Call for Applications, SOKENDAI Asia Winter School in Tokyo, Japan

Deadline:  19 November 2018
Open to: MS/PhD students studying in mainly East Asian region
Venue: 27 February - 1 March 2019 at NAOJ, Tokyo, Japan


The School of Physical Sciences and the School of High Energy Accelerator Science host the Asia Winter School so that young researchers from across Asia can broaden their international horizons. Intended to provide the School of Physical Sciences and the School of High Energy Accelerator Sciences’outstanding research and educational experience to those not attending the graduate university, the session invites interested international undergraduate and graduate students as well as young researchers from Japan and across Asia to take part in the intensive seminars and training courses.

Lecturers will review each topic and give key questions. Key scientific papers will be provided to students. - Students will be divided into small groups to discuss each key question based on the papers, under supervision by lecturers and additional tutors. - We would like to ask lecturers to help discussion if they are available. We will also ask local staff to help as tutors. - The results of discussion will be presented in the last session.


The MS/PhD students studying in mainly East Asian region are eligible to apply.


 SOKENDAI or UST will partially support travel cost for attendees if they request. The support will be fixed amount of up to JPY40,000 (for those from Japan) and JPY60,000 (for those from foreign countries) for each. Please note that the financial support is subject to change.

Further details will be announced to the successful applicants.

Accommodation: We will reserve some rooms in Cosmos Kaikan (NAOJ guest house) and Hotel Mets Musashi-sakai (near Musashi-sakai train station). Please be aware that the end of February is the busy season because of the entrance examination of nearby universities. 


If you wish to attend SAWS2019, please download and complete the registration from and send it to

The submission deadline is *** November 19 (Monday) JST17:00 (UT08:00) *** 
Please don't forget to ask your supervisor for recommendation letter on your attendance to the winter school. This is mandatory and the deadline is the same as the student's application.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact to:

The official web-page.