Summer Student Program 2020

The frontier of research can be experienced with the various themes about nuclear fusion. We are looking forward to participating the students who want to enroll in SOKENDAI. Let’s research with real researchers in the frontier of fusion research!

Summer Student Program 2020 will be open with performing infection control measures for COVID-19, such as, some topics will be performed through the on-line system. However, there is a possibility that this program will be canceled, or the contents will be changed according to the situation. The latest information will be published in this web page whenever necessary.


* The official language through the Summer Student Program is Japanese.

* Application has been closed. (July 5)


August 24 (Mon.) – 28 (Fri.), 2020


National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) Access

Qualification Requirements

Undergraduate students and technical college students (4-5 grades in departments and students in advanced courses) who want to enroll in SOKENDAI


About 30 students
*Adoption will be notified at the beginning of July.

Registration Fee

Free of charge
*Accommodation facility in National Institute for Fusion Science is offered. Subject to the report submission, outward transportation and accommodation fees inside Japan will be supported. There are conditions if you are using an airplane. Please contact with the following contact division for details.


A research theme chosen among Plasma experiment, Advanced engineering, Theory, and Simulation can be experienced independently in a small group with the support by researchers and SOKENDAI students. Facility tour, lectures, and guidance are also performed with other participants. The levels of research themes are for undergraduate students.


List of Topics


Aug. 24 (Mon.) Opening (13:45~), Facility tour(web broadcast(under planning)), Banquet(for students on-site)
Aug. 25 (Tue.) Morning meeting (9:00~), Research experience, Lecture, Career building (Round-table talk with young researchers with on-line system)
Aug. 26 (Wed.) Morning meeting (9:00~), Research experience
Aug. 27 (Thu.) Morning meeting (9:00~), Research experience
Aug. 28 (Fri.) Result presentation session (9:00~), Guidance, Closing (12:20)

The students on-line attend to the scheduled events, such as opening ceremony, morning meeting and lecture, through on-line system in principle. However, in the case that you will not attend due to a lecture at your own university and so on, please contact with your supervisor of this summer student program. In the research experience, you receive research guidance from your supervisor of this program whenever necessary through Zoom, chat and so on.

Report from Participants (in Japanese)

宇都宮大学 4年・Kさん

釧路工業高等専門学校 5年・Nさん

秋田工業高等専門学校 4年・Sさん


Past Summer Student Programs

List of Summer Student Programs

Application Process

Application has been closed. (Deadline: July 5)


Research Support Division, Graduate Student Affairs Section, National Institute for Fusion Science
Phone: +81-(0)572-58-2042 E-mail : from here