Brain Science Training ProgramBrain Science Training Program

Brain Science
Training Program


Application Form

Application: Mid of July - Aug. 16th Sep. 10th

Application Form

Eligible applicants

Graduate students or those with equivalent knowledge
Students who can commute to RIKEN every Tuesday for 9 months


Every Tuesday from 4:30-7:30pm for 10 months starting Sept.



Comments from past participants are on the website.

Documents for submission (All documents should be in English)

  1. CV
  2. A short essay on any topic, such as about yourself, or your research goals (200–400 words)
  3. Select one original research paper, read it closely, and then write a report summarizing the paper and explaining the reason for your interest in it, its significance, and how it relates to your future research themes and outlook (400–800 words). (You may not choose a paper that has been published by someone in your own lab.)
  4. A recommendation letter from your research advisor
    A letter of recommendation should be uploaded by your research advisor.


Admissions decisions are available within 2weeks after the deadline.


  • Address
    2-1 Hirosawa, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN
  • Place
    6F Seminar Rm., Brain Science Central Bldg., RIKEN Center for Brain Science
  • Transportation
    15 minutes walk from Wako-shi station (Tobu Tojo Line or Yurakucho/Fukutoshin Subway Line)
    Visiting RIKEN CBS



Every lecture and discussion will be in English


There is no scholarship plan for this program.