As PhD-candidate or master student at KTH you have the opportunity to be guest researcher at the leading institute for informatics in Japan

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo has identified KTH as a prioritized partner. Master students and PhD-students at KTH are eligible to be supervised for example for the master’s degree project. Due to the current pandemic the research supervision is set up as distance internship.

Students who successfully complete an On-line NII International Internship will be given special priority for subsequent applications with the same NII supervisor for the On-site Internship Program with funding.

Students need to find a supervising professor at NII and then write a Letter of Motivation. The Letter should be sent to Assoc.Prof. Atsuto Maki,, who is coordinating this program at KTH. Do that before September 25th. Then the decision will be made for 1-2 applicants to be nominated. Vice president Stefan Östlund is responsible for this process.

NII offers an exceptionally strong research environment. It is the only national institute in Japan in the area of informatics with some 75 permanent professors and also many visiting professors.
The institute is located in central Tokyo.

Information about the scholarship programme:
NII International Internship Program – 2021 1st Call On-line – Guideline for Candidates – About NII – National Institute of Informatics

Once the restrictions for travel etc are lifted we expect NII to restart the calls for on-site internships with financial support for the visit.

//Torkel Werge
Senior Advisor for International Relations