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Coming to NAIST as a Visiting Researcher

NAIST accepts those who meet the following criteria as international Visiting Researchers, as based on the NAIST Visiting Researcher Acceptance Regulations.
Persons eligible for acceptance as a Visiting Researcher must be recognized as having the title of Professor, Associate Professor, (Full-time) Lecturer, Assistant Professor, or the equivalent, and must be one of the following.

  1. A researcher invited by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  2. A researcher invited through an international exchange program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  3. A researcher invited through the Follow-up Research Fellowship of the Japanese Student Services Organization
  4. A researcher accepted through an exchange program of a foreign government, international organization or other public organization
  5. In addition to being a researcher stipulated in one of the previous 4 items, the researcher is to be deemed appropriate to promote international academic exchange

International Visiting Researchers are accepted through NAIST faculty members, so interested researchers should contact faculty members directly to discuss research possibilities and opportunities.
See the following list to search for laboratories and faculty members.

Visa application

Please see「Visa application for Visiting Researchers

Accommodation facilities

Please apply for accommodations through the host faculty member.

Name of Facility Cost Where to apply
Guesthouse Sentan
(located on campus)
Single room:3,000 yen/per night・
\60,000 / 21-30 nights
Welfare Section, Personnel Division
Takayama Science Plaza
(Located next to NAIST)
Single room:\57,000 / month Welfare Section, Personnel Division
Urban Renaissance Agency Nakatomi dai-3
(located within a bus ride from NAIST)
※Japanese language only
~3 bed rooms, dining, and kitchen:
about \60,000 / month
UR Nakatomi dai-3 local information office

Orientation upon arrival to Japan

Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) provides individual orientations for international Visiting Researchers visiting Japan to provide information on administrative procedures and living in Japan. Please contact CISS to arrange an orientation to make the most of your stay in Japan, especially if staying longer.

Contact us
  • International Affairs Division / International Affairs Section
    TEL : (0743)72-6245 / 6246
    E-mail : kokusai[at]ad.naist.jp
  • Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS)
    TEL : (0743)72-6240
    E-mail :ciss[at]ad.naist.jp