (https://forms.office.com/r/thdFHpdy5r). We will forward your inquiry to the relevant PIs and Research Core Facility members and try to find a researcher who can host you.
25 Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe Visiting Researcher Researchers who belong to universities or research institutes participating in joint research at the Kavli IPMU It is necessary to discuss with a researcher of Kavli IPMU who is able to accept you about the research topics etc. researchsupport[at]ipmu.jp
26 Institute for Future Initiatives Visiting Researcher Persons not affiliated with UTokyo who have certain research achievements or who have practical experience To apply, please find a research unit or faculty member you wish to work with from the Institute's website (https://ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/). Use the contact form
https://ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/contact/form/
27 University Museum Invited researcher (1) Full-time employees belonging to UTokyo and other research or higher educational institutions and engaged in research and educations.
(2) A person who has expertise in research, collection, organizing, preservation and exhibition of academic specimens, etc.
(3) Depending on research fields, those who receive recommendations from relevant faculties belonging to the University Museum.
  Apply using the form (see Section 5)
28 Information Technology Center Visiting researcher (1) Person who has a doctorate degree and is employed at a domestic or overseas educational or research institution.
(2) Others approved by the director for special reasons.
Specify a research division or a faculty member you wish to work with.
https://www.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/staff/
Upon application, provide your place of work, position and field of work in your home country (e.g. website, ID card etc.). Attach CV if possible.
soumu-boshu[at]itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

5. Application and Inquiry Form

For inquiries about listings that do not include a "Contact Email", please contact us using the form below.

https://forms.office.com/r/thdFHpdy5r

 
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